Ashyer Black – Query Letter

I’ve been pretty quiet when it comes to putting my query letter out there for people to review and see. Of course, I’m not counting any family or friends who read through it, helped edit it, and all that jazz. I love them, and I appreciate their advice, but I think they’re a little partial […]

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Home

I happen to live in a small town where we have one caution light in the county and alcohol is non-existent. Before moving here, I didn’t realize there was such a thing as a dry county where alcohol isn’t sold anywhere – it’s not sold in grocery stores, restaurants and not a single liquor store […]

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Old Stories & Memories

I’ve been combing through old laptops, moving pictures and old stories to a USB drive. There were a few stories I had started, then stopped. When my grandmother died, a piece of me died as well. There was a part of me that was sad that I couldn’t share my stories with her, and when […]

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Query Life

I have an infinite amount of respect for authors. Everyone who writes a novel, edits the heck out of it, drafts the query letter, and sends it off to literary agents, is hoping their story resonates with the person they are sending it to. Authors have to have thick skin, right? Even some of the […]

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Kindness

I have spent quite a bit of time shuffling through airports – from the nice, small airports like the one in Louisville, KY to the bustling, chaotic one in Atlanta, GA. I always find it interesting to sit back and just watch people. There are so many people in different stages of their lives, with […]

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Perseverance

Since early Fall, I have been spending my nights and weekends clicking away on my laptop keyboard as I built my manuscript – one page at a time. After I finished writing it, I sat back and soaked it in, then hollered for my child. My ten-year-old son rushed into my room, a huge smile […]

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