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Ashley Townsend

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in San Diego, The United States




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Ashley is a young twenty-something author at Ink Smith Publishing and has been spinning tales since she discovered that her wild imagination could make a career. She is a native to bookstores, coffee shops, the beach, and San Diego, CA. She also has an unexplainable aversion to clowns and describes outlines as a “proverbial noose.” Check out the Rising Shadows trilogy everywhere books are sold: Rising Shadows, Chasing Shadows, & Defying Shadows. Become a fan on Goodreads and follow her quirkiness at
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Average rating: 4.31 · 72 ratings · 52 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Rising Shadows (Rising Shad...

4.21 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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4.30 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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4.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2016
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After rushing to get the final round of edits done–moving past burning eyes, late nights, coffee abuse, and a serious lack of social engagements–Defying Shadows (click here to add it on Goodreads) is officially ready to go to print. WEEE...

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“It’s true that life seems so more much exciting when you write it down as fantasy. But then again, there are some experiences in life that are simply too wondrous to be condensed into words. These are the things that must be felt in reality. The rest I will attempt to convey with the written word.”
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“I want to do something splendid…
Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead…
I think I shall write books.”
Louisa May Alcott

“Every man’s life is a fairytale written by God’s hand.”
Hans Christian Andersen

“The writer who possesses the creative gift of fantasy owns something of which he is not always master; something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself.”
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“But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.”
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“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”
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Ashley Townsend You can check out an excerpt to Rising Shadows below and my very first review! Only five more days.

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