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Amanda Ashby

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Amanda Ashby was born in Australia but now lives in New Zealand where she writes romance, young adult and middle grade books. She also works in a library, owns far too many vintage tablecloths and likes to delight her family by constantly rearranging the furniture.

She has a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Queensland and is married with two children. Her debut book was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award, and her first young adult book was listed by the New York Public Libraryʼs Stuff for the Teen Age. Because she’s mysterious she also writes middle grade books under the name, Catherine Holt and hopes that all this writing won’t interfere with her Netflix schedule.

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Amanda Ashby Hi Astoria, once upon a time I had planned to do a second book and I even wrote a first chapter and lots of notes, but then my writing took a…moreHi Astoria, once upon a time I had planned to do a second book and I even wrote a first chapter and lots of notes, but then my writing took a different direction and I never went back to it. So, for now the answer is probably not, but you've reminded me to go and see if I can find those old notes and chapter and perhaps put them up on my website!(less)
Amanda Ashby I wish I had a smart, sassy answer for this one, but as someone who almost stopped writing because I was so blocked, this question really hits home.…moreI wish I had a smart, sassy answer for this one, but as someone who almost stopped writing because I was so blocked, this question really hits home. The only way I could get past it was to start meditating and practicing a lot more gratitude. Even then it was a long journey, but I definitely feel like I'm heading in the right direction!(less)
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Midnight Reynolds coverAfter writing five romance novels, it’s been nice to go back to rather silly roots with my next middle grade book. It’s written under my alter ego, Catherine Holt. But don’t worry, Catherine is just as ridiculous as Amanda is (especially when presented with the opportunity to write bad ghost jokes).


 


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“Crap. If he could get turned on just being a fake boyfriend, no wonder he’d never tried to date her. I wouldn’t stand a chance.”
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“Right,” he said then shook his head. “Hell, Cat. I’m messing this up. The other night when you asked me what my type was… I lied. I know exactly what my type is. You.”
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“After he’d left Cat the other day, all he’d wanted to do was hunt down Bennet and smash his face in, making him pay for leaving the sweetest girl in the world heartbroken and humiliated.”
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