I was born and bred in Southern England, and live in a fantasy world in the general area of the New Forest, Hampshire. I'm kind of middling: middle height, middle weight, and middle-aged. Over the years I've been owned by animals of various species, both domestic and agricultural. Many of my family have been journalists and writers; my younger daughter (Nicolle Shield) has started writing her own books, and her son is already showing promise in his wordcrafting. I'm somewhat of a recluse; I like to remain fairly anonymous as far as my writing is concerned; it helps me to keep my fantasy world and The Real World separate.
I'm one of the many New Forest Commoners - which means that some of the ponies grazing on the New Forest belong to me & my family.
When I read, I proofread! (I find it pretty much impossible not to.) I find most writers appreciate this as it helps them when they are editing and polishing; I apologise to those who don't find it helpful. If you've found my proofreader-type comments on a book (after the first chapter) it means I'm enjoying the book. I don't keep reading otherwise! It seems to me that we're here on Wattpad not only to read, but to help each other out. I find proofreading very easy, and it would seem mean not to help out. Professional proofreaders cost money; I come free!
"Mark Ash" is a pseudonym behind which I hide; it's actually a local place name.
- New Forest, Hampshire, UK
- JoinedSeptember 29, 2017