Saturday, December 26, 2009

Romance Author Ashlyn Chase

Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an Almond Joy bar; a little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give her readers a scrumptious, satisfying, reading experience. 

She holds a degree in behavioral sciences, worked as a psychiatric RN for several years and spent a few more years working for the American Red Cross where she still volunteers as an instructor.  She credits her sense of humor to her former careers since comedy helped preserve whatever was left of her sanity.  She is a multi-published, award-winning author of humorous erotic romances.

Represented by the Nancy Yost agency in New York, NY, she lives in beautiful New Hampshire with her true-life hero husband and a spoiled brat cat.     

I was going through a horribly stressful situation when I made the decision to become a writer. Both of my parents were terminal at the same time. As an RN, I took care of them until they passed. The only thing that got me through was a series of romance novels. I wanted to offer that kind of healthy escape to others. I consider it an honor to be able to do so.

Now, I'm president of the New England chapter of RWA. I give workshops, help answer questions or critique a few chapters for newbies, and offer library talks or book signings for readers.

The best tip I can give new authors is, never give up. As soon as you finish book one and submit it, begin writing book two. When that one is finished and off to agents or editors, write your third. The early ones may not sell, but you'll get better with practice, and when you do sell a manuscript, your editor may ask to see your backlist--and you'll have one.

My next event is a Dec. 14th book release. Green Card is a contemporary Rubinesque erotic romance. (Warning: it contains a spanking scene and M/F/M manage.)
I'll be blogging on that day at The Romance Studio blog and the Quirky Ladies blog. The Quirkies will also interview me.

The biggest lesson I've learned since becoming an author? Some people will love what I write and some won't. As long as it makes me happy, I should continue. Case in point: Penelope Cruise said she realized she was famous when taking a walk with her father in her native Madrid. Within the same twenty seconds, someone stuck their head out of a passing car and shouted, "I love you!" The person in the next car yelled, "Whore!"

I write mostly erotic comedy. See my website and you'll discover all but one are in this genre.  Most are with Ellora's Cave, but I have handy links to each publisher's website right from mine. Just click the book cover.
My contact info is at the bottom of my bio and my email is In addition you can find me at,,  and
Yes, I’m on Facebook and I tweet as GoddessAsh.

Thanks for the opportunity to reach more readers! Have a beautiful and magical holiday season.

Thank you for sharing yourself with us Ashlyn. You certainly have been busy. And we look forward to more from you in 2010! Happy Holidays! ~~Literary Wonders!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for inviting me, Yolanda.

    I'm always excited to meet new avid readers and fans.

    Bless you,