Ash Newsome

Ash Newsome - Editor

Clackamas, OR, United States

Fueled by her desire to create and captivate, Ash adores helping new and established writers polish their work to perfection.

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Overview

Hello there. I'm an author and editor of Young Adult fiction. There's nothing I love more than diving into a story and getting to the nitty gritty of what it will take to make it shine. My specialty genres are anything YA, fantasy, myth/folklore, science-fiction, dystopian, or paranormal. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in English Literature and minor in Theatre from Grand Canyon University.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • B.A. in English Literature
  • Minor in Theatre

Awards

  • Graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from Grand Canyon University
  • Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Work experience

Library Assistant

Grand Canyon University
March, 2015 – April, 2017 (about 2 years)

• Answers phones and communicates with library patrons
• Understands use of printers, copiers, and all models of computer offered at the library
• Aids students with research, writing, and citation questions (MLA, APA, Turabian)
• Checks in and re-shelves DVDs and books
• Reserves and checks out textbooks, study bones, HDMI chords, and adapters
• Reserve study rooms and allows patrons in and out of rooms

Author of "A Tainted Age" trilogy

ashleighbooks.com
October, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

• Published two full-length YA Dystopian novels through Booklocker under the pen name Ash Leigh
• Manages author website
• Manages blog
• Manages all marketing activities regarding A Tainted Age
• Attends publicity events (author readings, YA fiction panels, etc.)

Freelance Editing Experience (4 Years +)

Self-Employed Freelance
May, 2013 – Present (over 5 years)

Developmental and Copyediting for Karissa Harlow April 2016 & November 2016
• Proofread and reviewed YA novel The Deciders (currently seeking representation) and short story “Canticum Mortem” (published in Startlebloom: The GCU Literary Review, Vol 2.) for correct grammar usage and ideal arrangement of plot, character development, clarity, and flow.

Developmental and Copyediting for Dean Gore April 2016 & December 2016
• Proofread and reviewed fantasy screenplay “Shadows of Sherwood” and short, dystopian screenplay “Time in Advance” for correct grammar usage and ideal arrangement of plot, character development, clarity, and flow.

Volunteer Developmental Consultation for Nathaniel Carter March 2014
• Provided constructive criticism for YA novel In Media Rez regarding flow of plot, speed of character development, realism of settings etc.

Volunteer Developmental Consultation for Joy E. Fetters May 2013
• Provided constructive criticism for YA novel The Brotherhood of the Gem and YA novel A House Divided (self-published through Pronoun, Inc.) and encouragement to accept suggested corrections regarding arrangement of plot and character believability.

Copywriter/Proofreader for G-Force Business

G-Force Business Acceleration
March, 2013 – March, 2014 (about 1 year)

• Writes and proofreads emails, advertisement, whitepapers etc. for G-Force and clients under contract.
• Builds marketing campaigns using the latest marketing automation software (InfusionSoft).
• Creates and updates client websites.
• Films and edits client promotional videos.
• Performs a variety of other marketing support tasks including organizing, cleaning, and categorizing contact lists, blogging, etc.
• Continues to learn new and diverse communication tasks and marketing strategies.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

GYPSY: A Tainted Age

Ash Leigh

Delle is an outcast even among the exiled. She has been living on the fringes of society for years, struggling to conceal the one thing about herself that has ruined her life over and over again. It used to be her main priority. That was before they took Attis.Forced to maneuver between the world she knows and the deceptively beautiful world of the Provincials, it’s no surprise that adding one... read more

Delle is an outcast even among the exiled. She has been living on the fringes of society for years, struggling to conceal the one thing about herself that has ruined her life over and over again. It used to be her main priority. That was before they took Attis.Forced to maneuver between the world she knows and the deceptively beautiful world of the Provincials, it’s no surprise that adding one... read more

TRAITOR: A Tainted Age

Ash Leigh

Delle has never had anything against secrets. At least, not until recently. Maybe that was because she didn’t realize just how many secrets there are – or who has been hiding them. Until Attis was taken, it never occurred to her that she wasn’t the only one with something to hide. Delle is determined to pick up the hunt for her best friend once again – alone. Of course, Keel and Jag ruin her p... read more

Delle has never had anything against secrets. At least, not until recently. Maybe that was because she didn’t realize just how many secrets there are – or who has been hiding them. Until Attis was taken, it never occurred to her that she wasn’t the only one with something to hide. Delle is determined to pick up the hunt for her best friend once again – alone. Of course, Keel and Jag ruin her p... read more

The Brotherhood of the Gem (Flora and the Gem)

Joy Fetters

Flora and Fawna McGuffin are Barvins from Pippendale who are roped into an adventure along with Wizards, Dwarves, Men, and Elves to destroy the Gem belonging to the Dark Lord Crevan.

Flora and Fawna McGuffin are Barvins from Pippendale who are roped into an adventure along with Wizards, Dwarves, Men, and Elves to destroy the Gem belonging to the Dark Lord Crevan.

A House Divided (The Empire of Tarn) (Volume 1)

Joy E. Fetters

The country of Tarn is in turmoil after the First Prince overturns the government, and attempts to hunt down his younger brother. Now the Second Prince-Camryn Agelard-and his friends-a mage, two berserkers, a Ranger, and an army veteran-are on the run, desperately attempting to avoid being discovered, while also trying to find a way to return the kingdom to its rightful rulers.

The country of Tarn is in turmoil after the First Prince overturns the government, and attempts to hunt down his younger brother. Now the Second Prince-Camryn Agelard-and his friends-a mage, two berserkers, a Ranger, and an army veteran-are on the run, desperately attempting to avoid being discovered, while also trying to find a way to return the kingdom to its rightful rulers.

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