I am truly impressed with Ed Koonce’s literary voice. He is a man who is definitely in tune with his spiritual sensitivities. I was prepared to read a story about high adventure, or soldiering… however, his part Cherokee Indian hero is much more than an avenging warrior. He is a man who rides above the storm of adversity on the wings of his faith. 4 Cups
Cinderella And The Stripper
Joshua Matthews comes home from Viet Nam with a broken body and a broken spirit…and then on a lonely Christmas Eve, Josh has a life changing experience.
You will find that Koonce has a talent for weaving a web of twists and turns that will keep you wondering what’s around the next corner.
But above all, this is a touching story, skillfully done, that shows the Grace of God and His sufficiency. It’s a recommended read. I also recommend we watch for Ed Koonce’s next novel.
Wings E-press 1/2007
In Above The Storm, Ed Koonce has addressed many of the problems that face organized religion. The story effectively deals with the many issues that face families today. The author takes you into the lives of people who are challenged, you live and feel with them. I hoped, laughed and cried; emotion fills every page. Above the Storm is a must read in a land filled with violence and hatred. Ed Koonce is a beacon of hope in a war torn world. The story is well written and I look forward to his next release. Above The Storm is a 5 tear on the mascara scale.
—A. Dee Carey,
The Fox Lady,
The author, grandson of a Methodist minister, was born into a very poor home in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. He left for college with only a ten-dollar bill in his pocket and a determination to find a job and earn a degree.
He graduated 4 years later with a degree in theology, planning to be a minister.
But after pastoring a church for a time, he decided that he had missed his calling and returned to college to earn a Bachelor of Science degree, and eventually a Master of Arts degree.
He has been active in church work since the age of 15, and is retired from Tinker Air Force Base, where he worked as a systems analyst.