Ashley R. Carlson

About Ashley R. Carlson

Ashley R. Carlson grew up wanting a talking animal friend and superpowers, and when that didn’t happen, she decided to write them into existence. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with three (non-talking) pets and one overactive imagination. Her debut novel, a young adult fantasy entitled "The Charismatics," can be found on Amazon or through her website at www.ashleyrcarlson.com. Ashley is obsessed with Yelping to find local restaurants, fostering animals from nearby shelters, and the Real Housewives of...anywhere. She also loves to hear from you!
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Should You Be Upgrading Your Book After Self-Publishing?

As an author and editor who has had connections in the publishing—and very much the self-publishing—industry for the last several years, I’ve regularly spoken with authors about the status of their books, writing careers, where they see themselves [...]

Should You Be Upgrading Your Book After Self-Publishing? 2018-08-08T05:38:12+00:00

Writing Romance and Sex in Fiction Part 1: Approaching the Topic

Many blog readers probably know that Phoenix Comic Fest was held recently in downtown Phoenix with some hugely popular and successful author attendees, both locally and nationally. Being that I’m a huge fan of Phoenix Comic Fest (formerly [...]

Writing Romance and Sex in Fiction Part 1: Approaching the Topic 2018-06-18T06:44:19+00:00

How to Self-Publish Your Audiobook: Findaway Voices Part 2

Last week we introduced the relatively new company making a splash in the audiobook creation and distribution game: Findaway Voices. I’m going to be upfront with you—I have yet to pursue an audiobook for any of the books [...]

How to Self-Publish Your Audiobook: Findaway Voices Part 2 2018-06-06T10:25:43+00:00

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing a Book Series

When I began writing my fantasy novel, The Charismatics, I never intended for it to grow into a series (one with a third book in the making, and potentially more afterward). I’m a pantser by nature (someone who doesn’t [...]

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing a Book Series 2018-02-08T13:05:20+00:00

An Editor’s Thoughts on Sexual Harassment Today

Recently, I was in a conversation with a male friend of mine that quickly devolved into a disagreement that surprised both of us with its meaning for the culture as a whole. When asked who he’d have dinner with [...]

An Editor’s Thoughts on Sexual Harassment Today 2018-02-08T13:05:23+00:00