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 2013, Ashlyn plans to attend:
- Book signing (March 3): I will be holding a signing at The Book Revue 313 New York Avenue, Huntington NY 11743 • Tel: (631) 271-1442. The event starts at 4 PM. Please see the bookstore’s website for directions and parking options.
- Lady Jane’s Salon (March 4): For those of you in the NYC area, I will be participating in the monthly reading Monday, March 4 from 7-9 PM at Madame X, 94 Houston Street, New York, NY 10012, 212.539.0808. Admission $5 (proceeds benefit Women In Need) or one gently used romance novel.
- RT Booklovers Convention (May 1-5), Kansas City, MO. The Giant Book Fair held Saturday, May 4 from 11AM to 2PM on the mezzanine level of the conference hotel is open to the public.
- Romance Writers of America® 33rd Annual Conference (July 17-20), Atlanta, GA. The Readers for Life Literacy Autograph signing on Wednesday, July 17 from 5-8 PM at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is open to the public.
The Latest On-dit
A Most Scandalous Proposal will be available as an audio-book on June 3, 2013
|My Regency lady from the A Most Scandalous Proposal cover has a friend.|
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