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The Splendiferous Blog of Ashley Heckman

Ashley is a thirty-something perpetual teenager. She (slowly) writes young adult fiction that pulls no punches and rarely conforms to the unspoken rules. Home is upstate South Carolina, where Ashley lives with her daughter, working for a living, crocheting, and just trying to be an overall awesome person.
Buy My Crap!

Buy My Crap!

I know, self deprication is never in style, but this post is about a few different random products I have to sell, and “Buy my Signed Paperback Books and Crocheted Hats and Things” just didn’t have the same ring to it.

ANYWHO…yeah, I’ve got some crap for you to buy, if you’re so inclined!

First and foremost is the limited number of paperback copies of  THE LAST THREE WORDS, my Young Adult Contemporary novella, I have in my possession. You can still get the digital/ebook version from my publisher’s website, Amazon, and now Kobo, for $3.99, as well as the paperback from Amazon for $8.99 (+ shipping?) However, you now have the option of purchasing directly from ME, which means I can sign it before it’s sent out. Pretty nifty. Get ‘em while they last.

I’ve also reopened my long neglected shop on Etsy, where I plan to sell my crocheted creations for fun and profit! It’s a bit sparse at the moment, but I do have a few other items that need to be listed as soon as I can get decent photos. I’m only in the planning stages as far as making some new and exciting stuff to stock, but there should be more variety to choose from there within a couple of months. In the meantime, if you see something you like up now, use the code 15STUFF for 15% off :)

Thanks for reading, now go make me proud and be the rabid consumers I always knew you could be!

Sat, January 11, 2014 10:16 pm Comments are DisabledRead More
So, I Wrote This Thing…

So, I Wrote This Thing…

I wrote a book. It’s available for purchase now. You should buy it :)

Evernight Teen – one purchase gets you four different file versions: PDF, HTML, EPUB, and PRC (and on sale here for $2.99 until Friday!)

Amazon Kindle store – Instant wireless download for Kindle and Kindle app users.

Createspace - for print copies (if you’d like a signed one, hold tight. I’m working on that).

My blog tour also kicks off today, with a guest post I wrote about not knowing what to write for a guest post on Laura Diamond’s blog. Check it out :)

Mon, November 18, 2013 9:24 am Comments are Disabled
Music Monday – Don’t Stop Believin’

Music Monday – Don’t Stop Believin’

Call me cheesy, but this is one of my all-time favorite songs. Yes I know I’m a sheep, but YOU know you sing along too when it comes on the radio :P

Anyway, if you weren’t aware, Journey has a new(ish) lead singer. His name is Arnel Pineda. He grew up as a homeless street kid in Manila. The band actually found him via YouTube, and the story of how it all happened is told in one of the best documentaries I’ve seen in a while. If you’ve ever tapped your foot or hairbrush-microphone-in-the-mirror’d to a Journey song, then US law requires you to watch Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey (okay, so that’s not true, but you should still watch it).

Rock on  \m/

Tue, October 29, 2013 10:12 am Comments are Disabled
Weekend Twitter Giveaway!

Weekend Twitter Giveaway!

I ordered something really cool today. I’m so very excited about this. For some crazy reason, I expect everyone else to be as squee-y over it as I am, and hence a giveaway is born. Wanna know what you can win? Wait for it. Waaaiiit for iiiiiiiiit…

Super-dee-duper novella-tastic The Last Three Words bookmarks!

These bookmarks were designed by yours truly, featuring the amazing cover art for my upcoming Evernight Teen novella release. Professionally printed on good cardstock and covered with a gloss coating, these babies should hold up to the most vigorous of bookmarking duties, and look damned fabulous doing it. Accented with a single white feather on an attached satin-like cord, you’ll never lose your place in a book again…if you can bring yourself to remove this beauty from the protective display shelf you’ll certainly be compelled to keep it on.

Okay, so they’re just bookmarks. But still, they’re gonna be super cool!

You know you want one now. Entries are super easy to get. You can even enter every day, if you want. Ten winners will be randomly selected from all entries (the more entries you have accumulated, the better your chances) when I get around to it sometime next Tuesday. Winners will be contacted by Friday November 1 for mailing addresses, and prizes sent out within one week of receipt of info. Good luck and enter often :D

NOTE: To get the +5 entries for tweeting about the giveaway, you must tweet from the Rafflecopter giveaway widget below!

Thu, October 24, 2013 3:31 pm 8 commentsRead More
Benjamin Asks

Benjamin Asks

Which author has had the most influence on you?

Anne Rice is my literary idol, and I hope to one day be as amazing as she is with description. The way she’s able to pull you into the story’s sights, smells, tastes, textures, etc. has always fascinated me. I can only hope some of that skill has rubbed off on me over the years I’ve spent reading her!

I really enjoy reading anyone with a lush descriptive style, though. My most recent favorite was Leah Raeder’s Unteachable, which makes sense, as Leah is a fellow Rice fan, lol!

Thu, October 24, 2013 10:57 am Comments are Disabled
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