Ashley Dioses

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Ashley began writing at the age of 12. Upon discovering the macabre work of Edgar Allan Poe, she took a borderline obsessive interest in writing horror and dark fantasy poetry and even a few fantasy novels. Her favorite authors of horror and fantasy at that time were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, J.R.R. Tolkien, Piers Anthony, and Brian Jacques who also influenced her work.

She wrote up until her senior year of high school and then took a break before starting up again after college in 2011. With a nudge from a new friend, she discovered a new kind of horror, dark fantasy, and weird work from authors such as Clark Ashton Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, George Sterling, Donald Sidney-Fryer, and David Park Barnitz.

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Ashley Dioses Great question! I never actually called my poetry Weird first. I was told that my poetry was Weird and so I just went with it. I am still immersing…moreGreat question! I never actually called my poetry Weird first. I was told that my poetry was Weird and so I just went with it. I am still immersing myself with Weird literature and I would say that Weird, to me, has a lot to do with atmosphere and the unexplained. Rich language, vivid imagery, and tension with always a supernatural element. My poetry is rich with imagery and language, which I think is also important when writing Gothic poetry, so I think my poetry straddles the lines between the two. (less)
Ashley Dioses Coming from a movie viewpoint, I'd be cliche and say Morticia and Gomez Adams. They're dark, accepting of out of the norm appearances and…moreComing from a movie viewpoint, I'd be cliche and say Morticia and Gomez Adams. They're dark, accepting of out of the norm appearances and personalities, still passionately in love, romantic, outgoing, loyal, adventurous, and make a great team. Each of them are strong when the other is not and neither are afraid to fight for the other no matter what peril they are in. I absolutely love them. (less)
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I just received my contributor copies of Weird Fiction Review #9 by Centipede Press.  My poem, Cobwebs, appears within.  Weird Fiction Review is currently on sale for $22 instead of the normal $35.  Snag a copy at the link above to get that deal.




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"If you like the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, Clark Ashton Smith and some of the better verse by H.P. Lovecraft, I can recommend this book highly. These poems are dark, sensual, and magical!"
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