Hello, my name is Ashley and I'm a writer and artist.*

I believe we learn about ourselves by consuming art.

If you agree, you may enjoy my first book, The Laws of Nature, which you can check out below; or scroll down to JOIN my mailing list to receive a FREE exclusive novella!

Praise for The Laws of Nature

"... Had me guessing through the entire thing."

“This is how horror stories should be. Some have psychological elements, and some are more straightforward. Each story is unique from anything else I've ever read and some are, frankly, quite disturbing.”

Melanie Marsh, Fang-Freaken-Tastic Reviews
Grady Harp, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

"Ashley Franz Holzmann is a new force of nature..."

"Ashley writes with sting. In what appears to [be] his literary debut he presents us with a collection of stories that are far more terrifying then the colleagues in the genre."

"... [Found] myself unable to stop."

“... When they strike correctly they sent shivers down my spine, especially in the case of Hush and Putting Down Your Love, the former I just did not expect and so blew my mind a bit, he was able to bring tears of shock to my eyes in just nine innocent words...”

Daniel Simmonds, The Rotting Zombie
Greg, 2 Book Lovers Reviews

"... Cerebral horror..."

"It's great to see new, talented authors venturing into the publishing world, who are willing to push the limits and try something different. If you enjoy short horror stories, then The Laws of Nature would be perfect for you."

"... Emotional, confronting, and honest in its insight..."

“If you're a hardcore horror fan or someone just tentatively dipping their toe in to test the waters, The Laws of Nature is definitely for you. There is something here to thrill or chill absolutely everyone, and that very human accessibility of the writing and the themes is one of the book's greatest strengths.”

UK Amazon Customer

Discover for yourself why this horror anthology has an average of 4.8 stars on Amazon

This collection of short stories is sure to provide you with equal parts terror, anxiety, nostalgia, and depravity as you explore a universe that is both horrific and, at points, familiar. These stories pull on your heartstrings and draw you into a world that will force you to acknowledge your fears, allow you to cuddle with them, and ultimately leave you feeling more human afterwards.

Would you like a FREE sneak peak?

The first story of The Laws of Nature was narrated and featured on The Nosleep Podcast and has been posted to YouTube by the excellent team at Chilling Tales for Dark Nights. Beware. This story may disturb you.

If you enjoyed The Stump, there is a Part II, III, IV, and V that will all be sent to you for FREE if you sign up for my mailing list below. Together they form a complete novella! Parts II, III, IV, and V will never be published anywhere else besides the mailing list. They are exclusively for the fans!

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The Laws of Nature audiobook was narrated by the YouTube and horror community famous MrCreepyPasta!

About the Author

My name is Ashley. I write because I want to understand the human experience. What makes us tick, and why we do the things we do.

I write stories about tragedy, anxiety and horror, poetry about loss and longing, and I take photos of the wonderful things that inspire me. If I create a single honest piece of art in my life, I will consider myself a success. Sometimes I just want to make jokes about cans of spam, though. So there's also that.

* Yes, I'm the guy in the photos.

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