Ashton King


I have been writing poetry since I was 10 years old. I was a very depressed teenager who was bullied alot. My writing poetry gave me a release from all the emotions that were associated with that and I used such a release often. I have experienced much in my life from love to lost love, betrayal by friends, heartwarming moments, grief over loss of my grandparents, pride in my grandfather for his work as a veteran, disgust in racism experienced by myself and my friends to the joys and wonders of motherhood. It's all written into my poetry all inspired both by my own experiences in life as well as by some of my favourite poets like Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost and my most favourite poet of all, Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
This is a tough one. I draw my inspiration from al ot of authors but a few of my favourites are Terry Brooks, especially his Magical Kingdom of Landover series. Anne Bishop and her Black Jewels Trilogy, fellow Canadian Spider Robinson and his Callahans series, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Frost and probably one of my most favourite poets of all, Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son is my greatest inspiration. He is the one thing that keeps me going, keeps me pushing through ever storm that life throws at me. He is my sunshine and everything wonderful in this world.
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The Small Things
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Biography
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This is a collection of poetry written by the author, Ashton King. The collection was started with her first poem that she wrote when she was 10 years old. The poetry grows as the author grows, throughout the depressive teen years full of angst and anguish, grief over losing loved ones, to finally accepting yourself in your early twenties and lastly to her current joy in Motherhood.