Friday, 8 April 2011

Welcome from Ashley Sanders

Hi everyone,

I’d like to formally introduce myself to all my fellow readers, writers and producers of creative work out there.

My name is Ashley Sanders, and I currently reside in Adelaide, South Australia where I was born and raised. I have a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences and have worked as a Paramedic for three years. I have always had a creative spirit and my imagination takes me on journeys so captivating I write them down in order to share my stories with the world.

This is my first blog post as a (nearly) published author. My debut novel Facing Demons is set to be released in September. You can check out more details on my personal website and I’ll be keeping you updated on this blog.

My idea for this blog initially was just to connect with a broader audience and other professionals in the industry, along with using my Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads accounts for the same purpose. However, I’ve decided that I can provide you with much more!

I will initially discuss my epic journey to self-publish my first book, sure to be a best-seller, including all the ins and outs of writing, editing, producing, and marketing it. Along the way I will also talk about all the great (and not so great) websites I have come across whilst working hard to produce the best novel I can with a young adult readership in mind.

Amongst it all I shall also blog about other creative pieces of art and literature I come across. As an author, I know how scary it can be to put your work out to the critical senses of the general public and professional groups. Therefore I will find work (books, artwork, indie films) worth talking about and spread it through the community I am only just beginning to enter but already thriving in.

I plan for this to be another fun and creative adventure, with some learning along the way, and hopefully I can adequately share my discoveries in a way that will help other aspiring and emerging writers.

Best wishes,


P.S. Below I’ve posted a few details about Facing Demons as I know some of you are finding it difficult to access the flash site (on iPhones etc.)

TITLE: Facing Demons
AUTHOR: Ashley Sanders
CATEGORY: Fiction (young adult)
ISBN:    978-1-4269-4801-5 (paperback)
           978-1-4269-5170-1 (hardcover)
PUBLISHER:  Trafford
PUBLICATION DATE:  September 2011
PAGES:  200
RRP (USD):  $19.95 (paperback)
                  $29.95 (hardcover)
                  $12.95 (eBook)


Emotive, confronting and dramatic, Facing Demons, a novel by Ashley Sanders will have you hooked from page one and take you on an adventure while unconvering many issues adolescents often struggle to deal with.

Facing Demons follows the incredible journeys of four young individuals as they tackle their many and diverse problems whilst at the Anchor Beach Rehabilitation Clinic. The facilitator, Blake Solomon has succeeded in his own battle with cancer and feels obliged to pass on this second chance to those less fortunate.

The first person views of each of the four main characters - Felicity, Jason, Matthew and Rebecca - gives vital insight into their developing minds and conflicting ideals. One by one they are each able to tell their heart-wrenching stories of lives tainted by drugs, alcohol, self-harm, abuse, gangs, child prostitution and homelessness. Reaching beyond the depths of despair, where all hope seems lost, the four teenagers find ways to face their demons.


Facing Demons will be available online at any major book retailer.

For commercial orders please contact the publisher, Trafford Publishing for bulk discounts or free review copies.
Toll-free: 1 888 232 4444 (USA & Canada)
Phone: 250 383 6864
Fax: 812 355 4082

Don't forget to keep those brick and mortar bookstores alive and ask for a copy at your local shop.

Please feel free to contact the author Ashley Sanders by emailing to for more information.

Available in hardcover, paperback and e-Book versions.

Thank you all for reading and have a wonderful day!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! Congrats on the book :)

  2. Thanks Nicole! I look forward to following your blogs too :)