KT Ashely is an American Southern short story author & novelist whose genre is Historical Fiction with Mystery, Thriller & Dystopian sub-genres.
A native of Louisiana he now lives in Southern Mississippi with his wife who is an O&M teacher of the blind, his “squirrel dawg” Koko (Taylor), and a useless black and tan hound named Murphy who only stirs for groceries and the occasional stray lapin. KT is an avid naturalist, kayak fisherman, cultural anthropologist, and Delta Blues fan.
Much of the author’s writing is influenced by historical events from contemporary to ancient. The human condition and it’s affects on society are often the theme. His well researched work can be uninhibited and mature in subject matter but is always written with purpose. Plot lines involving prejudices, indifference, wealth disparities, and military service are common.
Published books include The Pool a novella, a prequel novelette Murder In Hot Coffee, a book of short stories titled Strayed and Other Stories of Life on Edge, and Odette’s Tears which is a part of the series Scary Stories from the Bayou (a collection of horrific, adult ghostly tales). Works in the making include the novels Onionhead, Ghosts of the Leaf River, and its aforementioned companion book of short stories to the Spacek and Toussaint mystery series Scary Stories from the Bayou—an adult read of Southern ghost tales.