July has gone #timetogetmoving

Wow, July went in a rush. It happens when there is school holidays, two weeks tend to flash by with activities for the kids. It makes it difficult to get moving with writing. That didn’t mean I sat there idle. I have actually progressed with my publishing. My book is almost formatted correctly and the images are close to being correct. I am hopeful to upload my story by the end of the week. The cover is also coming along. We have the right photo, but not the actual cover yet. Again really hopeful I will be ordering the print proof by the next weekend….

I am probably a month behind where I want to be. The issue is when it comes to the cover and the illustrations I rely on another person. So things don’t happen when I want them too. I really wish I could actually do these things myself. That would make life easy, but at this stage I don’t have the time to learn. So I wait. It will get there. I was just hoping the second book would be out before Christmas. This one probably won’t take quite as long because I am already collating the illustrations and the cover format will be similar. I may get there in the end.

Change that to I will publish my books!!!

Back to work, lots to do. Have fun!

Teen Book #sport #friends #family

It’s What You Do Next that counts
So many things can change in a year. For Callie everything has changed so quickly she no longer knows where she belongs.

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This is the story of one year in Callie’s life. It is full of teenage adventures, sport, friendship, bullying and the journey to find her own place in the world.

You can check out your own copy here:

https://www.createspace.com/4980310

If you prefer kindle then check out my author page at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO

Have fun!

Back to School #homework #needanexcuse

The Perfect Excuse for not doing your Homework
Check out this one

THE HOMEWORK GOBLIN

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Jason has completed his homework for the first time, only to have it stolen by the Homework Goblin. He jumps out his window and into an amazing chase. Will he get his homework back in time?

Check out the perfect excuse here:
https://www.createspace.com/5513433

To grab a kindle copy and check out my other books go to my Amazon Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO

If you live in Australia and would like a signed copy email me at:
ashley@ahowland.org

HAVE FUN!

Stitch Says Book Review: Chase Tinker and the House of Mist #magicbook

Hi, it’s Stitch…

I have been very busy, running, eating, sleeping and oh yeah reading. Today I have an awesome review for you. It’s the last in a series. Check it out:

Chase Tinker and the House of Mist (The Chase Tinker Series, Book 4)

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by Malia Ann Haberman

The final book in the Chase Tinker is another story packed full of magical adventure. It is non-stop action as Chase takes on his role of Keeper of the house. He has to lead his family in a rescue mission. First he needs to return his mother, then it’s time to restore the relic and finally destroy the Marlowes. It is a fantastic end to a wonderful series that middle grade children will enjoy.
Once again the characters are endearing as they continue to grow. It’s the conclusion you need to read. The whole series is a must for all magic lovers.

Stitch Says gives it 5 woofs!

Must get back to my reading – keep reading, keep writing!

Happy Birthday Stitchie #bigpup #lovethisboy

It’s Stitch’s 7th Birthday!!!!

That’s Stitch with his brother Tug and of course Chewie behind. Stitch has always been a special boy. He was such a great puppy, loved to work and wanted to be just like Obi. He was so much fun!

Not much has changed in the last seven years. He is much bigger, but still loves to cuddle and is still so much fun. He has recently decided on a new tactic for attention though. He can often be found lying upside down at your feet. Why? Well it’s simple, he loves a belly scratch and he usually gets what he wants! Over the last three years he has become a great mentor for Chewie and other pups. He is such a patient boy!

On this day I like to remember the sweet pup that entered our lives. He brought with him his brother – Tug and sister – Tasia, who are also still a big part of our lives. They are all lovely dogs and I am glad to have known them for so long. Happy birthday to you all and the rest of the litter (Tramp, Scrooge, Wizard and Harvey) – may there be many more birthdays to come!!!

More soon – have fun!

A Spooky Adventure #ghostbook #different

GHOSTNAPPED!

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Alex and her sidekick Thuds (the Labrador) think they are going on a boring family camping trip. They soon find themselves in an amazing adventure and a rescue mission when Alex’s younger brother is taken by a ghost. To get him back Alex has to solve a mystery from 50 years ago and face the most unique monster you’ll ever meet.

Get your spooky book here:
https://www.createspace.com/5513427

For more of my books and the kindle editions go to my Amazon Author page:
http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO

If you live in Australia and want a signed copy email me at ashley@ahowland.org

HAVE FUN!!!!

Super Hero Dogs #dogbooks

Obi is not just any dog, he’s a super puppy. Check out his first adventure here:

Obi the Super Puppy and the Mystery of the Red Mist

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Obi tells his kids – Maddy and Aijay all about his first adventure. He discovers an evil red mist that possesses the toys of dogs. He recruits some friends as he battles to save the Labrador breed from destruction.

Grab your copy here:
https://www.createspace.com/5513431

Then check out Obi’s second adventure…

Obi the Super Puppy and the Quest for the Last Laugh

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The evil red mist is back, but this time it is taking over kids. the mist stops them playing with Labradors. Obi needs more help to defeat the red mist this time, but finds himself with more help than he can stand. Meet Rigger, an oversized puppy who loves to help. He’s one of a kind, but is he the right kind? Once again Obi tells Maddy, Aijay and their new puppy Stitch all about this amazing adventure.

Grab a copy here:
https://www.createspace.com/5417595

For more of my adventures and the kindle versions check out my amazon page here: http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO

If you live in Australia and want a signed copy email me at
ashley@ahowland.org

HAVE FUN!

Stitch Says Book Review: Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny #magicalbook

Hi it’s Stitch here

The weather is getting colder by the day, which makes it the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Today I have a great book for you, check this one out…

Chase Tinker and the House of Destiny (The Chase Tinker Series, Book 3)
by Malia Ann Haberman

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The Tinker house is facing their greatest challenge yet. The notorious Marlowes want the house and will not stop until they get it. The pay Chase a visit and leave him with the message “Surrender or die”. The stakes have never been higher. Naturally Chase is on edge when he meets Alex Marlowe who is seeking help. Meanwhile Nori is holding the secrets of their own destinies. The whole magical world is back and while slightly darker is still as adventures as ever.
The third book is another great instalment in this series. The characters have continued to grow and the story line is still full of mystery.

Stitch Says gives it 5 woofs!

You can check out your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Chase-Tinker-House-Destiny-Book-ebook/dp/B01M8FKL8K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499078359&sr=8-1&keywords=Chase+Tinker+and+the+house+of+destiny

Keep reading, keep writing!

July – Winter Writing Time #getwriting

I am not really a fan of winter, yes it does indeed get cold here in Australia. We live in denial, but every year winter comes. We get freezing mornings, winds and rain. We still stand on the side of sports pitches, but it is really cold.

Although I am often freezing at work in the gym (there is a limit to how much running helps), I have found a great thing about winter. It is the best time to settle under the covers and write. That being said at the moment I am editing and formatting. Either way it keeps the brain working and that helps to warm the whole body.

I am hoping to have some big news by the end of this month, so watch this space.

My goals for winter – to complete a whole host of unfinished writing tasks. That’s the best place for me to start right now. I have so many projects on the go, I just need to start ticking off the list. I often think the middle of the year is a good time for that. You can revisit your goals and see where you are.

Right now I am going to see if I can tick off a few of those boxes…

Stitch has been busy reading too – remember to check in with Stitch Says and Chewie’s News. If you are an author who would like and interview or review remember to email me at ashley@ahowland.org

More soon – have fun!

School Holidays are the Perfect Time to Write #keepthembusy

Have you got a story busting to be written?

Check out the newest writing journal – it’s different and will get you writing.

The Not So Boring Book #1 – Write your own story

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Ten chapters full of writing activities designed to get the ideas flowing and help you create a story ready to be published. Each chapter gives you the opportunity to work on one story. Follow the book right to the end and bask in your finished product.

This book can be used by anyone (child or adult) who loves to write.

Just get your pencil and begin!

You can get your own copy here:

https://www.createspace.com/5050054

or visit my Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO

If you live in Australia and would like a signed copy email me at ashley@ahowland.org

Check it out today and get writing!