Mahlee Ashwynne

HI THERE......I'm Mahlee Ashwynne and welcome to my imagination

The lovely lady in the pic is NOT me though we share a common name. She was a cabaret performer and actress in Germany in the 1930s. To me she epitomises beauty and style that is eternal.


Many authors have their personal blurb written in the third person. I prefer to speak directly to you.

What can I say? Writing has been an integral part of my life. I can recall writing stories when I was 8 years of age. It was my escape. I was also an avid reader. By the age of 9 I had read all the library books designated for the grade 4 and grade 5 students.  Strange considering English was not my first language (we spoke Russian at home) and I was a first generation Australian kid on both sides of the family. My grandparents escaped the Stalinist Soviet regime after WW2 while my father came from a distinguished French aristocratic family that had escaped the French Revolution and settled in the Indian Ocean Islands. As to my geneology it is only now I have come to realise how unique I am in this world because of it.

I survived a mother who was afflicted with NPD (a type of megalomania), raised by my maternal grandparents who strongly believed in the education of a mind no matter the sex of the body at a time when higher education for women was still not popular. Over the years I have achieved many qualifications including teaching (opted out of that career), journalism, film making, interpreter (Russian), and currently law. One thing university teaches you is how to locate information (pre computer days this was a great thing) and sift out the important facts.

I never lost my love of writing and wrote shorts that won me prizes in national competitions. I was a top student in English at school but never touched history as a subject. I did not and do not like politics. However once I had access to social history I fell in love with the medieval era. There is so much fiction that can be interwoven between the facts and real people of history! The futuristic aspect of what might be in science fiction drew me like a magnet. I pre empted the popularity of supernatural fiction too with my love for that genre. What I write now reflects my interests in these areas.

The one bonus of technology is that today I can trawl the internet and find the faces to inspire my descriptions of my characters that I manipulate to be believable. I have read widely including most of the classics (oh English compulsory reading has a lot to answer for). With the rise of epub self publilshed authors I am always on the lookout for well written stories to relax with (but a harsh critic if I come across an historical error!). Enjoy reading for that is where your heart is.

Did I forget to mention I love cats but have discovered reptiles make intriguing pets.

TITLES PENDING OR PUBLISHED

SERIES:

THE MAXIL MOB

book one ..... SCARRED

book Two .... COMPASSION

book three .... ATTESTED

book four .... COMPATERNITY

book five ....  UNTITLED


THE CHAMELEORDS

prequel ...  ON TARGET

book one ...  A SHOT IN THE DARK

book two .... BEST GUESS

book three ... UNTITLED


THE FALLEN KNIGHTS OF ACRE

8 book series TBA.


SINGLE TITLES


REDEMPTION

ONCE UPON A KNIGHT

STARLOST


SERIAL


THE PROTECTED ONE (pending)


SHORT SHORTS

After Moon Delight

Bird In Vein


Quick Bytes (anthology)