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Amanda Ashley
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Profession: Author

Profession Status: Well Established

Genre(s): Angels, Cowboy, Paranormal, Romance, Shape-Shifter, Vampire, Werewolves, Western

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Last Activity: 5 months ago


Amanda Ashley

United States

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About me

I never intended to be a published author. It just happened. One night, when my husband was at work and the kids were in bed and there was nothing on TV, I sat down and started writing a book of my own, simply for the fun of it. I knew nothing about writing or publishing, but that didn’t matter, since I never expected anyone else to read what I wrote. I wrote three stories and hid them under the bed.

One day, when talking to a couple of girlfriends, one of them mentioned she was writing a book, and I blurted out that I had written one, too. She asked to read it. I was horrified. I couldn’t imagine letting anyone else read what I’d written. However, after much wheedling on her part, I gave in and let her read my book. It was COMANCHE FLAME. She said it was very good, very visual, and that I should try to get it published. Encouraged by her praise, I let my best friend read it. She loved it and said it was just as good, if not better, than a lot of books we were buying. After considering their words, I decided to try and find a publisher.

Well, that was no easy task. As I said, I had no knowledge of the book business. My friend suggested I get a copy of Writer’s Market and look for book publishers, which I did. Thus began six years of sending out query letters, being asked for the manuscript, being rejected. Eventually, after 31 rejections, I sold a book. My first sale was the third book I had written and was called RECKLESS HEART. I’ve been writing ever since.

After 14 historicals, I wrote a short story called MASQUERADE, which was published by Topaz in a book called THE TOPAZ MAN PRESENTS SECRETS OF THE HEART. That book is now out of print, but Masquerade was republished in an anthology titled AFTER TWILIGHT. But I digress. I loved writing about vampires, loved my dark, dangerous, tormented hero! I was hooked…or bitten, if you will, and knew I had to do more, and so it was that Amanda Ashley was born.

One of the great things about being a published author is all the wonderful people I've met because of it, both authors and readers (online and off), that I never would have met otherwise. These wonderful people include both of my critique groups, and my amazing editor, Alicia Condon.


Novel Trailers

Aug 31, 2012 Desire the Night
Aug 31, 2012 Beneath a Midnight Moon
Aug 31, 2012 His Dark Embrace
Aug 31, 2012 Bound by Blood
Aug 31, 2012 Everlasting Desire
Aug 31, 2012 Reckless Heart
Aug 31, 2012 Night's Touch
Feb 10, 2014 Night's Promise
Feb 10, 2014 Night's Mistress
Feb 10, 2014 Night's Master

Work Experience


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