Julia Ash

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JULIA ASH writes ghost fiction and dark fantasy. Inspiration for her latest novel, Mystified (published in March 2022), came from growing up in a haunted house.

In addition to Mystified, Ash has authored a dark fantasy series, The ELI Chronicles, which includes The One and Only (2018), The Tether (2019), and The Turning Point (2020). The Turning Point earned Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest in its 2020 Self-Published E-Book Awards and the paperback was a Semi-Finalist for the 2020 BookLife Prize competition, sponsored by Publishers Weekly.

Ash lives with her husband and pups on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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Julia Ash Being a writer involves researching, outlining (I'm a plotter), writing, reading (especially on current events), and improving craft. So the key to av…moreBeing a writer involves researching, outlining (I'm a plotter), writing, reading (especially on current events), and improving craft. So the key to avoiding writer's block is mixing-up my day to match my mood. I have found this strategy very effective. And if I feel like writing but seem to be having trouble kick-starting a writing session, I read my last chapters and this usually reignites my excitement to move the story forward :)(less)
Julia Ash I watch current events and then ask the question: what if? THE ONE AND ONLY (my first book in the series) involves three superpowers playing a war gam…moreI watch current events and then ask the question: what if? THE ONE AND ONLY (my first book in the series) involves three superpowers playing a war game: the U.S., China, and Russia. Yup...sounds familiar! But in my story, those corrupt war games lead to fantastical consequences that place humanity on the brink.(less)
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Thank you so much, Carmen :)
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Julia Ash is on page 23 of 317 of Daughters of the Lake: Oooooh, only 23 pages in and I can tell DAUGHTERS OF THE LAKE is going to be an awesome read. It is expertly written...lyrical in its prose. Here's the opening:

"It was finally time for the lake to give her up. And so, one morning in late summer, her body washed gently into the shallows, as though it, she, had simply been floating in a peaceful, watery slumber."

I'm really excited about this one :)
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THE WIDOW’S HOUSE by Carol Goodman is a solid combination of mystery and ghost fiction.

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Riven House, or the Widow’s House, has a troubling history oozing from its crumbling bones. The men who have owned it have coveted their passions, no mat
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THE HAUNTING OF ASHBURN HOUSE by Darcy Coates is a 4-star mix of brilliance and implausibility.

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At 22 years old, Adrienne is one heartbeat from destitute. She has no money. No car. No cellphone. No surviving relatives. No longstanding friend
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" Chris wrote: "I hope you like this one, Julia! It’s different and there’s lots of family drama as they all try to work out where do they all go from h ...more "
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“Every act, every thought, every word carries the weight of consequences.”
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“As much as we believe, we don't always get what we ask for.”
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“Confidence over fear.”
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“Don't let anyone convince you, ever again, that you're nothing without them.”
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“Goodness must be given to be felt.”
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"No. I'm only twelve. But I've been that for a long time.”
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message 35: by Julia

Julia Ash Lori wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love how you structure your book reviews. I am looking forward to seeing your updates to find new books that might not show up on my radar! Have a great day!"

Thank you for saying so, Lori! (I'm sorry I missed your comment posted in November!)


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Julia Ash Lotfi wrote: "I wish you with all my heart more brilliance
Your style is interesting and makes the reader drawn to your writing
I hope you enjoy more books, we are waiting for your new creations to come out
I a..."


Such inspiring words, Lotfi! I have a new book which will be released in 2022 called MYSTIFIED! Can't wait for you to read it!!!


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Lotfi Ajala I wish you with all my heart more brilliance
Your style is interesting and makes the reader drawn to your writing
I hope you enjoy more books, we are waiting for your new creations to come out
I am so proud to know you and to follow you


message 32: by Lori

Lori Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love how you structure your book reviews. I am looking forward to seeing your updates to find new books that might not show up on my radar! Have a great day!


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Julia Ash Terrie wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Julia! Looking forward to discussing book with you in the future and loved your very articulate reviews! Happy reading! Terrie"

Thank you for accepting, Terrie! And I also look forward to learning what you think about the books you're reading :)


Terrie (mostly "in" now) Robinson Thanks for the friend request, Julia! Looking forward to discussing book with you in the future and loved your very articulate reviews!

Happy reading!

Terrie


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Julia Ash Joanna Chu (The ChuseyReader) wrote: "Looking forward to future books and discussions :)"

Me, too, Joanna! Thank you for accepting my friend request :) I think you'll really enjoy The Raven Boys!


Joanna Chu (The ChuseyReader) Thanks for the add Julia and sharing your favourite books! I loved Twilight years ago. The Ravenboys is on my to read list I've heard so many good things about it!

Looking forward to future books and discussions :)

- Joanna


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Julia Ash Shannara wrote: "Thanks so much for the Friendship Add!! Looking forward to sharing our love of books like Mexican Gothic!!! 😊"

You are welcome :) And me, too!!!


Shannara Thanks so much for the Friendship Add!! Looking forward to sharing our love of books like Mexican Gothic!!! 😊


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Julia Ash Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Hi Julia! Thanks for adding me!

Yes, that scene with Boxer is sooooo sad :("


You are welcome, Nenia :D I look forward to being GRs friends and learning what books you are enjoying :)


Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell Hi Julia! Thanks for adding me!

Yes, that scene with Boxer is sooooo sad :(


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Julia Ash Tani wrote: ""

Thank you, Tani!!! Happy New Year to you, too!!!


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Tani


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Julia Ash Bren wrote: "Happy Holidays Julia!"

Thank you, Bren! Hope yours were wonderful and I'm so glad we are GRs friends!!! Wishing you a great 2021, too!!!


Bren fall in love with the sea. Happy Holidays Julia!


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Julia Ash Marie wrote: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that author photo! Positively Perfect! 🥰❤️"

Thank you sooooo much, Marie :)


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Julia Ash angela wrote: "Just stopping in to give you some love 💕! Hope you had a great weekend."

Aw, thank you, Angela! Yes, we had a great weekend. Hung out at "the lake" in northeastern PA and just relaxed on the water and in the woods. Needed some R&R. Also, a new book idea has been materializing in my brain which is always fun!!!

How was your weekend?

Sending love back at you, friend :D


angela Just stopping in to give you some love 💕! Hope you had a great weekend.


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Julia Ash Hi Friends!

I wanted to let you know that pirated copies of my books were on a site called: https://bookinistika.com/ Luckily, they took my books down.

Authors, you might want to check out the site to make sure your books aren't on the site. I wrote them an email which read:

Hello,

I wanted to thank you for removing my books from your Bookinistika website!

The pirated copies posted on your website were a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) violation. Since my books are registered with the U.S. Library of Congress, this insurance policy allows the U.S. to sue on my behalf.

I'm grateful that I did not need to pursue this option, since my books are no longer available on your website.

I will be monitoring your site to ensure that my books will continue to not be available on your site, since your company would be illegally collecting my royalties.

Again, thank you for taking them down. I do appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Julia Ash


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Julia Ash Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰ wrote: ""

Thank you, Alex!!! Merry Christmas to you, too!!! 🥰🎄🎁❄️☃️


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Julia Ash Bren wrote: "Have a wonderful Holiday Julia!"

Aw, you, too, Bren!!! 🎄❄️❤️🥰


Bren fall in love with the sea. Have a wonderful Holiday Julia!


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Julia Ash One of the books I've reviewed (The Girl in Red) The Girl in Red received 100 likes! That's a milestone I wanted to share! YAY!!! I have reviewed two others which are close...Everlasting Nora Everlasting Nora and Animal Farm Animal Farm ! WOW! I appreciate the support so much :)


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Julia Ash Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ wrote: "Thanks for being my friend.
I look forward to our interactions!
*Wendy Curtsies
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And thank you for accepting my request! I look forward to our friendship and interactions, too :)


Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️ Thanks for being my friend.
I look forward to our interactions!
*Wendy Curtsies



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Julia Ash Ginger wrote: "Thank you Julia for the friend request!
Happy reading and looking forward to sharing lots of great books with you! Ginger"


Thank you for accepting my request, Ginger 😁 ! Happy Friend Day!!!


Ginger Thank you Julia for the friend request!
Happy reading and looking forward to sharing lots of great books with you!

Ginger


message 6: by Julia (last edited Aug 17, 2019 01:49PM)

Julia Ash Mike wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Julia."

Thank you for accepting my friend request, Mike!

I felt the same way about THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS as you did, and I recommend the sequel. I love when elements of science are used to explain the fantastical. I find that cool :)

Looking forward to seeing what books you like and recommend!

Happy reading to you as well,

Julia :)


message 5: by Mike

Mike Thanks for the friend invite, Julia. I really enjoyed what you had to say about "The Howling" and I can clearly see you appreciate M.R. Carey's books. I thought "The Girl with all the Gifts" was a really interesting spin on the genre combined with some really intelligent writing and look forward to checking out the rest of that author's books. Looking forward to future interactions. Happy reading in the meantime!


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Julia Ash Sandra wrote: "Hi Julia,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)"


Thank you for accepting, Sandra!!! I look forward to seeing what books you're reading and what you think about them!!!


message 3: by Sandra (last edited May 12, 2019 09:22PM)

Sandra Hi Julia,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)


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Aqsa Julia said: "Hi! I saw that you liked my status update (I'm reading Dracul which is awesome), so I compared our books. Not a lot in common, in terms of "have read." But you liked the HUNGER GAMES which is a favorite of mine and I see you liked THE 7 1/2 DEATHS OF EVELYN HARDCASTLE and I'll be reading that soon! I'm thinking you would love THE RAVEN BOYS, another favorite YA of mine!"

Hi! Thank you for the request and the recommendation, Julia :) Yes, I really want to read Dracul! I loved The Hunger Games, it was really good and so was Evelyn Hardcastle. I hope you enjoyed it if you have already read it. If not, I hope you love it! As for 'read' books, it's been a year and a half since I started reading so I have a lot to catch up on and I can't wait to get more books in common. I tried The Raven Boys but I couldn't enjoy it so much as I wanted to. I put it on hold but I do plan to start it again and see if it was my mood that ruined my experience.

Thanks again. Looking forward to see you around!
Have a good weekend!

P.S. I will not be notified if you replied here. Please message me or comment on my profile, thanks :)


message 1: by ♥ℂĦℝΪՖƬΪℕÅ (last edited Jul 10, 2018 11:32AM)

♥ℂĦℝΪՖƬΪℕÅ Heyyy, Julia! Thanks for the friend-vite. I love making new book friends and enjoy chatting all things books, of course, lol :D I just added The Passage to my tbr, thanks for that. I love giving/receiving book recommendations. So that being said, you've gotta read Vampire Academy series. Its one of my all-time favorites! You should also read Shatter Me series, Beautiful Disaster ( Beautiful) series, Reason to Breathe (Breathing) trilogy and if you love romance, I highly recommend Mia Sheridan books :) I get a little carried away lmbo. Looking forward to seeing you around GR. Here's to a long and happy friendship!! xoxo

Happy Reading (❛‿❛) <3

*P.s. I won't get notified if you reply to this message on your profile but I will see it if you reply on my profile (:


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