Marguerite Ashton

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I'm on Goodreads as an author and a reader. I love reading printed books, but enjoy using my Kindle for late night reading.

When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting, but soon realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.

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Moving on to 2021!

Running From 2020 Like…



Difficult times changes a person. It changed me.





2020 made me do a lot of overthinking. For once, I’m glad I did.














Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

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