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 interned for 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 in a family of three kids whose adventures would make entertaining stories on their own. Even though she’s from Atlanta, her family is a bunch of cheeseheads—so naturally, sports have always been a big part of her life.

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, and in three years, she reported on and shot video for sports ranging from high school basketball to the NBA. The Badgers never missed a Rose Bowl while she was a student (they never won one either). But she did cover the first three Big Ten Championship Games, and since graduating, two Final Fours.

She began writing novels in college when research for papers morphed into characters and outlines. After graduating, she spent the summer traveling up the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina where her love for the Lowcounty was born.

Ashley is 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. If you want to follow her ramblings about sports, her writing process, or anything that tickles her fancy, she encourages you to follow her on Twitter.

Ashley’s writing is represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh and Otis.

She is also a proud Gryffindor (borderline Slytherin).

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