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Five of Knights

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My Story

I knew from a young age that writing was my calling. I have always turned to fictional characters to describe concepts or emotions that I have trouble facing in the mirror or discussing with others.

As the first in my immediate family to come out as gay (and FtM transgender) I grew up with a lot of confusion. I didn't know the words for what I experienced, nor did I understand exactly how I was different, only that I was.

I spent years telling myself stories in my head to explain the things I didn't understand, and over time, they developed a life of their own.

It's extremely important to me to represent a diverse range of characters in my work. In doing so, I hope others can discover aspects of themselves that they weren't aware of, or didn't have words for.

I believe that true growth is rooted in ones' understanding of themselves. Until we see our reflection clearly, we cannot begin to improve upon it.

Meet the Crew
Ashleen Gallagher

 Ashleen Gallagher 

Pronouns: She/Her
Age: 22
Orientation: Bi
Myers-Briggs: INFP
Zodiac: Virgo
Born: 1995 - Pig
 
 
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In the Press

I chose a five star rating because this is the most realistic book I have ever read. The emotions and relationships between characters are the most honest depiction imaginable. I found myself so immersed in the main character's experiences that I felt them as my own. The imagery was very natural, I could easily see what was happening while reading the book! The modern setting combined with a new, very creative theology that's intertwined with society makes for a plot never before seen. Its so refreshing, and unique to a genre that is hard to be unique in. I am already needing the next book!! I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in exciting fiction, lgbtq+, romance, action, and great plot twists. Would read more than once for sure!

KATE J.

Amazon Review

 
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