I’ve always been an escapist by nature. It started with immersing myself in a good book. You know, the kind that are so convincing you believe you’ve traveled to another time and place. As a child, I would make up stories in my head based on the characters in books I’d read, other scenarios, other characters, as a means of avoiding a return to everyday life. I suppose that’s why I’ve gravitated toward historical settings. The lives of those characters was so different from our own—often dangerous and gritty, yes, but also fascinating. Eventually this penchant for tuning out the mundane translated itself into writing my own stories.
Feel free to kick back, browse about and, above all, escape for a while.
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”–Lloyd Alexander
In 2015, Ashlyn plans to attend:
- RT Booklovers Convention (May 12-17), Dallas, TX. I will be signing at the Giant Book Fair Saturday, May 16, 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, Reunion Boulevard, Dallas.
- Romance Writers of America® 35th Annual Conference (July 22-25), New York City, NY.
In 2016 you can find me at the Historical Romance Retreat. From September 22-26, 2016, step back in time with your favorite authors in a magical historical hotel setting. Balls, teas, gowns, and books. See you in Spokane, Washington!
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WHAT A LADY DEMANDS is up for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award!
My next series, which revolves around three former school friends and a secret from the war years, will be out starting August 12, 2014 with What a Lady Craves. Two other books will follow later this fall. Here’s the yummy cover of the first book.
And the second one:
And now I have a lovely matched set:
A huge thank-you to John at Atomic Cherry Design Studio for my gorgeous new website!