A New Chapter

Friends . . . It has been a while since I’ve blogged! I’ve missed you. We have some catching up to do!


First things first: A Wish Made of Glass has been made into an audio book!! If any of you follow my Facebook page, you will have seen my occasional posts on the exciting progress of the audiobook – what a fun process! I auditioned several narrators, and was absolutely thrilled with Keely, the lady I ended up choosing. Keely’s voice is mesmerizing and whimsical and just perfect for my little tale. I couldn’t be happier with her lovely rendition of it, and I think you’ll love it too.

I have several FREE audio books to give away, too (of course! You knew I would!). In order to receive one, you only have to do two little things for me: Write a review of it to post on Amazon, and share either your review or the link to the audio book on as many of your social media as you’re comfortable doing so. See . . . not so bad!

If you’d like to be considered for receiving a free code for the audio book, email me at ashleew@zoho.com and let me know why you’re interested, and what social media you’d plan on sharing the book through (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). Preference will be given to those who also have blogs they plan to share on. If you’ve already read A Wish Made of Glass – no worries! You still qualify for receiving a free copy!


Life has thrown some huge changes at me this past year or so. Some good and some bad, including two big moves, a change in schools for my almost-10-year-old son, and a brand new job for me. Needless to say, amidst all these changes, my writing has had to sit on the back burner. That doesn’t mean that everything that has been happening to me hasn’t been grist for the mill . . . when life gets complicated and sad and stressful and unexpectedly joyful, that’s where the real stories come from! So, story ideas abound, and you’ll often find me scribbling away on the back of a receipt or church bulletin, to capture the next idea or snippet of an idea before it floats away.

About 3 or 4 months ago, when my son was having a hard night, I lay in bed with him and told him a bedtime story (something I haven’t done in ages!). That story, which was for his own courage and comfort, sparked something in me, and I couldn’t let it go. A few weeks after telling it to him, I began writing it. And just a couple weeks ago, I finished the rough draft of what is now a 14,000-word children’s book. Yes, it’s different from what I’m used to writing. But still fantasy, still full of fun and whimsy and even some heartbreak. I’m so excited to be able to do my preliminary revisions and then gather a few beta readers to help me on the next step to publishing this story.

Tell me what this near year has been like for you so far . . .?


11 thoughts on “A New Chapter

  1. Oh, an audiobook! How wonderful!

    And that’s so very cool that you have a new story you’ve been working on! I know what you mean about having to put writing on the back-burner, for awhile; I had to do that for most of 2016.

    Looking forward to your next post! 🙂



  2. Congrats on the audiobook!!! I just finished A Wish Made of Glass and love, love, loved it!!!! I have a review going up soon over at my blog.

    Also, congrats on finishing a rough draft! That’s always a momentous occasion. I’m also in awe, because the idea of a children’s book intimidates me greatly. I have ideas… but trying to keep anything under a certain word count or the idea of trying to find someone who can illustrate it is overwhelming. I feel like layout and pictures are so crucial to children’s books, and my skills in those categories are severely lacking.

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  3. Ohhhhhh! A childrens’ book! Love that! I look forward to hearing more!

    To be honest, this year has thrown some unexpected curve balls, but I am doing OK. Glad to hear you are well, even though busy. ❤

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