I began the boutique publisher, Firewheel Press, as a vehicle for the publication of adult colouring books.
As the sub-editor of the elegant SOHI magazine, I worked with paid staff and volunteers to gather copy, edit and keep an eye on layout quirks.
I have been editing and writing in a freelance capacity since 2009, working on a variety of different projects, of all different sizes. See my website for more details:
In charge of writing, producing and editing all the written publicity materials for this busy organisation, with a mailing list of over 10,000 members. I sourced copy and edited a quarterly magazine, plus a monthly journal and various other documents.
Things can't get any worse, right? Thirteen year old fashionista Coco Franks has finally made it into the popular group at school when her dad decides to move the whole family to the country so they can 'bond'. Social death is looming, her shoes are covered in mud and all Coco wants to do is get herself back to her city friends. After all, things can't get any worse, right? It'll take a boy wi... read more
Get the Ebook FREE when you purchase the paperback.Unlike her drama-queen twin sister, Charlie Franks is always fine. At least she is until she has to start a new school, finds out she can't ride her new horse, and gets told that her Mum has something totally weird wrong with her.Charlie's not A-OK. Not at all.And she can't see how things are ever going to get better. If you're a brave-hearted... read more
Get the Ebook FREE when you purchase the paperbackJazmine Crawford doesn’t make decisions. She doesn’t make choices. She doesn’t make friends. Jazmine Crawford only wants one thing: to be invisible. For Jazmine, it’s a lot easier to take out her hearing aid and drift along pretending that nothing’s wrong than it is to admit that she’s heartbroken about her dad dying. She’s been drifting and ig... read more
Get the Ebook FREE when you purchase the paperback.In book two of the Invisible series, thirteen year old Jazmine isn't the girl that nobody notices any more. She’s got friends, and even a boyfriend, Liam. Things should be good now, right? But it’s complicated. For starters, she can’t sleep at night. At school, arrogant Angela still has it in for her and bouncy Gabby seems to have disappeared.... read more
What does Cecily Paterson know about autism? When her three year old son was diagnosed with autism, the answer was ‘nothing’. She didn’t know anything about it. At all. Four years later, she knew a lot more. But it wasn’t just information from a book. Her knowledge was deeper than that. It delved into her heart and her emotions and her strength. Cecily’s son’s autism would turn her upside down... read more
Small Change Big Change is the follow up book to ‘CrimeSon’, the exceptionally popular autobiography by Justin Gardner. This remarkable book explores the fascinating financial journey that Justin has been on since finding God. Homeless at just 14 years old, Justin lived a criminal life until the age of 22, when he miraculously became a Christian. Justin was in debt, had no savings and had a po... read more
BE INSPIRED is the follow-up book to Small Change Big Change, the exceptionally popular financial education book by Justin Gardner. This inspiring book explores the fascinating leadership and life journey that Justin has been on since finding God. Homeless at just 14 years old, Justin lived a criminal life until the age of 22, when he miraculously became a Christian. Justin was in debt, was di... read more
A little boy grows up with his family in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. It sounds idyllic, but the reality is far different. Justin Gardner’s family was dysfunctional, his father was abusive, and Sunshine was full of darkness, with crime and drugs and violence lurking around every corner. Thrown first out of school, and then out of home, Justin’s ambition when he was 14 was to grow up to be... read more
IntroductionThe day that everything changed was the day an ophthalmologist told me the terrible, gut-wrenching truth. I’d had fears, of course; worries, like any mother does, but I never realized the problem in my beautiful infant son’s eye was as bad as it was.The fact was, my little boy, NJ, could hardly see. And his vision was getting worse.After that day I was desperate to find whatever he... read more
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Ashley specializes in YA science fiction, dystopian, and dark fantasy novels. Editor of award winning book, The Soul of Lyskerrys.
Twenty plus years of developmental editing experience with a traditional Christian publisher and additional experience in marketing.