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 2014, Ashlyn plans to attend:
- Spring Fling (April 25-26): I will be giving a workshop called Write Tight and participating in the book signing on Saturday morning. Chicago Marriott Northwest, Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
- RT Booklovers Convention (May 14-18), New Orleans, LA. I will be signing at the Giant Book Fair Saturday, May 17, 11:00AM-2:00PM in the Grand Ballroom, New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St.
- Romance Writers of America® 34rd Annual Conference (July 23-26), San Antonio, TX. I will be signing at the Readers for Life Literacy Autographing, Wednesday, July 23, 5:30PM-7:30PM, 3rd floor ballroom, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, 101 Bowie St.
The Latest On-dit
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.
I have a very pretty cover for the French translation of A Most Scandalous Proposal!
A huge thank-you to John at Atomic Cherry Design Studio for my gorgeous new website!