Author Archives: Ashley Hansen

My BWL (Book Wish List)

I’ve been querying my novel, Thorn Pricked for a few weeks now, and that means I’ve been doing LOTS of research on agents. In order to receive manuscripts that fit their preferences, agents create manuscript wish lists that explain what … Continue reading

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Runaway

Being a mother is hard and doesn’t come with the luxury of bad days. This poem (yes I know, another poem) came from a day that started bad, and only got worse. Kids’ whined and fought from the moment their … Continue reading

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Teacher Candle Poem

Most of the time, poetry is not my chosen form of reading or writing. I know there are a whole set of rules and styles that come with writing poetry, and quite frankly they scare me to death, so I … Continue reading

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10 Early Reader Books That Will Get Your Kid to Love Reading

Let’s face it, the learning-to-read-stage can be a little painful if you don’t have the elementary teacher gene. Simple words, books with no actual plot, ten (thousand) minutes per page. When my twins were in this stage it took every … Continue reading

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Arrow-part 3

Third and final part in a short story set in the same world (different time and location) as The Darkest Hour. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2, if you need a refresher. As always, let me know what … Continue reading

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Arrow-part 2

Part 2 in a short story from the same world as The Darkest Hour. You can read Part 1 here. Look for the final part, coming soon.  The stranger continued to investigate the ruins, moving farther away from Johnny. Silence … Continue reading

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Arrow-part 1

While looking through my files I found this three-part story, set in the same world as The Darkest Hour, but in a much different location and time. Since I haven’t posted any fiction for awhile, I thought I’d post this … Continue reading

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