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Participate in Ashley’s journey writing and publishing as an adult.

Author Ashley Crookham, photo by Brandon Shane Warren
photo by Brandon Shane Warren

Some of Ashley’s favorite experiences in life have been reading books. Others were inspired by reading books. As a wordsmith and novelist, she creates experiences for her readers.


Her newest short story, “Keep it Straightforward, Simpleton” came out in 2023 and is a prequel to her new series.

Her debut book Virtue Chasm came out in 2020.

Her short story “Elaty Riaf” was published in the 2016 Fairy Tale Anthology. Her short story “Born to Stub” was published in the 2015 Western Maryland Anthology.

Ashley grew up in Southern Maryland, studied in Baltimore, and had a stint in the Western part of the state. She spent half a year in New Zealand chasing hobbits. Foxes led her to Rita Mae Brown in rural Virginia. She owned too many acres in Pennsylvania then put them to use with her own hunger games. She pretended to be a Hoosier in Indiana, but was found out. So, she gathered her Vonnegut memorabilia and landed in North Carolina where she avoids alligators. Her life is currently like the backstory of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Her collection of library cards is precious to her.