Ashley MacGregor

Biography

Ashley's stories have an unexpected twist at the end. They might make you chuckle, or pull at your heart strings, but your reaction is also likely to surprise you. The inspiration for many of Ashley's stories comes from historical events or from travel. Recent travels in Greece and research into a mysterious murder in Australia in 1972 has lead to Ashley's latest book, In Too Deep. As well as following a murder trail through the Greek Isles, Australia and England, it confronts a perennial social issue.
Ashley is a member of the SA Writers' Centre and recently wrote an article for them on Embracing ePublishing which was inspired by his experience with Smashwords.

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Books

Horus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
In the land of Egypt myths are born of legends. Along the Nile legends are born of great deeds. The god Horus tells the story of his deeds on earth as a man. Great deeds made him Pharaoh, goodness saw him pass through heaven to join the gods. But can his momentous feats defeat evil? In the end Horus has a solution, and his triumph leaves a legacy future pharaohs will live and breathe with.
Adventures in Time
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six short stories involving the past, the future and the unknown. Includes The Caroline, Beyond Help, The Time Tunnel and After the Dance, plus Tarnagulla, set during the gold rush and A Child's Wisdom, a kids interpretation of the inexplicable.
After the Dance
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Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Eliza is a well behaved eighteen year old girl, living in the 1900’s. Her home is a fire station where her father is the fire chief. Eliza loves going to the dance every Saturday night, and she always arrives home by midnight to her waiting father. But tonight she is late and she thinks about the punishment. Eliza has worked herself up into a panic. What her father does next is unexpected.
The Time Tunnel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A time traveler’s worst nightmare is realized when Jeremy is transported back in time and ends up confined inside something. The terror of dying a slow death trapped and unable to move is slowly relieved as Jeremy hears voices nearby. His hopes that he will be rescued are raised, but all is not as it seems in the distant past he has been transported to.
Beyond Help
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Mary had been working late one evening in a club when she was drugged and kidnapped. Her attackers left her next morning naked on the road. People passed her by, but finally Sam, a lawyer who defended criminals, helps her. Sam agrees to help find her attackers. When he discovers who the criminals are, he is faced with a choice. Whatever he decides to do, it will be costly and heartbreaking.
The Caroline
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Price: Free! Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Susan Unwin is an emigrant sailing from England to Australia in the Nineteenth century. Tragedy befalls the ship and they are close to sinking, but an American captain finds them adrift in the middle of the ocean and offers help. As the ship struggles towards its destination, Susan’s daydreams torment her with her own tragedy.

Ashley MacGregor’s tag cloud

abandoned    americans    australia    beauty    child    colonial    dance    death    egypt    emigration    england    fire station    funeral    gamma waves    godesses    gods    gold rush    good samaritan    hathor    heaven    help    horus    isis    marriage    melbourne    nile    osiris    pharaoh    punishment    rector    reincarnation    sail    samuel adams    scotland    set    ship    shipwreck    stripper    time machine    time travel    tragedy    trapped    tunnel    underworld    victoria   

Ashley MacGregor's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Ashley MacGregor

  • He stepped from my dreams on Jan. 08, 2012

    I enjoyed reading 'He stepped from my dreams,' it's a good short story. I would have liked to have read more about the developments during the period before the end; but it's a great ending
  • Lunch Time Surprise on Jan. 08, 2012

    Very enjoyable, keeps you guessing.
  • Maceration on Feb. 08, 2012

    I enjoyed reading Maceration, great use of the Adelaide Hills setting and nicely portrayed characters.
  • Brian: Faded on Sep. 04, 2012

    I enjoyed reading about Brian as he is revealed through clever use of humour and tragedy; very well written Lynne.