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ASD Publishing Expands with Washington State Poet

ASD Publishing welcomes writer Travis Laurence Naught to their publishing family with his debut book THE VIRGIN JOURNALS.

Cheney, WA, December 11, 2011 --( ASD Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of writer Travis Laurence Naught of Cheney, Washington for publication of his book THE VIRGIN JOURNALS due out in spring 2012. A collection of poetry and prose, THE VIRGIN JOURNALS chronicles the life of the 28 year old writer who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy as an infant and has viewed life from the seat of his wheelchair.

“I am more than excited to add Travis to the ASD family,” says ASD President Greg Goldston. “He contacted us this past summer and after reading the rawness and truth in his writing, I was instantly blown away. Readers will be amazed by the sheer tenacity and emotion he conveys in his work - sometimes in only two simple lines. I see Travis being a new voice to be reckoned with in the poetry world.”

Naught is a poetry author who hopes to make readers look at the world and themselves in a new way. At age 28, he has never taken a free step, but that has not stopped his mind from making its own travels, wandering, and putting those thoughts on the page. While his writing shares of his frustrations from everything from being a quadriplegic to his status as a virgin who has only been kissed twice, he expects readers to forget he has a physical disability and instead view the world through a new lens: a unique one created by his writing voice. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and attended graduate classes in Sports Psychology at Eastern Washington University where he spent 10 years working with the men’s basketball team. In 2011, Naught received second place finishes in the 49 Alaska Writing Center "Ode to a Dead Salmon" Contest and the Raven's Brew Coffee poetry Contest. He reads weekly at the BE and Broken open microphone nights in Spokane, Washington.

Naught started writing poetry and prose as a personal venture. Now he is prepared to share his thoughts on life, love, and the world with readers in the spring when THE VIRGIN JOURNALS become available.

About ASD Publishing

ASD Publishing is an independent book publisher based in New Jersey specializing in thought-provoking literary fiction, memoir, self-help non-fiction, and written word that champions personal growth.

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