It’s an Irish name, pronounced ‘ASH-LING’. It means ‘dream’ – a magical, mystical dream.
Aisling’s favourite stories were always tales of the supernatural. From Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, to the stories of C.S. Lewis to 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’.
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.
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.
Aisling’s first novel (available now!) is an epic Urban Fantasy Adventure entitled ‘Blood & Sand – The First Book of Rue.’
Blood & Sand is a tale that loves the vampire genre and respects the tropes, yet remains original. It features an ancient and modern storyline, lots of kick-ass action, a burgeoning romance and a subtle exploration of gender, sexuality & addiction. This is a vampire story that’s not *just* about vampires, one that both vampire and urban fantasy fans will adore.
You can purchase digital copies of the book here: https://books2read.com/b/bloodandsand
And copies of the print edition here: https://bookshop.org/shop/aislingwilder
and here: https://tinyurl.com/bloodsandprint
You can also purchase a limited first edition, personally signed and numbered by Aisling, right here!
“There are moments that have you writhing… Wilder is able to take you at the peak of emotion and drop you with a cliffhanger, leaving you desperate to find out what happened.” ~ M. Aaronson