Ashley Portrait 3Ashley Hearn is a Young Adult author and an Associate YA Editor at Page Street Publishing. Prior to Page Street, she worked as an Editorial Assistant at Entangled Publishing and as a producer for the Badger Sports Report. When she steps away from her desk, she can be found sampling craft beer, armchair-quarterbacking for the Green Bay Packers, or haunting her local coffee shop.

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, and being a part of the writing community. She is also an unabashedly proud geek! Some of her favorite fandoms include: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Legend of Zelda, and Harry Potter. Go Gryffindor! Her favorite anime are Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Death Note, and Attack on Titan. And her favorite movies include The Empire Strikes Back, Godfather I, Princess Mononoke, and Beauty and the Beast.

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