This week I had the fun of being interviewed by fellow author Susan Whitfield. Here’s a sneak peak!!
“Meet Ashleigh Galvin
Ashleigh Galvin was born in Toowoomba, Australia in 1990 and grew up in Wyreema, located in Queensland, Australia. She attempted to write her first novel in primary school and hasn’t stopped since. She enjoyed reading Fantasy series as a young girl, which fueled her to start writing as a hobby. Her first published novel, Birth By Fire’s Embrace, was released in May 2013.
Many people ask Ashleigh where she gets her ideas from and her answer is simple: daydreaming. She likes to call them epic daydreams because some can last for a week or longer. Interestingly enough, she gets most of her story ideas this way. Now she has combined her great imagination and her love of fantasy to create exciting and fresh novels featuring strong characters and lots of action to keep even the most imaginative mind fully enticed.
Welcome to the blog, Ashleigh!
How many books have you written?
I’ve written three books although only one has been released at this stage. My other two novels, sequels to my first Birth By Fire’s Embrace, are currently in the publication process so hopefully they will be released some. Once I’ve finished editing the third novel, I’m going to start on either the fourth installments of the Amethyst Series or maybe a side project. Haven’t decided yet.
Give a short synopsis of your most recently published book.
A taut fantasy for all ages, Birth by Fire’s Embrace explores how drastically things can change when the world that lies just beyond our senses begins to surface. When all that is familiar vanishes from Shar’s life, she begins to look inside and find the strength and courage to carry on in a harsh world, and look towards another world that lies ahead.
At the beginning of the summer she was doing so well; done with school, a promising promotion in the works, the best boyfriend a girl could ask for, and the chance of a lifetime at the Academy. Then he came and it was all ashes. He had cost her everything, the job, the boy, the acting school, and even her family. He had cost her the world.
What Shar didn’t know was that the stranger was actually there to protect her from another dark intruder in her world. Caught in a deadly game between two lethal adversaries, she comes to know that there are forces around her that she has only dreamt of. Forces that will bring her to the edge of death and back again, that will show her a new realm to fill the void left by the one she has lost.
What do you think is the greatest lesson you’ve learned about writing so far? What advice can you give new writers?…”