Ash Litton is a writer and lover of sci-fi, fantasy, and all things fictional. She is the author of No Signal, Thoroughbred, Evening Hallow, Comeuppance, Cabover Cabaret, and No Diet, No Surgery, No Sweat, and works on other Appalachian Dream Tales between her ongoing novel projects.
When she's not writing, she's drawing, and when she's not doing either of those, she's dreaming up new projects to work on. Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Ash has always wondered what things lay hidden in the hills around her. She attended West Virginia University, where she studied the English language before returning home to her family in rural West Virginia.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh, yes, and it was horrible. But that's what being a kid is all about. I got into writing through fanfiction.net, and I used to have some *really* cliché stereotypes and tropes. But hey, I learned from the experience, and I got better. So here I am, more than fifteen years later, turning out quality published works.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"The Beast From The East" by R. L. Stein was the first book I read cover to cover, and it taught me that the strange and unusual didn't have to be scary, it just had to be fun. Most of my stories are that way because it -- I try to take strange or unusual things and spin them so they're interesting and engaging.
The Appalachian Dream Tales are a collection of short stories set in the same universe, taking place in fictional West Virginia towns, and focusing on the supernatural and preternatural communities that reside there.