Miriam Wade, a resident of Minnesota, is an author and stay-at-home-mom. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys bicycling, playing video games, and hanging out with her cat. Self-described as creative, impatient, and confident, Miriam writes both multi-faceted fantasy and poetry. She currently has poems featured in several anthologies as well as the first two novels in her debut series One Sword Saga currently available to readers. Learn more about the first book in the series, Rise of Knight and Sword, in last week’s book spotlight feature here. Let’s give Miriam a round of applause as we welcome her to the blog!
Welcome Author Miriam Wade!
Q) Hi Miriam, and welcome to The Unicorn Writer’s Blog! To get started, please describe your writing in 5 words.
A) Bold, sublime, effortless, whimsical, spirited.
Q) Who will enjoy your writing?
A) Readers who enjoy the grounded friendship in Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige’s The Ravens, the enthralling mystery in Holly Jackson’s A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, as well as readers seeking a read like Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House for a younger audience.
Miriam’s One Sword Saga Series
Q) Can you tell us about your works currently available to readers?
A) Currently, I have two novels available as part of my series One Sword Saga. The series is Arthurian legend reimaged in a steampunk fantasy world at the height of the 1920’s. Follow Guinevere on her quest to find Excalibur in a land filled with dinosaurs, airships, and bounty hunters. The first book is called Rise of Knight and Sword and the second is Clash of Love and Realm. I also have poetry in several different anthologies.
More About the Author
Q) What are three of your favorite books and why?
A) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie, and Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer. All three of these books are engaging, have flawed but relatable characters, and are fun to read.
Q) Do you incorporate similar themes or favorite tropes across your writing?
A) One of the tropes that is in my current series as well as my upcoming novel is found family.
Q) Speaking of tropes, what is your favorite bookish trope?
A) Rivals to lovers.
Q) Who is someone that inspires you?
A) There are a lot of indie authors who inspire me including Sara M. Schaller, Jessika Grewe Glover, and Gabrielle McMaster.
Q) If you could meet any author, living or not, who would it be and why?
A) Rebecca Schaeffer. I really enjoy her writing style.
Miriam’s Current Projects
Q) Can you tell us about your current writing projects?
A) I have two novels in the publication process currently. The first is the third book in the One Sword Saga, Shadow of the Crown. The second is a new project, The Woman of Blythe Manor, the first book of a duology releasing through SnowRidge Press next year.
Shadow of the Crown Synopsis
Avalon, city of kings, boasts a skyline adorned with sky towers and airships, while its parklands are inhabited by roaming dinosaurs. But darkness hides in the shadows.
After Arthur united the realm, Avalon is poised for peace. The newlywed king is eager to build a bright future for the kingdom.
But peace is fleeting. The sorted histories of Arthur’s knights resurface, and trouble is brewing with Berry, a neighboring kingdom. The scars of previous conflicts have yet to heal, and both sides are facing a crisis.
Will Arthur and his knights be able to make amends with Berry, or is it too late to right the wrongs? Will the shared histories of the knights work in their favor, or will their differences lead to division? Find out in Shadow of the Crown, the third installment of the One Sword Saga. Return to Avalon and rejoin the Knights of the Round Table as they press on towards the future while their pasts refuse to stay in the past.
The Woman of Blythe Manor Synopsis
Welcome to Bramblewood Bay, where paranormal activity is the norm.
For Luanna Underwood, it’s home. After a decade away, she’s back to perform with the local ballet company. But soon she finds herself embroiled in a ghostly mystery.
Alongside her childhood best friend Caesar and his college roommates Gavin and Damien, Luanna must uncover the truth behind the haunting of Blythe Manor and confront the ghosts of their pasts. With her ability to speak with the departed, Luanna must navigate the secrets and lies that the town has been hiding for years.
Will they unravel the mystery, or will it stay buried in the town’s past? Join Luanna in this gripping tale of paranormal mystery and personal redemption.
Miriam’s Advice to Other Authors
Q) What advice can you share with other authors?
A) Rejections aren’t personal. As long as you enjoy what you write, then you should keep writing. Writing is art and art is subjective.
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2 thoughts on “Interview with Author Miriam Wade”
I enjoy learning about the authors that you interview. To know what inspired authors to write is so interesting. To write is a given talent and skill
I love that you enjoy the author interviews! 😊 Are there any questions you want future authors to be asked?