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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 (http://ash-krafton.blogspot.com). 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.

She also writes New Adult speculative fiction as AJ Krafton. Her upcoming titles include TAKIN' IT BACK and FACE OF THE ENEMY. Her début, THE HEARTBEAT THIEF was released in June 2015 and has made the Amazon bestseller lists for historical, fantasy, and coming of age fiction.

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Ash Krafton When someone talks about one of my stories, I go right over the moon. It's such an amazing feeling—if I see a comment on Twitter or Goodreads, I get…moreWhen someone talks about one of my stories, I go right over the moon. It's such an amazing feeling—if I see a comment on Twitter or Goodreads, I get so jazzed. Those little connections make me feel like I created something that matters. When readers like what they read and talk about it, I feel like the person I'd written the story for had finally found it.(less)
Ash Krafton Always persevere.

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Always persevere.

There is a huge learning curve in the beginning and I think a lot of us go into this business with an established set of expectations. Trouble is, the first lesson you learn is to forget what you think you know.

Take time to observe others who are ahead of you on the path to publication. Learn from their highs and their lows. Learn the craft of writing. Learn the ins and outs of the business itself. Reset your expectations and the keep writing, keep submitting, keep getting your stories out there.

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message 10: by Sophia

Sophia Hi Ash!

Thanks for the friend request! See you around GR!


message 9: by April

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

Cheers, Neighbor!LOL!


message 8: by Ash

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!"


message 7: by Kyra

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


message 6: by Stan

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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Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Karen Tyrrell Hi Ash thanks for friending,
Check out my giveaway ...#10 free copies of my thought provoking memoir, Me and Her: A Memoir Of Madness
A Teachers Recovery from mental illness. How did I Reclaim my Life?
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cheers,
Karen :)


Kristina B hey thanks for the request!


message 1: by Dana

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


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