Ashley Lister and his faithful writing companion, Oswald the Chorkie.

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Ashley Lister is a prolific author of genre fiction, having written more than fifty full length titles, over a hundred short stories, as well as articles, academic papers and poems.

He is the author of How to Write Short Stories and Get Them Published, a five star writing guide that has been described as “A must have for anyone serious about publishing their short stories” and “Wish it had been available years ago.”  He says his favourite review on that title is the one headed, “A very handsome book by a very handsome author.”

Ashley is also the holder of a PhD in Creative Writing and, for anyone who enjoys reading such material, you can access a copy of his thesis through this link: Ashley’s Thesis.

In addition to this, to cope with the rigours of lockdown, he’s been revising and re-releasing some of his horror fiction. Rights had reverted on a handful of titles and the isolation of the national quarantine gave him the opportunity to read through them, tweak parts that seemed dated, and republish the titles for a new audience.

Ashley has also re-released a series of vampire erotica that he had previously published under the pseudonym Lisette Ashton. These titles, The BloodLust Chronicles, are available on Amazon and he hopes to add a couple of other reverted-rights titles to these works in the very near future.

Now that this back catalogue of titles has been re-released, Ashley is working on a handful of horror novel ideas he’s been wanting to explore for the past few years.

Aside from writing, regularly blogging about poetry and writing in general, Ashley also lectures in creative writing. He is the regular host for Blackpool’s Pub Poets and his poetry is renowned for being outrageous, offensive and darkly amusing.