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 [...]
About Ashley R. CarlsonAshley 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!
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 [...]
I get it—there’s simply not enough time in the day. Between full-time work, transit, recreational activities, and taking care of your kids, pets, spouses, and friends, there’s barely enough time to write your own book, let alone read someone [...]
A rite of passage for many authors is the exciting “con”—a convention of readers, artists and story lovers who gather for several days (usually a long weekend) to celebrate all manners of geek culture: books, movies, TV shows, comics, [...]
No one said getting your book published was easy. In fact, until the existence of self-publishing, it was one of the hardest things to do on earth (just ask any author who’s queried over 100 agents to represent their [...]