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Welcome to my wee corner of the wider world! Whatever dusty road you’re traveling, this is a safe place where you can shake off your boots and rest your bones for a while. Grab a drink (tea is always on!) and take a seat by the hearth. Dinner is always served with hearty food and wholesome conversation.

If you take a left down the hall you’ll come to a little library and a couple comfy chairs. The stories here are all about beleaguered and lost souls traveling hard roads, through darkness and peril, toward light and life. You’ll find tales that fight pain with beauty, uncertainty with unshakable truth, and sorrow with hope. Tales of misfits and outcasts who find a home they can come back to.

My name is Ashton, and I love to feed bodies with good food and souls with good stories! I write speculative fiction with rich worlds and broken heroes, epic battles, abiding brotherhood, snarky banter, and home waiting on the other side of grand adventure. I invite you to sojourn here with me for a while, connect on social media, and join the conversation! Welcome to the family, it’s good to have you.

Dinner Table Discussions

  • On Greatness
    Have you ever felt like you can’t do great things because you’re not great yourself? Like, if only you were a famous celebrity, professional this, … Read more
  • The Faithful Tortoise
    Did you grow up with Aesop’s Fables? Perhaps the most well-known tale in that collection is The Boy Who Cried “Wolf”, but easily the next … Read more
  • Genre Leap-Frog
    Well, I suppose a more accurate title for this post would be The Jolly Genre Jubilee Tag, but that makes for a long title, and … Read more


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