Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren’t used as much as she’d like. She has a Bachelor’s in English Writing and a Master’s in Library Science and Information Technology. When she’s not writing she’s either working out or pretending she’s Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she’s loved everything Fantasy–resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the ‘geek’ tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.
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from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into exile if he makes one more mistake.
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These are in no particular order. I tried to organize them, and well–no numerical order really fits. Just think of these things as things I love.
Writing (of course!)This is obvious. One of my all-time favorite things is writing. I’ve been a writer all my life. It is my identity. When I’m having a bad day, I just go hang out with some characters. They don’t always have bad days, but that’s why I write–to get to the good ones. 🙂
Books (Reading) – I’m being obvious again! This is part of my bookshelf. Sorry it’s messy. I tend to just stack stuff. But yes, reading, reading, reading. It’s for any day, all day, good and bad!
My Aladdin (a.k.a my boyfriend) – Yes, he is my prince charming. And when I say Prince Charming, I totally mean it. He leaves sweet notes, and tells me I’m awesome very day.
Pride and Prejudice – I know I said books earlier, but P&P has to have a category of its own. It is ridiculous how much I love this book, especially recently. I watch the 1995 and 2005 versions of P&P on a regular basis. Why do I love it so much? I guess in some form or fashion, we can all be Elizabeths (or Mr. Darcys). The pics below are from my own copy of P&P!
Tea & Tea Cups – I LOVE tea. I drink it a lot when I write. I mean one cup after the other. I stopped drinking coffee about two years ago, and well…replaced it. I also love tea cups. The one below is one I got from Windsor Castle!
Travel – I’ve been to Ireland, Peru, Italy, and London and France – in that order. I have always dreamed of traveling, and thankfully, I’ve gotten to do it! There are so many more places I want to go! In 2016, we are returning to London and France to explore more! We also would like to visit Greece!
Ireland – Dingle Peninsula Peru – Machu Picchu Rome – The Colosseum England – Tower Bridge France – Point Du Hoc
Connecting with people who love my books! The feeling I get when I talk or chill with readers is just awesome. I mean, it’s still a surreal feeling and I think it will always be, but I hope I can convey how grateful I am for every message, comment, and download of my book.
Cooking & Working Out – I know, I’m probably in the minority here. BUT, let me just say, while I don’t always love either of these things, I do them consistently and they always make me feel AMAZING about myself and about my day. Starting a day with a workout, and eating well throughout the day makes me have a better day, I’m convinced. Some of the things I cook are below!
Vegan Shepard’s Pie! Tofu Scramble with Hash browns! Delicata Squash Salad
- Music – I love to write with music, and certain sounds get me into a certain mind set so I can convey the feeling of what I’m writing better (or so I think). Here are some songs I’ve been listening to recently: