Stepping into worlds that I am the first to see, and meeting those who live there before all others, is a joy unlike anything else I’ve experienced. As a writer, I attempt to share this joy with an invitation to others. Thanks to those who have accepted the invitation. 


Why do I write? Simply, I am drawn to shining a light on the human condition...without judgment, light pierces the darkness and is freeing. It allows us to explore what it is to be human


Cutting of Harp Strings: a novel, my latest book, is all about living your truth. My fantasy series, The Elias Chronicles, asks the question we all think about, and that is - who am I? There is more to come.


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AMAZON #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Literature & Fiction - January 2022
Thrown off guard—Emotions raw—No regrets!

Eli returns to the secret place he once shared with Aiden searching for the peace that has eluded him for his entire life.

Polar opposite, he and Aiden are thrust together as roommates their senior year. They clash not fully aware of their true selves, yet their friendship unfolds in ways neither had ever before experienced. Caught off guard, their relationship deepens but like a gut punch, Aiden's decision changes everything.

A poignant coming-of-age story of friendship, living in the moment, and love is a poetic mosaic of joy, heartbreak, self-reflection but most of all, utter bliss.



AMAZON#1 New Release  in Teen & Young Adult Literature Fiction-

January 7, 2022





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"... a compelling and engagingly written story of friendship, the word used to describe a long, slow process of enlightenment as well as a term applicable to the process of healing and learning to make sense of life. Spanning twenty-five years, and centered around a secluded spot of inspiration, Cutting of Harp Strings is a strongly recommended and emotionally moving saga."
— James A. Cox, editor-in-chief, Midwest Book Review.  
  "In Cutting of Harp Strings, E.G. Kardos continues to show a creative imagination, a wicked sense of humor and a depth of characterization.
— Jay Strafford, retired books editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch.

"... one of the most powerful stories of friendship I've read in a while. The interchanges between Eli and Gabe remind me of the relationship between the main characters in my book Floating Twigs... Cutting of Harp Strings is a poignant reminder of the true meaning of friendship and how the search for ourselves is never-ending. Read it; you won't regret it."       
— Charles Tabb, author, Floating Twigs

"If you enjoy a read that makes you think, really think, about the important questions of one's life, this story is for you. An inward journey set in a very real world. Great characters that evolve, but never in a straight line, like life itself, their journey meanders with twists and turns, surprises and disappointments. If you are looking for a book that when you put it down you sit quietly and ponder, then give this book a try."
— Roy Dimond, author, Silence and Circumstance

"... a bit like "Dead Poets Society" but with more grace. This is warm, human, and gentle, a fine coming-of-age novel. Kardos' descriptive powers will have you living what he describes as two friends trek through the forest to a waterfall which will eventually consume one of them. A joyful, tearful, novel."
-- V.L. Stuart, author, Orb & Arrow

"evocative and visual"
--a reader

"I must admit, I felt I was there with Aiden and Eli. I traveled the difficult road with them, and felt Eli's loss." 
--retired teacher of English Literature


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