About the Author
A. L. Slade
Amy Anthony, pen name A. L. Slade, is the 19-year-old author of “The Bloodshed Of The Betrayed”, the first book in the anticipated series, “The Mercy Chronicles”. Slade brings this skillfully adapted tale to life with her endless creativity and descriptive story-telling as her hopes to enlighten readers and portray young authors in a bright and intelligent way is the backbone of her writing career. Slade has spent the past 4 years cultivating her first book, "The Bloodshed Of The Betrayed," to be able to share it with the world. Slade has been writing for as long as she can remember, as her craft has always come very naturally to her, and is undoubtedly her greatest passion in this world.
Photo by Elizabeth Kritzer
As cliche as it sounds, I’ve been reading and writing for as long as I can
remember, and I’ve always seemed to have a gift for writing; it’s always
come so naturally to me, and it’s genuinely my biggest passion in this
world. I’m a young Canadian author and one of my main influences for
writing is to redirect the attention towards marginalized communities
and minorities casually in my writing so people may become more
familiar with their existence, especially in literature. I love writing
about POC and LGBTQ+ members and do everything in my power to
represent the underrepresented in a respectful and accurate way.
Because I want to provide representation for people, I make sure I do
immense research forthe identities of my characters to ensure any of
the identities I write about but am not apart of are written authentically,
accurately, and tastefully. I always make sure the research I seek is credible, accurate, and extensive when delving into identities of my characters that I am unfamiliar with, and I even try speaking to people who share the same identity to get a firsthand understanding before sitting down and crafting my characters.
I worked consistently for 5 years on my debut book, The Bloodshed Of The Betrayed — the first book in my anticipated series, The Mercy Chronicles — and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to have self-published it! I designed the cover myself and customized every aspect of the book in the exact way I knew it needed to be from the very beginning. Right now, I’m working hard on trying to make a name for myself and build traction on my career so I can support myself as an author. That being said, I spend most of my time procrastinating, reading, watching videos on Youtube or movies/tv shows on Netflix, listening to music and playing video games. My biggest literary inspirations are Rick Riordan, Casey McQuiston, Madeline Miller, Margaret Atwood and Sophia Slade. Fantasy/fiction LGBTQ+ YA books are my favourite genres (I also love a good horror/thriller or mystery book), and I’m always ready to take on a new read, no matter how long it takes me to start reading. To symbolize my love of writing and reading, I got my first (and only) tattoo of a calligraphy pen a year or so ago.
I hope to anyone and everyone who reads my book, they feel understood and a part of something, that they see themselves in my writing when they’ve never seen themselves in anything outside of the mirror. I write for myself but I also write for you all, too. If you’re at all interested in me or my work, I urge you to, at the very least, check out my stuff. I hope you find interest in it and appreciate any kind of feedback I can receive —whether that’s as a review on Amazon or on Goodreads, or a dm on Instagram or Tiktok or even in an email sent personally to me. The smallest things mean the absolute world to me, and I hope you enjoy my work just as much as I’ve enjoyed making it for you.