Ash Krafton

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in Lackawanna County, PA, The United States



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Ash Krafton is a USA Today and international best-selling speculative fiction author from the coal region of Pennsylvania. She's the author of urban fantasy and paranormal fantasy novels, as well as poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction articles on the craft writing and publishing.

Her first novel series, The Books of the Demimonde (BLEEDING HEARTS, BLOOD RUSH, WOLF'S BANE), earned several awards and distinctions, including Finalist ranking in several RWA chapter competitions. A paranormal romance WORDS THAT BIND also received distinctions and is published by The Wild Rose Press.

She has also written New Adult speculative fiction as AJ Krafton. Her début, THE HEARTBEAT THIEF was released in June 2015 and has made the Amazon bestseller lists

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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 s…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.

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 expectation…more
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.

Just persevere.(less)
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Bleeding Hearts (Demimonde,...

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Blood Rush (Demimonde, #2)

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Stranger at the Hell Gate

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Wolf's Bane (Demimonde, #3)

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Words That Bind

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Tales of the Demimonde

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“Never be fooled by what you see. It's what you do not see that will kill you.”
Ash Krafton, Blood Rush

“Some things aren’t meant for sunlight. The only place for them is in the shadows.”
Ash Krafton, Bleeding Hearts

“Even a deep chick like me needed to have a shallow spot somewhere inside.”
Ash Krafton, Bleeding Hearts

“Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another!”
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“The universe is a continuous web. Touch it at any point and the whole web quivers.”
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“Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
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“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
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“One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.”
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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!)

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?
Karen :)

A.Roma hey thanks for the request!

message 1: by Dana

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

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