Aletha Wade The Oaken Goddess
Fern, the Goddess of life, has plans to retire. She wants to live out the rest of her existence in peace. She knows how everything should go, down to the last detail, and sets her scheme in motion.
Unfortunately, even if you are a goddess, things don’t always go as planned
Grumpy Old Gods Volume 2
The Grumpy Old Gods are back in this second installment of mythical fun. Join us for 13 new tales of deities that are retired, reborn, waning, or AWOL from their assigned posts as they hilariously navigate life, death, and everything in between.
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Name three books that influenced you as a writer and tell us about your life when you read them.
The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub. I was going through a tough time in my own life when I read it, and the idea of being able to ‘flip’ to another world really got my attention. At that time, I would have given my eye teeth to be able to do that. It also cultivated a love of werewolves in my heart.
Another book (series actually) that still has a significant impact on my life as a writer is the Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. It’s filled with magic, action, adventure with a touch of romance, and so much more. His novels follow one after the other, after the other. I love that. If a story is great, and I mean fantastically great, it should ever end. That’s what I hope to achieve with my Myrr-Mor series. I’ve plotted and planned them for years, and I’m busy with the fourth installment. I believe there is so much to write about in this series, that it too need never end.
And finally, the Bible. It’s the best book ever written. I’ve read it numerous times and still read it whenever I can. It inspires me each day, not only to be a better person but to live and love and hope, knowing that I am loved unconditionally in return by God.
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About Aletha Wade
Aletha Wade is a South African-based debut fantasy writer. Her genre-building (dark-epic-medieval-fantasy series), dystopian fantasy, fairytale retellings (for a more mature audience) will one day be published novels she will proud to share with the world. Aletha always has more than a few projects on the go. It drives her crazy, but she won’t have it any other way. Aletha, her family, and furry, four-legged child live on a smallholding.
My humble beginnings.
I spent my youth in Vanderbijlpark, a town that grew up around Iscor, a large steel company. I didn’t go off to college, I was more concerned about living on my own. After high school, I began a succession of rather horrible jobs that have changed my outlook on life. I sold medicines and cosmetics, became a secretary, a marketing coordinator, slaved for a few NGO’s; I even was a waitress to supplement my income. All the while, I wrote scary children’s tales for my sons. Later, my yarns became scribbled notes that filled every drawer of my home.
At all times, though, I was single-minded in my own quest to write full time and one day make money so I could stop working in the corporate environment (toxic for gentle souls) for a salary. So I continued working at my various careers, and then finally writing, (and the joy it brings bubbling in my heart), became a larger and larger motivation to quit. I resigned from my job, and now I blissfully write full time.
I am super grateful every day that I get to do what I want to do, and I remain positive I’ll soon make a living from my novels. Whenever the pressures life makes me irritable, I just think back to the time I worked for a woman who wanted me to cut her lunch into bite-size pieces, and I suddenly feel much happier.