S.L. Vaden

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S.L. Vaden

About Me

S.L. Vaden started writing short stories when she learned how to write and read. Taking inspiration from nature, and the world around her. Growing up on a small farm she learned how to take care of the land she lived on and to not take this world for granted. In the back of her mind S.L. Vaden had always hoped to become an author, never really telling her dream of becoming one to those around her, in fear the dream would be shattered. When S.L. Vaden moved from a rural town in NC to a larger city in San Diego, her imagination took flight. As she started a new job in a new city she started writing.

S.L. Vaden writes in two genres. First is high fantasy. Her first series: The Legend of Zelkova: Elementum and Umbras that will expand into its own literary universe. The first and second installments are now available. The third installment is in the works.

She also writes dark romance. These use strong language and intimate scenes that cannot be found in her fantasy novels. These books tend to be an outlet for pain she feels and to shine a light on depression and other invisible illness in an adventurous way.

S.L. Vaden invites you to come and take a look within the worlds that she has created. You might be surprised at what you find there.


The Legend of Zelkova: Elementum preview


Profile View 854
Total Quotes 5
Books 4
Member Since Nov 2019
Profession Author
Country United States
Genre Action & Adventure, Historical Romance, Romance, Dark Romance & Erotica, LGBT, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Poetry

S.L. Vaden Books

Poems Through the Years Poems Through the Years Amazon View Detail
The Legend of Zelkova: Umbras The Legend of Zelkova: Umbras Amazon View Detail
Iris Before The Storm Iris Before The Storm Amazon View Detail
The Legend of Zelkova: Elementum The Legend of Zelkova: Elementum Amazon View Detail


I know I am whole. Some times walking alone. I am bare and try not to care as people pick and stare. Highlighting flaws to hide their own. Tearing me down, telling me not to reach for my crown. As they dig their holes deeper, hoping I wither. But I have a drive. Soaring high I will thrive. — S.L. Vaden —
“I don’t like it when someone says “get over it”, when someone is feeling a certain way. Feelings aren’t something one gets over, but to work through. Feelings aren’t like a wall, but a door to walk through and learn from. For someone to say, “get over it” is very dismissive. We shouldn’t even say it to ourselves. Emotions are a very human thing and one should not feel guilty in having them.” — S.L. Vaden —
“Inspiration comes in all forms. One never knows when or where inspiration might come. But when it does, grab a hold and never let go. Because it only comes when the timing is right. The wait might be long. But the idea, the thought is always worth the wait. Even if the wait is long.” — S.L. Vaden —