WHO IS AISLING WILDER?
Aisling is a writer, specialising in Urban fantasy, High Fantasy and Magical Realism. Aisling is an Irish name, pronounced ‘ASH-LING’, and It means ‘dream’ – specifically, a magical, mystical dream.
Aisling’s favourite stories growing up were always tales of the supernatural. From Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, to traditional folk tales and myths to the works of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, to more modern stories of Princes and Princesses, elves and fairies and magic spells-she was transfixed. So much so that she would think about the stories long after they were read, carrying on in her own imagination with things that could have happened after the ‘Happily Ever After’.
Aisling writes engaging and exciting tales of the supernatural and magical; of vampires, fairies, werewolves, ghosts, angels, demons, magicians, and all sorts of other creatures.
Creatures that might live right next door.
For the last few years, Aisling has been settled in the West of Ireland, and it was there she began writing her own stories. Stories of the lives, loves and adventures of all the characters living in her head. She began working on her first novel in 2012, and in 2018, she submitted to the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival Literary Prize – and won! Wilderwood Press published Blood & Sand – The First Book of Rue in late 2019, and it’s been going strong ever since!
Aisling is currently working on The Second Book of Rue, due for release in the first half of 2023!