Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A New Series

Yesterday afternoon I posted the first in a series of short stories which will lead up to the long awaited release of The Retreat. That’s right, you heard—um, read correctly, the Retreat is coming to a blog near you. Well sort of, I’m not really sure if blogs can be considered near or far from anything without having any physical location to call their own. In reality, it will just be linked to from here, because it will be an ebook.

Are you excited? No? Well wait until you read these stories, then I’m sure you’ll be excited although maybe not in the same way I was meaning.

So, what exactly are these stories about? The easiest way to describe them is, back story. Essentially, this series of short stories will give a little insight into the characters populating The Retreat and even a few hints about what The Retreat is actually like. I am not going to spoil the fun here and reveal lots of scraps, but I will drop some names and from there you can look forward to their stories.
  1. Daphne Tate & Earnest Little
  2. Jenny Beaumont (Readers of Quest Five should recall this name.)
  3. Helen Tate
  4. Daphne Tate & Troy Higgins
  5. Paige Porter
  6. Norman Moody
  7. Linda Wallace & Brad Keller

Following the final story in this series, The Retreat will make its opening debut. I know it has been a long time in coming, the idea first entered my head last October or thereabouts. My sincere thanks to all the patient readers, who have stuck in there waiting. If my opinion counts, I think it was definitely worth the wait. The Retreat, is a very exciting and satisfying story and I can hardly wait to share it with you all.


Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

Well, Ashley, if yesterday's cupcake story is anything to go by, this new series should be a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to reading the characters' backstories, for a start.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm excited to read this series! I loved the one yesterday, so if the others are that good, they'll definitely be worth reading! I left your anonymous comment yesterday. I forgot to add my name.

Paul said...

Ash, some appetizers before the main course, I'm drooling already.
You are a better communicator than many writers.
Warm hugs,

AL said...


Looking forward to these little back stories and wide eyed and smiles for the release of the retreat.
AL :)

Ashley J said...

Karl, This back story series is a lot of fun, if I do say so myself, and the Retreat is really turning out great. The next in the series is coming very soon.

Courtney, I hope I don't let you down, but so far I think they're all turning out exceptionally well.

Paul, Thanks, I do try my best to let people know what is going on because in my experience lack of communication leads to lack of interest and sometimes a lack of bottom coverings. LOL

Al, It's all coming soon. Hang in there a little longer.