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 Read widely and indiscriminately - you can learn things from the best and worst stuff out there.

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An update for November, which means that here in Australia spring has *finally* arrived, something that makes me pretty happy
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Loved this - well worth it if you like the movie and enjoy glimpses of and stories from behind the scenes :)

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I am enjoying writing this a lot, even if it's slow going. It's great to return to these characters!

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Yesterday the campaign was fully-funded :)

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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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