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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The Exiles Trilogy – Kickstarter Coming Soon!

Hello, hello!I have a little news to share just quickly, which is that I’ll be launching a kickstarter campaign for an entire trilogy soon 😀

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Releasing tomorrow!

I'm pretty excited to finally release this story - not only is it the first book I've released in well over a year, but it's the first time I've written a book specifically aimed at the YA category :)

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I'm a little late with this note, but the Exiles Trilogy Kickstarter is live at last!

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Ashley Capes added a status update: This is just a quick update to say that I've launched my kickstarter campaign for the Exiles Trilogy!

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“Julesa: "Are you a fool? Father will have you hung if he realises you've escaped."
Never: "Everyone dies from something.”
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REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE.

"Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—"

YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES.

"So we can believe the big ones?"

YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.

"They're not the same at all!"

YOU THINK SO? THEN TAKE THE UNIVERSE AND GRIND IT DOWN TO THE FINEST POWDER AND SIEVE IT THROUGH THE FINEST SIEVE AND THEN SHOW ME ONE ATOM OF JUSTICE, ONE MOLECULE OF MERCY. AND YET—Death waved a hand. AND YET YOU ACT AS IF THERE IS SOME IDEAL ORDER IN THE WORLD, AS IF THERE IS SOME...SOME RIGHTNESS IN THE UNIVERSE BY WHICH IT MAY BE JUDGED.

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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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