November 8, 2021
N. N. Light's Book Heaven Author Spotlight
My name is Amy–I go by A. L. Slade–and I am a 17-year-old avid writer and reader. 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 spread awareness towards marginalized communities and minorities so people may become more familiar with their existence. I love writing about POC and LGBTQ+ members and do everything in my power to represent the underrepresented in a respectful and accurate way. I’ve been working for the past 4 years on my debut book, “The Bloodshed Of The Betrayed” (the first book in my anticipated series called ‘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 my 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. I spend most of my time procrastinating, reading, watching Youtube/Netflix, listening to music and playing video games. My biggest literary inspirations are Rick Riordan, Casey McQuiston, Margaret Atwood and J. R. R. Tolkien. As you may be able to guess, fantasy/fiction LGBTQ+ YA books are my favourite genres, and I’m always ready to take on a new book, 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 a few months ago of a calligraphy pen. Despite how much of an antisocial-stay-at-home kind of introvert I am, my friends are my lifeline and, while to a stranger I may seem extremely shy and reserved, they bring out the weirdo in me, the same weirdo who makes dumb jokes when they’re alone and dances like Pennywise in the mirror when no one’s looking. That’s me.
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 Twitter or even a comment on my website/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.