Dyrk Ashton

Dyrk Ashton

Dyrk Ashton is a Midwestern U.S. boy who spent some time in Hollywood. He teaches film, geeks out on movies and books, and writes about regular folks and their trouble with monsters. Author of The Paternus Trilogy, of which book one, Paternus: Rise of Gods, placed third out of 300 entries in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO 2016.

Ghost Electricity (Hawthorn House #1) 23, Sep

My first official SPFBO review! As a guest judge this year, and one of six, my task is to read and review five of Booknest's batch of thirty books (no ratings), and forward my pick of the lot as a semifinalist. If all of them are as good as the first one I've read, Ghost Electricity by Sean Cunningham, I've got my work cut out for me. This could be a tough decision. 

Hello everyone! First, a huge thank you to Booknest for letting me talk about my Kickstarter for hardbacks of Paternus: Rise of Gods, Book 1 of The Paternus Trilogy.

Yup, my very first Kickstarter is now live. I’m incredibly excited about it, but to be honest, super nervous as well. I have no idea how well it will do, but I do know that if it funds, I’ll be doing them for Books 2 and 3 as well, including a snazzy box for the set.

Speaking of Book 3, one of the rewards in the Kickstarter is early reader copies of Paternus: War of the Gods, the finale in the trilogy, with eARCs to be delivered a month before the May 19, 2020 release date.

That’s about all I have to say for now. Thank you for taking the time to read this!


All the very best,