Ashley Hearn is a Young Adult author and an Associate YA Editor at Page Street Publishing.

Prior to Page Street, she worked as a producer for the Badger Sports Report, the football and basketball coach’s television show for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she was an assistant editor at Entangled publishing. She is an addictive coffee drinker, a Gilmore Girls fanatic, and a proud Gryffindor. When she ferrets away enough gas money, she can be found scouring the Georgia and South Carolina Sea Islands for ruined plantations, folk magic, and a fresh story.

The Longer Version:

Ashley grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s the oldest of three siblings, and even though she’s from Atlanta, her family is a bunch of cheeseheads—Go Pack Go!

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Communication Arts: TV, Radio, and Film. At Wisconsin, she hosted a sports talk radio show called the Sunday Huddle. The Badgers never missed a Rose Bowl while she was a student (they never won one either). But she did cover three Big Ten Championship Games and two Final Fours.

Ashley loves craft beer, creepy things, colonial architecture, everything about the fall, saltwater and brine, road trips, Harry Potter, and being a part of the writing community. She’s also an addictive coffee drinker, a Gilmore Girls fanatic, and a huge fan of movies. Some of her favorites include: The Empire Strikes Back, Godfather I, Princess Mononoke, and Beauty and the Beast.

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