I am Ashley Lloyd Smith and I used to direct theatre. Then I couldn't find any plays I wanted to direct. So I wrote plays. But actors were unreliable so I acted and did one man shows. This is a pain. Very difficult. So on Valentines Day 2013 I had an idea for a novel which starts with a man killing his wife and since then it's all gone very well. I also write children's stories. Tons and tons of children's stories.