Short Stories? Yay or nay?

What’s your take on the short story?

Hello!

I’ve been kicking around an idea for a while and am wondering what you think.

Short stories? Do you love them or hate em or could really care less? Personally, I’m not a fan UNLESS they are in a universe I love. If Deborah Harkness or Queen JK Rowling herself wrote short stories I’d be all over them. But as stand-alone works, I probably won’t even pick them up. There’s just not enough there to entice me (I like BIG, ROUNDED worlds!) and I’ve read so many that end on an ambiguous note, which is not for me. That being said, I’m thinking about writing some in my fantasy universes. Mostly they would take place in The Bonegate Series universe, but I do have a few outlined for my Starseed Universe. The vast majority of these stories would be digging into side characters I find compelling and who have an extensive story all on their own. The one hitch would be these stories would only be available to my Advanced Reader Team and The Coven, my exclusive mailing list (you can sign up for The Coven in the sidebar, if interested). A sort of “thank you” for being amazing readers.

So, what do you think? Would you be interested in receiving short stories to supplement the worlds you’ve come to know and love?

Let me know in the comments section and if you’re not already signed up, sign up for my newsletter to receive the shorts when they’re ready!

All the magic,

Ashley

Souls of Three Cover Reveal!

Hello lovelies!

We’re less than one month away from Souls of Three’s release which means . . . (drumroll please) it’s cover reveal time! Here she is . . .

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Yup. That’s sassy and at times uptight Miss Evelyn on the cover so if you loved her in Prophecy of Three you’re in for a real treat! And if you didn’t love her, well, she’s a talented witch and may just sway you in Souls. 🙂

Guess you’ll just have to see, won’t you?

Until next time!

Ashley McLeo

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A little gratitude

Hello dear ones!

I’ve recently been writing my acknowledgments page for the back of Prophecy of Three. About a page in I realized I would never be able to name everyone that I felt I should. For that I am eternally grateful. Not all authors have the same supportive bunch of family, friends, and readers that I have. I am immeasurably lucky to know all of you, and have your support.  Thank you.

Things are really rolling along on my end. I am a little over two months out from publication which means editing like mad, and loads of administrative duties, such as writing a synopsis for online retailers, learning how best to market/price, and setting up author profiles on various sites. You can follow me on Goodreads as well as Facebook now. Just search Ashley McLeo to add Prophecy of Three to your “want to read” list. There’s so much to learn in the publishing world it’s crazy!

On a more personal note, I’m also currently enrolled in a 200 hour yoga teacher training program. It keeps me practicing yoga when I’d probably be holed up typing away and is a constant source of wellness inspiration. So far I can only teach sun salutations effectively, but the course goes until November so don’t worry I’ll actually know some legit stuff by the end! This course has also helped me flesh out and give depth to one of my favorite characters in Prophecy. I wonder if you’ll guess who it is?

Anyhow, I just wanted to drop you all a line, let you know what’s up, and that I’m thankful for you.

Sending love and light,

Ashley

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Neighborhood tree that has me feeling all the feels even more! LOL!