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About Ashleigh Gauch
Ashleigh Gauch is a Haida author living just south of her hometown of Seattle, Washington. She went to college for nutrition but found her passions lay not in science, but in the genesis of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
Her aquatic friend Odin and feline companion Luna love to watch her work!
Titles By Ashleigh Gauch
Straight from the minds of 20 UnCommon Authors come tales of tragedy, triumph, and bittersweet gratitude. You'll find augmented realities and mental persuasion that force you to question everything. Stories of military suspense, psychological horror, dream walkers, and psychic mediums await their turn to crawl into your head.
Annalise Silva is a teenager with aspirations of escaping her abusive home life by becoming mayor of her small Washington town. Driven by prophetic dreams, she and her friends are drawn to the Hollow, where a mysterious creature offers them their deepest desires in exchange for their ability to feel fear.
Elizabeth Bathory is a young noblewoman who longs for a place in history, but in 1500's Hungarian culture she's relegated to a footnote in her husband's story. Determined to forge her own destiny, she accepts the creature's whispered promise of fame and legacy in exchange for her inhibitions. She didn't know she'd be branded as the most prolific female serial killer in history.
With lives running in reverse and time running out, will their attempts to stop each other’s descent into madness succeed—before the creature destroys the world?
For lovers of China Mieville's Perdido Street Station and Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Triology.
"Have you danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Things asked for under the cover of darkness may not come to life as you expect. In this gripping story spanning hundreds of years, Ashleigh Gauch has woven a tale of deceit, desire, fear, and madness."—Richard Thomas, author of Thriller-nominee Breaker
Life has it out for Dasha Berenzety. As if dealing with the three other voices in her head and her parent's divorce wasn't enough, strange shadows and old memories followed her from California to her new home in Washington.
At first she thinks she's made friends with mayor's daughter and "queen of the school" Alice and her two drones, but things quickly take a turn for the worst. Humiliated and enraged, she runs for student council president in the hopes she can end Alice's rule and improve the quality of life for her fellow students. And, possibly, catch the eye of the cute girl in fifth period.
When a new voice shows up with promises of everything in her wildest dreams as a trade for her fears, she's skeptical but goes along with it.
Sometimes terror is your only protection.
stories, poems, and visual art retelling legends, myths, and fairy tales as science fiction.
With contributions from:
Monica Rose Song
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Kelly A. Harmon
Michael Harris Cohen
Virginia Frances Sterret
Eddie D. Moore
Richard King Perkins II
María Castro Domínguez
Patrick S. Baker