Fairy Tale Gifts for All

I have been making lists and checking them twice, readying myself for both giving and receiving for Christmas this year (although giving is much more fun, as we all know!). I thought it would be amusing to look up gifts strictly in the fairy tale realm. I don't know many people whom I'd be able to [...]

Vanquished Release

I’m excited today to introduce you to a new Christian series for teens published by Pelican Book Group. A novel set in a world where sickness is rampant and medication is limited, Vanquished was written by author Katie Clark. The entire series is available in paperback at Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and will be [...]

Books Are Dangerous

Books can be bliss. Books can be a wonderful escape. Books can be deadly dangerous. I’m not sure about you, but I’m addicted to books. I know of many people who are afflicted by this madness as well. It’s not really curable, and I’ve never been quite clear on whether that’s because it’s impossible, or [...]

Interview with Fantasy Author Jeff Chapman

Today I'm visiting with author Jeff Chapman. I had the honor of recently reading Jeff's latest book, Last Request, a Victorian Gothic. (Click here to read my review of it!). Jeff has a unique style, and definitely knows how to create a story full of suspense and excitement! Hope you enjoy getting to know him [...]

Two Giveaways For THE WORD CHANGERS

  A short and sweet post letting you know that you've got TWO MORE opportunities to win a paperback copy of  The Word Changers! Christian Bookshelf Reviews is hosting a giveaway right now, which will end on Thursday (7/17). That's just three more days! Author Heather Day Gilbert also has a giveaway for my book on her blog, [...]

A Shipment of Books, An Amazon Bestseller, and Obliging Trees

EXCITING ARRIVAL First of all .... the shipment of books from my publisher arrived!! While I didn't swim in them, as I had previously threatened to do ... I was quite excited! My 7-year-old son, who is very nonchalant about my author status now, shuffled through a few of the books in the open box, then looked [...]

Begin and End with Faith

Everything I’ve done up to now has started with faith. The faith of my parents when I was only a little girl, handing them a scribbled story. The faith I’ve been taught God has in me as a soul of worth, as a creature who belongs to Him, and the endless love that accompanies that [...]

Falling Into the Book

In books, characters can stumble into other worlds in many different ways. Sometimes it’s as simple as walking through a door or crossing a bridge. Other times it’s as unexpected as the door of a musty old wardrobe, falling down a rabbit hole, or flying out your window toward the second star on the right, [...]

Interview with Shannon McDermott, Author of THE VALLEY OF DECISION

I am hosting authoress Shannon McDermott here today in an interview through Prism Book Tours. Shannon answers some questions about her new book, The Valley of Decision, her writing process, and a bit about what she does in her spare time! Thanks for joining us and hope you enjoy visiting with Shannon for a while! [...]

Summer Sunflower – A Bit About Me

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 [...]