Thank you all for stopping by to read another Promoting Creativity, today I have a fellow writer and Tarot card reader Ashley! Be sure to check out the links I’ve put in here and follow her wherever you can. 🙂
1) Tell us a little bit about what you do.
Mmmm. Such a hard question! Let’s see.
For fun: I read fantasy and classic novels (classic retellings are my absolute favorite), I journal, write book synopsis of books I’ve not yet written. I am a full time auntie for a precious 2 year old Leo. I make wishlists on Amazon, create To-be read lists on Goodreads, and curate Spotify playlists.
For society: I am a full time front desk guest service agent at a hotel. When I’m not on my feet, I’m lounging on the floor slinging cards as a Tarot reader or working behind the scenes as a virtual assistant. I’m also a writer and queer femme witch dedicated to using my words to talk about social justice.
2) When and why did you start writing?
I started writing as a child in elementary school. I liked to re-imagine my favorite stories with girls and women as the lead characters (Sherlock as a woman was my favorite story I ever penned). My writing love continued through middle school creative writing lessons, in high school I wrote poems, songs, and scripts.
I continue to write because I can’t help it.
3) Tell us about a project that you are currently working on that has you really excited.
I am currently on a cozy mystery and/or urban fantasy series feature a queer lady couple. I’m honestly just playing around with the characters and plots, just to see what feels right. I don’t know that I intend to share or not?
For public sharing, I’ve been working on a newsletter. Trying to find my voice again as I navigate the world as a queer femme, witch, and with a handful of mental illnesses.
4) What are some of your goals for the future?
Hmmm. At this point, my goal is to have a website again where I can share my writings. Offer mini journaling courses for people with mental health issues. One on one personalized rituals and care for queer witches. I would also love to start creating some e-zines or free PDF downloads with my writings.
5) How can we support you?
If queer magic, journaling, and mental healthy talk is of interest to anyone, I would love for you to sign up for my newsletter.
If tarot readings interest you, feel free to email me at Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if my words inspire or help educate you in any way, I would love for you to consider dropping some cash into my PayPal. I have a lot of debt, can’t work the hours and wage I would like to, and every little bit helps.