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Aisling Wider

Location: Galway
Facilitates workshops.
Speaks at events.
Speaks to writer groups.
Speaks to book clubs.


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.


Blood & Sand – The First Book of Rue.

Sometimes being a 4000-year-old vampire isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Between bad dreams, blackouts, and an unusual amount of sun for her adopted home of Dublin, Rue just isn’t having the best summer. Taking a walk to try and relax, she finds herself being hunted, by a frustratingly familiar and distractingly desirable girl. A girl who is being hunted herself.  That’s when things get a whole lot worse.  

Born a daughter of the temple, Asharru is a true believer. A child of the gods.  When raiders from the mountains attack,  destroying her city and devastating her dreams, Asharru decides to die by her own hand rather than theirs, calling to the gods to take her soul. The gods do not hear her—but something else does. Something dark, patient and eternal. Reborn in pain, torn from light, Asharru must learn to survive, in endless nights of sand, sorrow, and blood.

Blood & Sand explores and deconstructs traditional fantasy/urban fantasy tropes, exploring themes of gender, sexuality, addiction, morality, and the darkness within all of us.


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