Villains and Virtues, Writing

Cover Reveal and November Newsletter

Hello, Dear Readers! My November newsletter just went out, and you can read it here, getting access to all the goodies therein. I've also dropped the cover for Summoned to the Wilds, book two of Villains & Virtues. Isn't she beautiful? Of the three pieces of art that Anna-Mariya did for me, this one is… Continue reading Cover Reveal and November Newsletter

Self Publishing, throne in the dark, Villains and Virtues, Writing

Throne in the Dark is officially here!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! She's here! Throne in the Dark is officially live, out in the world, all on her own, and accessible to just about anyone. If you've got Kindle Unlimited, you can read her for free, or you can pick the ebook up for $3.99 or the paperback for $12.99. I'm pretty proud of this book.… Continue reading Throne in the Dark is officially here!

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Throne in the Dark – Sample Preview

The first book in the Villains & Virtues trilogy comes out September 28th.You can get it here in ebook or paperback, and you can read a preview below. CHAPTER 1SUPREME EVIL AND WHAT IT ENTAILS The discourse surrounding the most superlatively evil being to have ever blighted the realm of Eiren is complex and has… Continue reading Throne in the Dark – Sample Preview

Self Publishing, Villains and Virtues, Writing

Throne in the Dark – PreOrder and Cover Reveal

Villains & Virtues Book One:Throne in the Darkis now available for preorder! And isn't that cover gorgeous? The wonderful Anna-Mariya Georgieva of AngeoArt illustrated the cover, and I threw on the text in Gimp. His dark destiny awaits, and nothing will stand in his way. Except her. Dark lord, demon spawn, prophesied realm destroyer. With… Continue reading Throne in the Dark – PreOrder and Cover Reveal

Fun Stuff, Writing

More Fantasy Indie Posts

I didn't keep up with #FantasyIndiesMay and I've missed some #FantasyIndiesJune, but I do have some posts from Twitter I thought might be good to share here. At this rate, you might be able to read the entirety of this trilogy through posts! Just kidding, not really, but I do hope these entice you to… Continue reading More Fantasy Indie Posts

Me, Writing

Blogaversary

Today's my 13 year WordPress anniversary. Wild. I don't think I have blogs going back that far here, but I've been using this account on WordPress for at least that long. And let me tell you, 2009 was a very different time on the internet. Now, I don't want to do a "back in the… Continue reading Blogaversary

thoughts, Writing

I Saw Neil Gaiman Speak

I can't believe I didn't blog about this right away, but it was very much like one of those dreams that make you feel hazy and floaty when you wake up like you know it didn't really happen but you have all the emotions like it did, except this was real. So. Words. They're hard.… Continue reading I Saw Neil Gaiman Speak

Writing

#FantasyIndiesMay – Week 1

I've been posting about Throne in the Dark on Twitter this month under the #FantasyIndiesMay hashtag, so I figured I'd collect all those snippets and lines here too. First, here are the prompts: You already probably know who I am if you're here, but in case not, per day one: I'm Ashley (A.K.) and my… Continue reading #FantasyIndiesMay – Week 1

Writing

Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Well, I finished the draft for book two! Summoned to the Wilds took me 28 days with a pretty tight outline and a good feel for what needed to happen to get me to the ending. Here's my word count per day for the last month-ish: 2/24 - 54303/7 - 46063/17 - 43872/25 - 60353/8… Continue reading Second Draft, Faster Than The Last

Writing

Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!

That's how it feels anyway when I get to this part in the writing process. I knew it was coming eventually, so I'm prepared, but it's annoying nonetheless. This is the part where I look at everything, and I go "Oh, ew, no, bad, yuck, throw it all away!" I won't throw it all away… Continue reading Oh, No, I’m In The Bad Place!