Author has written 2 stories for Ashes to Ashes.
I lived in London during the 1980s, so Ashes' London is the one I remember. The world of fanfic was a revelation when I fell across it in April 2008, but since I started writing these stories for a giggle, the support, encouragement, inspiration and help I've had is better than an MA in creative writing. A little nest of awards from TRA is a wonderful testament to the value of that ff.net 'MA'. I'm intensely grateful for that boost to my confidence and writing skills.
It wouldn't have happened without the kindness and encouragement of the early reviewers – I was very nervous about posting the first story and almost as nervous about every story thereafter. You reviewers have no idea what a difference you make...
Huge thanks to my beta readers and expert witnesses for advice, arse-kicking, encouragement, skill, constructive criticism, expertise and gargantuan amounts of time – with a special bow to Wombledon for duty above and beyond...
Thanks to everyone who reads, and especially to everyone who comments. Reviews are our only reward for writing stories on ff.net, and are hugely appreciated. I'll confess to being a review junkie and being ridiculously chuffed by every good review.
However... I love writing for these kind of characters and in this period of British history. (NB it's not history to me, it's yesterday...) So would you be interested in short stories and novels in the same style as the fics here, but original characters in original stories, sold on the big river (the one beginning with A) online bookstore, for instance? If so I'd be really interested to hear what you think, so do please send me a private message (PM). [Of course there's nothing to stop you casting whoever you like in the roles...]
NB Just in case Ashes Voyeur reads this - I couldn't find a way to respond to your wonderful review - couldn't even find the review on here. It came via email, but there was no way to reply. So thank you for your kind, kind words - made my month!