Chase has been a registered nurse for 20 years. During those years, she
wrote articles for professional journals and a thesis, but eventually,
thank goodness, discovered the joy and freedom of writing fiction.
Ashlyn considers herself lucky. Her degree in behavioral sciences
is a combination of psychology and sociology, so she has worked with and
studied people most of her life. She never has to write out exhaustive
character sketches to understand her characters or predict how they will
behave. That doesn't mean they don't surprise her. Sometimes
they take her on grand unexpected journeys. For her, it gives "character
driven novels" a whole new meaning.
Ashlyn has learned to go with the flow. To enjoy the journey is not only one of her writing goals, but also a challenge in life so she tries to follow where the story takes her. As such, she has lived in 17 different places over the
years. At last, she's all settled down and comfy in New England.
Is there a grand design or do we decide our own fates? Perhaps
if the powers-that-be have a plot, then they also give us the right to
revise it. Ashlyn has certainly made detours on her path, but she
thinks she's better for it. She's having fun at any rate and hopes
that if she enjoys the journey, so will those around her—including