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Ash Krafton

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Ash Krafton's poetry and short fiction have appeared in several journals, including Niteblade, Bete Noire, Abandoned Towers, and Silver Blade. Ms. Krafton resides in the heart of the Pennsylvania coal region and lurks near her blog ( No surprise she is still hard at work writing-- the Books of the Demimonde (BLEEDING HEARTS, BLOOD RUSH, WOLF'S BANE) are available through Pink Narcissus Press, while STRANGER AT THE HELL GATE and WORDS THAT BIND can be found at The Wild Rose Press.

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Ash Krafton I grew up near Scranton in the Mid Valley area and spent my school years near Chapman Lake. Now, I live in the other side of Luzerne County, below…moreI grew up near Scranton in the Mid Valley area and spent my school years near Chapman Lake. Now, I live in the other side of Luzerne County, below Hazleton.

Jealous of HL folk, you guys always got the best concerts!(less)
Ash Krafton I've always had the heart and mind of a writer, long before I started putting words on paper. I studied pharmacy in college and work full time in…moreI've always had the heart and mind of a writer, long before I started putting words on paper. I studied pharmacy in college and work full time in retail (LOVE giving flu shots!) but ten years ago, or so, I just started writing. I had no real goals or plans; didn't have any specific projects or books. I just wanted to write out the schemes and passages that I daydreamed about in my down-time moments.

I wrote several thousand words in a series of related passages, kind of a loosely-jointed story. It was fun. It was a hobby. But then one morning I woke up with a tagline in my head and the remnants of a dream that still held my mind's eye... and I was driven to write it out.

That dream eventually became my first novel, BLEEDING HEARTS.

Been tapping the keys non-stop every since!

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Sophia Hi Ash!

Thanks for the friend request! See you around GR!

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April Thanks for the friend request!! And the book recommends!!

Cheers, Neighbor!LOL!

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Ash Krafton I just picked up another copy. My poor paperback is in tatters. <3'd that book a little too much!

Nice to meet you too!

Kyra wrote: "Hi, nice to meet you :) I *love* The Golden Key, too!"

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Kyra Halland Hi, nice to meet you :) I *love* The Golden Key, too!

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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Ash. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

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Dark Zoo Thanks for accepting my friend request :)

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!

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Karen Tyrrell Hi Ash thanks for friending,
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Kristina Ivashkov hey thanks for the request!

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Dana Davis Thanks for the friendship, Ash. Happy writing!

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