Rediscovering Setting

- by Sharon Ashwood

They say a good setting is a character in itself, no matter which genre one is reading. I think this is particularly true for fantasy or supernatural tales. The more concrete and distinct an author makes their fantastic world, the more believable it is for the reader. A telling example is the translation of The […]

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Scorched, and a little road rash, too

- by Sharon Ashwood

It’s the silly season chez Ashwood – my second book, SCORCHED, is out December 1 (hurrah!), so there’s lots of promo activity going on. Plus, I just turned in book three, UNCHAINED, last night after a five-day editing marathon. No offence to my characters, but I feel like I’ve had demanding house guests drinking all […]

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Short and fuzzy friends

- by Sharon Ashwood

Although there days when I think the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness would make a nice muff, car polisher, or other inanimate and incapable-of-badness accessory, I love him to bits. He was a rescue kitty with eye infection, ringworm, and upper respiratory problems—a bit too old to be kitten-cute but young enough to be rambunctious. […]

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Java Jones Blues

- by Sharon Ashwood

Nothing says “Get down to work!” like a cup of coffee. It’s the fuel that gets me on the road in the morning. It’s a social communion and a comfort object. When I meet with friends, curl up with a book, or sit down to concentrate on a task, a cup of coffee is usually […]

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