Christmas Stories for Kids

My review of Christmas Stories for Kids by Uncle Amon

Rating: 3 Stars

My children enjoyed the short stories in this amusing book. Some were sweet and some rather funny. The jokes at the end fell short for the most part, but overall, a fun read for the holiday season.


Little Elves

It’s rather late, I hear a sound
It gives me quite a fright
Little elves come have come around
Please clean my house tonight

I see you darting here and there
From the corner of my eye
I know I’m not supposed to stare
But even still, I try

I don’t mind you living here
Or visiting once or twice
Your presence gives me lots of cheer
I prefer you over mice

But if you want to sleep in my home
And nibble at my food
Maybe you could contribute some
Helping hands would be good

You could sweep the floors or beat the rug
Maybe take out the trash
Put dishes away without breaking a mug
It isn’t too much to ask

I hold magical creatures dear
If you want to stay, then come
But you have to earn your place here
Freeloaders are not welcome!

Copyright © 2017 Ashley Uzzell

Winter Warmers

UrbanHype101 featured Winter Wishes of the Heart!


Check out this lovely collection of short stories by Ashley Uzzell.

Winter Wishes of the HeartPresenting four short stories to curl up with for the holidays. 
Whether it is a teen discovering love, a boy enjoying a winter tradition with his brother, or a young man finding a friend in his time of need, these stories will melt your heart and keep you warm and fuzzy despite the cold.

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Winter Wishes of the Heart

Hello, everyone.

I have an exciting announcement for you! On November 30th, a new book of short stories is coming out from yours truly. Just in time for the holiday season, these sugary sweet tales will be a perfect new addition to your reading device. Here is the blurb for Winter Wishes of the Heart:

Presenting four short stories to curl up with for the holidays.
Whether it is a teen discovering love, a boy enjoying a winter tradition with his brother, or a young man finding a friend in his time of need, these stories will melt your heart and keep you warm and fuzzy despite the cold.

Pre-orders are up now. Only 99¢! Available here:


Books2Read which includes B&N, iBooks, Kobo, and others.

Be sure to add it to your Goodreads To Read list. Thanks for stopping in and have a great Thanksgiving!


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Ghostly Writes 2017

Hello fellow readers!

Halloween is almost upon us, and so I wanted to share some news about the release of a new scary anthology that I took part in. Last year, I had a short story in Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 presented by Plaisted Publishing House. This book is free and contains spooky tales from authors around the world. You can find it on Amazon here.

ghostly writes 2017 book cover

This year, we are back with more spine-tingling tales for the creepiest holiday of the year. Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017 is another collection that will leave you shivering in the night. I have contributed a poem this year called “The Crow Watches.”

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Plaisted Publishing does it again with a book that is already number fourteen in its category as of today. And that is just pre-orders, folks!

Here is the blurb:

ENTER IF YOU DARE. A new Ghostly Writes Anthology for 2017, gives you sixteen authors from around the world with ghostly stories and poems for you to read. Each short story will take you to a new place, be it the future, present or past.

Plaisted Publishing House is happy to present this book to you – our readers. Please note that all stories are written in the English of the country the Author resides in.

The Crow Watches

Here is a list, with links, of just a few of the authors who took part in this anthology.

Claire Plaisted – Amazon page, website

Adele Marie Park – website

Elizabeth Horton-Newton –  website

C. A. Keith – website

Mara Reitsma – Amazon

Lynn Mullican – Amazon

Kyrena Lynch – Facebook

Michael Lynes – Amazon

M.E. Hembroff – website

…and many others!

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So, without further ado, here are the links to pre-order your FREE copy of Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017, presented by Plaisted Publishing House.

Amazon, Kobo, Google Play

Here is a link for the promo video created by the talented Mara Reitsma: Youtube.

New Cover!

Hello, everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and announce that What Money Can’t Buy has a new cover! I was having issues with the paperback edition of the original cover, so I decided to create my own using an old photo I took and hours of digital tinkering.

Without further ado, here is the full paperback cover for the young adult romance What Money Can’t Buy:

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

Extra Life

Last year in October, at the age of twelve, my oldest daughter Kassidy was diagnosed with NHL, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Luckily, it was found early. After two tough rounds of chemo, she is now in remission. Kassidy was positive through it all, even making friends at the hospital. The nurses there loved her. Even when she lost her hair, she was upbeat and fun to be around. Now thirteen and back in school, she is doing well.


Kassidy is joining the Extra Life team this year. Extra Life is an annual charity event for gamers. Every year in November, people join together to play tabletop, console, phone, card, or any kind of game for 24 hours to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This charity raises millions of dollars each year for hospitals. This is my fourth year participating and I am proud to have two of my daughters joining my team.
Kassidy will be raising money for CHKD, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, the hospital that treated her while she had cancer. This is an amazing hospital with a wonderful staff. Top notch doctors and friendly, pleasant nurses made such a trying time for our family more bearable.


Please consider donating to Extra Life this year. ALL donations go to the hospital of the player’s choice. Any amount helps, even just a few dollars. Donating is safe and easy.
Visit Kassidy’s Extra Life page for more info:

Book Signing!

Hello, everyone. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that Kyra and I are having a book signing at our local library.

On Saturday, September 16th, from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Grifton Public Library in Grifton, NC, we will be celebrating the release of book two in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series by signing copies of both books.

book signing

Stop by to purchase your copies of Spunky and the Wizard’s Chair and Spunky and the Dolphin Palace, or bring your own copies to get our signatures and a personal note from the co-author and illustrator, Kyra Uzzell.

Hope to see you there!

The Summer Indie Book Awards are Here!

Hello, fellow book lovers. I’m excited to announce that it’s that time of year again. The Summer Indie Book Awards are here!

Every year, readers nominate their favorite indie books in a variety of categories and at the end of the summer, it’s voting time. Voting for the 2107 SIBA, hosted by Metamorph Publishing, starts tomorrow, September 1st and ends on September 11th. You can vote in each category once a day.

We are super stoked because three of our books have been nominated this year! In Romance is the quirky fantasy with a happily-ever-after everyone can love, Once Upon a Pastry. In Children’s is book two following our favorite feline on his magical journey, Spunky and the Dolphin Palace. In Short Story is the hilarious tale of grandmas that can still kick fang, Hunting Vampires with Grandma.

2017 SIBA nominees Ashley

Please stop by and vote for our books! While you are there, check out the other amazing indie authors whose books have been nominated this year. Vote for your favorites and discover some new-to-you authors.

For more information about the awards, and voting links, visit Metamorph Publishing’s website or find the awards on Facebook.

A Girl Can Do What She Wants to Do

I can stay out late
I can party all night
You can’t tell me what to do
That I’m wrong or right

Yes, I’m a girl
But that’s not your concern
Guys do what they want
And now it’s my turn

“Be more modest.”
“Worry what they think.”
Why should I care
If my reputation will sink?

You’re stuck in the past
With your old-school ideals
I won’t stay at home
As my life slowly congeals

I’m allowed to have fun
To do things my way
I can voice my opinion
I don’t care what you say

So look out world
I’m coming out of my shell
And if you don’t like it
You can go straight to Hell!

Copyright © 2017 Ashley Uzzell