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Ashley Earley

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August 08, 1996




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January 2013


Ashley Earley grew up in Georgia, where she spent most of her time running wild in the woods of her backyard, building forts to create her own fantasy worlds, obsessing over books and experimenting with her writing.

Today, she lives in Colorado with her dog and still spends her time devouring any book she can get her hands on, writing and working toward a B.A. in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She also enjoys snowboarding, exploring, annoying her dog, constantly eating chocolate, and sharing her writing adventures on her Instagram.

Her Thriller/Suspense short story, Chasing Hair of Gold, won first place in the 2016 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards.

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Ashley Earley Writer's block is difficult to shake.
If I'm just kind of stuck, I'll turn up my music really loud and sit at my computer, rereading what I just wrote…more
Writer's block is difficult to shake.
If I'm just kind of stuck, I'll turn up my music really loud and sit at my computer, rereading what I just wrote until I come up with a way to plow through.
If it's really bad writer's block, I'll walk away and think about it for a while until I come up with a way to get through it. Sadly, this takes days or weeks...(less)
Ashley Earley I'm just finishing up a few things for high school. The subjects I'm taking until 2016 are personal finance, American government, and British Literatu…moreI'm just finishing up a few things for high school. The subjects I'm taking until 2016 are personal finance, American government, and British Literature. (less)
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Starting a New Book

   Starting a new book can be intimidating.

 But don't let your own creation get you down.

 Last week, I finished the 3rd and final book in a trilogy I've been working on since the end of 2015. I didn't even want to finish the series, but I did, and I'm happy that I finished it. But the whole time I was working on it, another book idea was playing around in my head the whole time.

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Description: <i> Breathe, Taylor.</i> Taylor Clay's family isn't exactly perfect. They may look the part with the nice, big house and her dad's fancy job, but that's what's tearing them apart. That, and her dad's sudden recurring drinking problem. Though her family is close to falling apart, she never wished for something like this to happen. She never wished for her father to drive off a bridge. Especially not while they were on vacation; especially not when her and her mom were in the car with him at the time. <i>Breathe.</i> She's devastated after the fact. And it isn't helping that the papers are gossiping about how the pristine lawyer could have driven off the bridge on purpose. And just when she thinks nothing could possibly make things worse, she realizes she's left alone with no relatives to care for her. So she's alone. Her parents are dead. And she's stuck in the country her family was visiting for their vacation. She's alone in Paris. <i>Just breathe.</i> Then Nathan walks into the picture. Funny, snarky, persistent, and sometimes, just flat out rude, he annoys Taylor to no end. He won't leave her alone, but Taylor doesn't know whether or not she should push him away.
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“Depression is a funny thing. Some days you have the strength to get up out of bed and attempt to live your life as a normal human being, but others…you just don’t want to leave your room and socialize with the outside world—the world that you hate on days like this. You stay secluded in a tiny space, left alone to the thoughts that eat at your brain until you finally sit down and let them be thought.”
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My heart grips as the word crosses my mind. So many different feelings come with the word, not just loneliness. The word went beyond its definition. Loneliness has a deeper meaning to those who truly know what it means to be alone.”
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“The hours tick by as I lie in bed.
Memories keep surfacing, tormenting me into unbelievable sadness. I can't bring myself to move. I can't fight the memories that keep filling my thoughts. I stay curled in the fetal position as each memory plays out. I can't stop them from coming. I can't make them go away. Nothing can distract me. I can't block the memories, so they continue to come.”
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“Fall down again, Bella?'
No, Emmett, I punched a werewolf in the face.”
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“So what’s your story, Pidge? Are you a man-hater in general, or do you just hate me?”
“I think it’s just you,” I grumbled.
He laughed once, amused at my mood. “I can’t figure you out. You’re the first girl that’s ever been disgusted with me before sex. You don’t get all flustered when you talk to me, and you don’t try to get my attention.”
“It’s not a ploy. I just don’t like you.”
“You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t like me.”
My frown involuntarily smoothed and I sighed. “I didn’t say you’re a bad person. I just don’t like being a foregone conclusion for the sole reason of having a vagina.” I focused on the grains of salt on the table until I heard a choking noise from Travis’ direction.
His eyes widened and he quivered with howling laughter. “Oh my God! You’re killing me! That’s it. We have to be friends. I won’t take no for an answer.”
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Cristina | CristiinaReads Merry Christmas sweets! Wishing you the happiest of times with your loved ones and a Happy New year! xoxo


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Orient Thank you for the friendvite :)

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Ashley Earley I need help!!! I'm trying to decide on a name for my main guy character.

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Kelly Brigid ♡ Hi Ashley! Thanks for the friend request! :)

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Kira Hawke Hey there, Ashley - thanks for the friend request! I recognize you from twitter. It's always a pleasure to run into familuar faces :D

message 20: by Ashley (last edited Sep 13, 2015 10:26AM)

Ashley Earley Well guys, I'm almost finished editing my next book. I'm hoping to get it traditionally published, but don't worry, if it doesn't work out I will publish it myself. I'll be talking about the book more towards the end of the year, posting blog updates about it and such to get ya'll interested ;)

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Ashley Earley My co-blogger and I are talking about the books we're writing right now and helping each other out with lines and plots. It's awesome! #writerslife

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Ashley Earley I seriously need to finish Anne Frank and Hope so I can read FANGIRL!! UUUUUUGHHHHH!!

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Ashley Earley Anyone willing to review my book The Darkest Light ?

Ashley Earley

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Ashley Earley I've added a preview to my book, The Darkest Light! First 2 chapters :) Go check it out!

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Ashley Earley My novel, "The Darkest Light" is available on in paperback! The ebook version is on pre-order on Kindle and

Check it out!
-Ashley Earley

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Ashley Earley Hey guys!! So I've written a book that I'm about to self-pubish :) I just did a cover reveal on all my social media accounts and my blog, so go check it out! The link to my blog is in my BIO.

My upcoming YA novel is called, The Darkest Light

I don't have a set publication date for my book yet, but I'll let you all know when it's on pre-order!

-Ashley Earley

Ashley Earley Going to see IF I STAY tomorrow!!! AAAAAHHHH I'm so excited! :D I hope it's good!

Ashley Earley "I love books. I like that the moment I open one and sink into it you can escape from the world, into another story that's way more interesting than yours ever will be."

Ashley Earley AAAAAH!! IF I STAY trailer is out!!!! <3

Ashley Earley Have my girl, Nadia, helping me out with writing reviews on Infinite Book Reviews! Check it out!




Ashley Earley The Fault In Our Stars trailer is finally out!!

Ashley Earley Please check out my website!

Ashley Earley CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WALKING DISASTER IS RELEASED TOMORROW!!! Going to Wal-Mart first thing! :)

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