Ash Hartwell was born in Maine in the USA but grew up in England where he still lives with his Wife, Nicki. They have four grown up children and live in Northamptonshire where they breed ragdoll cats. Ash has written over fifty short stories for anthologies including Dark Divinations, Full Moon Slaughter, Rejected for content 3, The Black Room Manuscript 3 and Monsters v Zombies to name a few. In 2015 JEA published a collection of Ash’s short stories while in 2017, Stitched Smile Publications published his debut novel, Tip of the Iceberg. Winning Critters. org’s Horror Novel of The Year it also attracted attention from both the Horror Writers Association and the British Fantasy Society. A Cursed Bloodline is Ash’s second novel. Ash has begun to write his third novel and hopes to complete his master’s degree in creative Writing during 2021.