Hi Megan! Sure. Well, as we know, my name is Ashley. I have two daughters, been married for 5 ½ years, own my own freelance editing company, and I am a college student. Oh, and we cannot forget my three interestingly loving crazy cats.
You have released you first book, Nightmares. Can you tell us a little about Nightmares?
Sure! “Nightmares” is actually more the prologue to a bigger story. It’s…the beginning. When I am finished writing the whole story, the name of the book will be changed to “Kamela”. The synopsis for just “Nightmares” is:
"Kristi starts having nightmares of a creature attacking her on her way home from work. What do these dreams mean? Will these nightmares come true? Will she survive?"
You are also a freelance editor. Do you prefer editing to writing? Has being an editor helped your writing?
I love being an editor and it’s my main job (other than being a mom). Writing is just a side thing and it’s on the back burner when I am editing. I still make mistakes when writing, just like others, but as far as I can tell I have made less mistakes because of being an Editor first and foremost. The link to my freelance editing website is http://freelance.mcconnell05.com/
How do you manage to juggle writing, editing, looking after your children and studying in college? It seems like really hard work, but it sounds worth it.
Honestly, I have been asked this question by everyone, and I just do not have an answer for them. I just do. I find a way to balance it all out.
A.L Kay's Book History!
* Favorite book as a child?
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
* Favorite book as a teenager?
I actually did not read too much as a teen. I read more Shakespeare if anything.
* Favorite book you have read this year?
Oh…tough one. I have read so many good books so far this year. I think, if I had to choose, it would have to be two, one that’s not even out yet that I got to read; “My Wolf’s Bane” by Veronica Blade and “Breaking Dawn” by C.C. Hunter. They were SO good!
*A book that you have read that has stuck with you and why?
Way too many have stuck in my head and all for different reasons.
*A book you wish you had written and why?
Breaking Dawn by C.C. Hunter. Though I found many errors in the story, the story line itself I really liked and it made me want more.
Are you currently working on any other projects at the minute?
Yes. I have the rest of Nightmares aka “Kamela”, then I have three other works in the progress (one is a short for an anthology).
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I would like to thank you Megan, for taking the time to interview me. J
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Ashley's Freelance Editing FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001611838980&ref=ts#!/profile.php?id=100002444150843
Ashley's website link (editing) is: http://freelance.mcconnell05.com/
You can buy Nightmares at this link: http://www.vamptasypublishing.co.uk/#/nightmares/4552851092
Ashley has kindly offered an Ebook of Nightmares to one lucky blog follower!
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