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Ash Oldfield

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Ash Oldfield is a fantasy fiction and children’s writer from Melbourne, Australia. Always having a love for the written word, Ash wrote her first stories by moonlight at the tender age of five, long after her parents thought she had gone to bed. To this very day Ash still prefers to write by the light of the moon long after any sensible person has succumbed to sleep.

When she is not working on her latest piece of fiction, Ash enjoys drinking good coffee, taking her dog for walks on the beach and hanging out with her two cats. In 2012 she took the plunge, quit her day job and has been writing full time ever since.

Ash's debut novel, Fyrebyrne Island was published in 2017. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a dragon? Then this book migh
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Ash Oldfield This would absolutely have to be a world that is rich with magic.

Of course the world of Harry Potter would be the dream. If I could have gone to…more
This would absolutely have to be a world that is rich with magic.

Of course the world of Harry Potter would be the dream. If I could have gone to Hogwarts...*happy dream sigh*.

I would also love to visit the world of the fae from The Bitterbynde Series, by Cecilia Dart-Thornton, because it feels like such a rich, vibrant world filled with magic and wonder. I would float weightless through the air and gorge myself on all of the amazing food and wine (I know, I know, once you taste the food of faerie you can never return home, but one can dream). And just like that I'm off to re-read The Ill Made Mute.(less)
Ash Oldfield I go back to the point in the story where I was still excited to write and see if I took a wrong turning somewhere along the line. If that doesn't…moreI go back to the point in the story where I was still excited to write and see if I took a wrong turning somewhere along the line. If that doesn't work I spend my writing time reading books by writers much more talented than myself and cross my fingers and toes in the hopes that it will inspire me.(less)
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Fyrebyrne Island (Rachaya #1)

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Another Melbourne Supanova has been and gone and I had such a fantastic time talking to people who are as crazy about dragons as I am. I would like to say a special thank you to those of you who came over to say hello after meeting me last year.

This Supanova was a very special occasion for me because it doubled up as the book launch for The Lost City, book 2 of The Rachaya Series. Many copies o... Read more of this blog post »
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“I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”
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J.K. Rowling
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
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Jack Kerouac
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
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Douglas Adams
“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”
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Ash Oldfield Kira wrote: "Hey there Ash! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)"

Hi Kira! Thanks for getting it touch! :) It's so great to be able to connect with other book lovers and authors cross-platform.


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Kira Hawke Hey there Ash! Thanks for the friend request - I recognize you from Twitter and it's nice crossing paths again ;)


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