Spotlight on women writers: Part 4
By Preflight Books
Spotlight on Women | Part 4: Kelly Alder

Author profile: Kelly Alder

In the fourth part of our Spotlight on women writers series, we profile the inspirational Kelly Alder- author of ‘The Fourteenth Wife’ – A Search For Belonging.  

Kelly’s story 

When I was in my twenties, I tragically lost both my parents to AIDS. Reeling from this loss I got involved with a Native American Indian cult, marrying its leader and becoming his 14th wife. Having escaped, I am now happily married, have a wonderful daughter, and live between Cape Town and Zurich in Switzerland. I began writing my memoir to record this extraordinary and transformative part of my life. There have been many times when I wished I could have asked my mother questions about her life. I want my daughter to have all the answers, should she have questions after I am gone, to teach her never to give up and trust herself. 

Kelly’s inspiration 

I am lucky to have a wide circle of female friends whom I admire and inspire me every day. In Cape Town, I am most inspired by my dear friend Marioara De La Tara, who owns Wild Olive, a small independent soap and perfumery business. She works tirelessly to educate, train, and uplift her employees from the Xhosa community, creating jobs, and improving lives. She is an entrepreneur with a big heart.   

Read the entire Spotlight on women writers series, starting here.

Preflight Books is the self-publishing division of BK Publishing. If you are interested in self-publishing, we have some useful information available on our blog to help you make the right choice. We are here to give wings to your words!

You might also like:

Lizo Mandlendoda

Lizo Mandlendoda

Who is Lizo Mandlendoda? space Born in the Eastern Cape, Mr Lizo Mandlendoda, popularly known as Mr. Mandla and having earned the title the 'King of Agriculture', is an entrepreneur who has dedicated his life and career to alleviating poverty in his community, country...

How to extend your book’s shelf life

How to extend your book’s shelf life

There are four ways to promote your book for more sales The process of marketing a book doesn’t simply end with identifying your target market; it’s a continuous promotion to ensure that your product remains sustainable. Promotion is another aspect of marketing. A...

How to become a better author

How to become a better author

If you want to become a better author, then this article is a must read. Writing is a creative process and allows an author to grow their skills. Preflight Books has summarized effective ways to help you grow your author-related skills and ultimately become the best...