Today is our 15th Anniversary! That means all those years ago we ate and drank too much and of course said our vows. We’ve been through a lot since then. Overseas trips, kids, dogs, house, jobs the works. It’s all part of the whole adventure. With our favourite place never far from our minds…
We have even managed to work together to publish all of my books. That is quite a task. Sometimes our ideas don’t match, but we get there in the end. I am proud of all of my books and love their covers. It’s not easy to get the cover and the story to match, especially when there are two people doing them. However once we get our ideas in on the same page we get there.
IF only we could get the whole marketing thing together. This is something neither of us are very good at, which is a shame. Anyway here’s to the next 15 years and more. Hopefully they will be filled with many more holidays, books and of course adventures!
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.
It feels like so long since I have actually written. It’s probably not too long if I really think about it. I wrote a chapter book draft in March and since then have submitted a flash fiction piece that will be published in the next few weeks. I have also published a book and have the second one close to ready. I haven’t been idle, but it feels like a while since I have actually sat down and typed up a draft. Why has it taken me so long???
Well of course I have been busy. I have also found great ways to distract myself. I have coloured…
Completed Jig Saw puzzles…
In other words I have found many creative ways to distract myself. Which is dangerous leading into Christmas, where I find many sparkly things to make and do. Anyway recently I have felt the need to write and luckily for me I found the perfect source if inspiration…
This beautiful boy. We saw him a few weeks ago and he was struggling. He hadn’t eaten much and wasn’t getting the medications he needed. However at Boo at the zoo he looked much better and was moving more freely. He loved his pumpkin treat and ate his tasty surprise. He’s still struggling a bit, but it was great to see he had improved. He reminded me so much of my first writing inspiration – Obi!!!!
He loved his pumpkin too. So I guess that is all it takes, just one beautiful old animal to get the writing juices flowing once again. I have actually drafted a chapter and the story is starting to form in my mind. Hopefully O get all my November goals complete, but either way it’s just great to be writing again!
Writing challenges are a great way to get yourself motivated to write. Unfortunately this year I missed the September Chapter Book Challenge Lite. Life got in the way, that’s not an excuse, but a fact. Working full-time, with two kids and dogs makes life busy. Unfortunately something had to give and this time it was writing.
It’s a shame because I feel like I have missed something. that just makes me more motivated to get back into it. I haven’t been completely idle. I have just released the first in my super hero series and am working towards publishing the second. I will also have a short story published soon too. So not idle, but just not as productive as I would like to have been. Still there is time this year. November is a traditional writing challenge month. However I am not going to go for the 50 000 words in a month. I do have goals though:
1. Write a chapter book 10 000 words
2. Complete my ebook 10 000 words
3. Get my second super hero book ready to publish
That sounds like a pretty good aim for the month of November. I have a week to work out the details and get my life organised so I can find the time to actually write.
He is an absolute nugget, but we love him. I think he’s too smart for his own good, but he is also so sweet that he gets away with it!
I was going to celebrate Chewie’s birthday with launching my book that will begin his adventures. However I am not going to get that one published this year. Life has got in the way. However Chewie’s journey to the pages has begun. This year a short story about him will be published and the first book in my super hero series has been released! This is important for Chewie because he will be in this series shortly.
So I guess I get to celebrate his birthday by releasing my newest book:
This is available on kindle or in paperback – check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Ashley-Howland/e/B00BQA4XRO
Join me on this great day in celebrating my pups birthday by reading a new book!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is starting to warm up and that means we can sit outside and read…and enjoy an ice cream!
Today I have the second book in a series, so check it out:
Into The Web (Shadowzone Book 2) By Simon Rose
Into the Web is the second book in the Shadowzone series. Like the first it is action packed and will leave the reader wanting more. This time Ben and Charlie find themselves mixed up in a plot to prevent one world from taking over another. Ben discovers the truth about his parents and has to act to save his mum. To top it all off people start to believe Ben is the chosen one. His presence gives people hope in their doomed world, but makes Ben feel even more confused.
Once again Simon Rose has delivered a fast paced, action book with likable characters and a believable plot.
Stitch Says gives it 5 woofs!
You can check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Into-Web-Shadowzone-Book-2-ebook/dp/B074BG49BN/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1507719179&sr=8-4&keywords=simon+rose
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
I love the spooky stories that come with Halloween. I’m not so keen on trick or treating – it’s just not something we do here in Australia. We do go to our Boo at the Zoo and always have an awesome time there. I guess my real thing is the amount of sugar you can get. I would much rather get a bag full of books any day!!