Ashley's first romance novel was Cooper's Last Stand, an awardnominated Harlequin Temptation. She's also the author of For Better or for Worse and Mr. Lucky, a New Concepts Publishing category duet, as well as The Man Who Came in from the Cold and The Substitute Daddy, two more NCP romances. She's proud to announce that Jake and the Great Imposter and Love Is Blind are her first books by Hardshell. Ashley loves happy endings and a strong hero with a soft heart. And a great sense of humor doesn't hurt. In addition to writing fiction, Ashley reviewed film and theater for many years for public radio and television and the Illinois Times. An incurable soap-opera fan, she's also written for Soap Opera Weekly and she does PR work for FOVI, All My Children's official fan organization for Vincent Irizarry (David). Ashley has a master's in communication (with a thesis on General Hospital) and English, and she's an adjunct, English instructor at a community college. Married, with one daughter in college, Ashley's a passionate animal lover. She showed and bred champion soft-coated wheaten terriers for years and years. She's currently dogless, living with two quirky cats who keep her young.