I was nominated for the Sunflower Award by Shantelle of A Writer’s Heart. I let you in on 11 facts about myself, and answer 11 questions from Shantelle. You ready? Here we go … I’ll try to make the answers short and sweet!
Facts About Ashlee
1.) I am the oldest of two.
2.) The doctors told me my son would die before he was born. God had other plans! My little bug is now 7 … healthy, smart and, quite possibly, a genius 😉
3.) I have been married 11 years to a “blind date” my best friend set me up with.
4.) Soccer is my favorite sport (only because my husband informs me that ballet is NOT a sport …).
5.) I love creating crochet patterns, and have an Etsy shop where I sell them.
6.) I am a home-school graduate.
7.) One side of my family came from France just 3 generations ago. On the other side of my family is an ancestor who was a Native American Princess. So, yeah … I’m royal 😀
8.) The first full book I wrote was called The Moon’s Test (also a fairy tale … whadya-know?!), when I was about 12 years old. I proudly hand-wrote it and stapled the pages together in “book” form to offer to my charmingly doting parents, who promptly pronounced it a classic.
9.) I am quite nervous of flying, therefore often wonder how I am to visit all the places I long to, since my husband stubbornly refuses to voyage across the Atlantic in a ship …
10.) That being said … I have flown a plane before. Not just flown in a plane … flown a plane! But I was 16, and as you know, teenagers fear nothing 😉
11.) I have a weakness (big weakness!) for British comedy.
Shantelle’s Questions and My Answers
1.) What is your favorite book?
Cruel, cruel question! As Danielle from Ever After says, “I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.”
2.) What is your favorite book genre?
Fantasy is top, of course. But I have a definite weakness for historical fiction (especially anywhere in the 1100’s-1500’s England), and cozy mysteries.
3.) Do you prefer winter or summer?
Fall … (is that cheating?)
4.) Who is your favorite historical figure and why?
I admire many historical figures. One of my favorites is Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lived such an amazingly bold life!
5.) A few movies you enjoy …?
Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version, please!), Little Dorritt, I Capture the Castle, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter.
6.) Do you like cake or pie better?
Pie!! My grandma’s gooseberry is the best! But I’ll take any kind 🙂
7.) How would you rather read, with Kindle or paperback?
Paperback. Absolutely no competition.
8.) Who are two of your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis and Juliet Marillier (an apologist and a druid … how’s that for an unlikely combination?)
9.) If you could live in any time period (past, present, future) what would you choose?
I’ve always loved the idea of living in the days of Henry II (also around the time the Arthurian legend began). Days of knights and towers and chivalry …
10.) Which do you like best, bright colors or pastels?
Pastels. My 7-year-old is constantly nagging me to paint our house interior in more “fun” colors.
11.) Are you more of a casual type, or do you like to dress up?
There are times I like to dress up … but they don’t come very often 🙂 For the most part, I stay very casual.
Ta-da! Now you know me a bit better … perhaps more than you ever wished to! Feel free to list your own 11 facts in the comments below … I’d love to see them!!