I am a freelance writer in Murphysboro, IL. In fiction, I love to write modern fiction with a fantasy twist. Most of my freelance work these days consists of ghostwriting.  I’ve worked in numerous genres, including westerns, romance, women’s fiction, cozy mysteries, and memoirs.
When I was five years old, I wrote a story about the Easter Bunny painting eggs. I remember very clearly that I wrote it on one of those mini legal pads, and it was only about half a page long. My mom (who just so happens to be a writer herself) read it and told me how wonderful it was. It was that very moment, in a suburban basement in Aurora, Colorado, that I decided to be a writer.



72 responses to “About

  1. Hello, thank you for following my blog, I am always grateful when someone follows me even more so when some one of talent does so. I , like you have a passion for writing, children’s adults and anyone who will read. I am amazed by your wide range of talent! Be well be happy …oh! yes be careful with those power tools!! 😉

  2. It’s so very nice to meet you! I see I have a lot of catching up to do LOL I’ll be reading you….

  3. Hi, we just wanted to stop by and say thank you for following our blog/website. We echo what willowdot21 said. It is always nice to get a follow from someone who has talent…in your case a working writer. We are both people who have worked in variety of fields/careers but have dreams of doing what we love for a living…we both look forward to reading you blog.

    – Anthony Cortez aka: Dr. Mortimer Schnub/site author and Michelle Cortez aka: site editor/webmaster/sometimes artist/all the time wife.

  4. Love this. You have such a wonderful clear, bright voice. Thought I’d pop over from my blog (and avoid making dinner) in order to see who was throwing down tube tops in the comment section. Cheers!

  5. Thanks for the follow. I’m sure going to ‘check your blog out’ too!

  6. Thanks for the follow. You are the first blog I’ve read this morning and it’s been nice and refreshing.

  7. Thanks for dropping by and liking a post on geokult-travel.com. Your blog looks really interesting so am following.

  8. As a native of the mean streets of Aurora, CO, I thank you for your writing and your follow. I’m looking forward to your future posts!

  9. Hi Ashley,
    Thanks for following me!
    Happy blogging!

  10. Thanks for stopping by, Ashley. Grew up in Indiana; please wave to the midwest for me – J.

  11. Thanks so much for following me Ashley. I hope you enjoy my posts and fiction. 🙂

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  13. Hi there Ashley,
    Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated, I look forward to seeing more from you,
    Have a great day 🙂

  14. Dear Ashley, thank you for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. I have a book of the same name, non fiction, underway and it struck me there might just be some value in us talking; say around the start of the New Year.

  15. Hello! So wonderful to meet you! Thank you so much for following my neurotic little blog. 🙂

    By the way, I love the name of your blog. I look forward to reading your posts.

    Congratulations on the book!! 🙂

  16. Thank you so much for the blog follow! I hope you enjoy what you read and look forward to exploring your blog.


  17. Hi Ashley: Thanks for following and support of Bookshelf dedicated to book lovers and writers like yourself. Cheers. Alex

  18. Nick Fox

    Thanks for following, Ashley. I’ll try to keep it interesting.

    Enjoying your posts. Keep up the good work.

    Best wishes,

    Nick Fox

  19. hi ashley – thanks for reading and following my words. i love the look of your blog and look forward to doing the same ) best, beth

  20. Hi Ashley, I wrote a one-act play about counting raindrops when I was about 12. My teacher liked it so much it became part of the school’s Christmas Pagent. I was so excited that I rewrote it to be about snowflakes!

  21. Thank you for the follow 🙂

  22. Hi, Ashley! Just dropping by to say thank you for the recent follow at my place. Much appreciated. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead. 🙂

  23. Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog and for the “Like” you left to my post! I hope you will come back again and enjoy my Art and Poetry I am an artist designer and I like to express my creativity in many different ways I design Jewelry Collections inspired by nature. My creativity extends to Photography, Digital Art, Watercolor painting, Illustration, Poetry and more. I look forward to read your blog I follow you now. Cheers Carolina

  24. Thank you so much for following my blog. I just can’t resist following a lady who can use power tools, and write! I look forward to reading lots more of your work.

  25. Just Plain Ol' Vic

    First of all, thank you for choosing to give my blog a follow. Hopefully you will find reasons to continue to read, comment and engage. That being said, after taking a look at your “about” I am interested to read more of what you post. I look forward to seeing more of your writing!

  26. Lovely to read about you. Thank you for stopping by my blog 😃

  27. Congratulations, Ashley!
    I have nominated your blog for the Real Neat Blog Award.
    More about this nomination is at

  28. HI

    Thank you so much for liking a post and following me. Look forward to getting to know you


  29. Hi Ashley, Thank you for following my blog..went through your posts and those are very informative. Now I am following you as well. Happy Writing. Anu

  30. I like this. For me, it was always about creating a world with a little more humor and levity than this one. An element of fantasy makes all the difference.

    PS, when I was a kid (I’m talking four or five) I swore I saw the Easter Bunny. I remember that he had a Neapolitan Ice Cream colored tail…I wonder if he paints his eggs in the same fashion.

  31. You were so fortunate to have that support.

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  33. Thank you for visiting my blog. It is amazing that you wrote a story at the age of 5. Did you begin to read short picture books at the age of 3?

  34. What a lovely memory about how you started your journey. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits.

  35. Hi Ashley–loving your site so far!

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