Ashley Capes

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Ashley is a poet, novelist and teacher living in Australia.

He teaches English, Media and Music Production, has played in a metal band, worked in an art gallery and slaved away at music retail. Aside from reading and writing, Ashley loves volleyball and Studio Ghibli – and Magnum PI, easily one of the greatest television shows ever made.

See poetry and fiction at http://ashleycapes.com/

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Ashley Capes Carolyn wrote: "Hi Ashley, great to meet you. Thanks for the friend request!
Cheers, Carolyn"


Hi Carolyn, you too!

Hoping to get a review of that Bon Scott bio up soon too, enjoying it so far :)

Ashley


Carolyn Hi Ashley, great to meet you. Thanks for the friend request!
Cheers, Carolyn


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