Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ashley Terrell ~ an interview and her novel ~ The Black Sheep Shadow

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Ashley Terrell


Q: How would you describe yourself as a color? Think personality here. Are you a light and airy pastel person, or more of a deep, dark, sultry and mysterious color?
A:  Good question!! I would say I am more of a metallic color - like gold. It’s nice, it blinds well, but at the same time depending on the depth or light of gold, it can gain your attention by silently taking control. That is me - seen , but not heard.

Q: Tell me one thing about each of the four seasons you like. It can be anything.
A:        Winter = Soups
            Spring            = Flowers
            Summer = Legs
            Fall = NFL, beer and wings

Q: Did you like school when you were a child?
A:  Education and knowledge has always been my safe haven - it still is to this very day.

Q: Favorite color?
A: Gold. (laughs)

Q: Dress up or dress down?
A: Honestly, I have gotten comfortable with my tomboyisg style. I have always been more tomboyish, though I do like to dress up from time to time.


Q: When did you start writing and why?
A: I began writing when I was 19. I wanted to record my walk with getting to know God, so I thought it would be interesting to see how I would evolved.

Q: Where do you get your ideas?
A:  Life - it has a story for each day. I feel everything I go through has a reason. It is to help someone through their darkness.

Q: Which element of book writing is most difficult for you?
A:  Within the process of writing The Black Sheep Shadow, I think the most difficult element was the message. I wanted to be sure that the message was clear and informational. Emotionally, I wanted men and women know that every action and reason has an after effect.

Q: Describe your favorite hero? (This doesn’t have to be one of yours.)
A: Someone that rises to the occasion, though others assume failure is their new death. My favorite hero is one that understands that passion drives all talent. Defeat is a mere thought as long determination fueled with focus is the first priority. That hero is me.

Q: Generally speaking, is your work based on real life experience? If it's not would you want it to be?
A:  Yes, The Black Sheep Shadow was based on real life experiences. The experiences that captivates my readers are similar or ideal seasons, chapters and journeys we have endured or came close.

Book Description:

The city lights blind your amazement. The sound of the traffic challenges you to be alive. Families ask bystanders to make magic and capture the moment with photographs. Newly engaged couples seal their union by kissing under shooting stars while loving by crossing their hearts.

But if your heart was under arrest, wouldn't you want to embrace something to feel like others?

Go insider the world of one courageous sheep as she discovers that her heart was under attack by darkness. As she travels on a spiritual journey to understanding her purpose, overcoming the undertones of low confidence, self-acceptance, and the importance of inspiration, she rose against the odds with forgiveness and strengthening her faith.


Your past does not define your future.

In the dark, we do not have shadows.
In the light, we do.
Even me.
Even you.
Even sheep.

It is time out for hiding the scars and pain.
It is time out for disguising when we need help.
It is time to stand up and embrace yourself.
Regardless of violence.
Regardless of opinions.
Regardless of loneliness.
Regardless of beauty.

You are who you are.
Your future is what you want it to be.
You have a shadow. You have an identity.
Even black sheep have shadows.

God’s sheep are only black because society locks us in a room with the light off.
What’s going to make you determined 
to turn the light on?

Here is my story.


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