Thursday, August 9, 2012

Recent Developments (a.k.a. Exciting News!)

Things have been crazily busy over in the Realm of Ashleigh Oldfield at the moment. I have recently self-published a short story over at Smashwords called 'The Power to Protect'. It's free, so stop on over to Smashwords to check it out ( Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read and tweet about this story so far. You are all fantastic!

Not content to stop there, I have also taken a further plunge into social media through the creation of a Facebook Author Page. This is really exciting, and I hope you will all 'Like' the page :) (Find it here:

Last, but certainly not least, I am in the beginning stages of engaging an illustrator for my Scruffy stories. So far only emails have been sent back and forth, but I'm optimistic that all will go smoothly. I have the utmost faith in Ben to do some amazing illustrations.

Thanks to everyone for their continuing support of my foray into the writing world.

Friday, August 3, 2012

I Should Have Known I Would Be a Writer Because:

My eleven year old self told me so!

I recently moved house, and in the packing I found a booklet I had to write at the end of Primary School, reflecting on the past and predicting the future goals. And my predictions? I would be a Children's Writer by the age of 31, maybe with a few kids, a couple of cats and a pet rabbit. The only thing I didn't get right was the children bit.

I didn't need any more confirmation that I was doing the right thing in becoming a full time writer, but it's nice to know that I am fulfilling my childhood dreams.

Thanks, childhood Ash!