Ashlee Cowles

About me

Ashlee Cowles fell in love with historical fiction the first time she read classics such as Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables–stories about girls growing up in the “olden days” that continue to speak years later.

An “army brat” upbringing gave Ashlee the opportunity to travel the world. Living in Europe during her teenage years sparked an interest in stone castles, cathedrals, and stories of the past, which led to graduate studies in Theology at Duke University and Medieval History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Ashlee writes novels for adults and teens that explore a variety of historical and philosophical themes. Her work is represented by Erin Harris of Folio Literary Management.

From my website

Ash Wednesday by T.S. Eliot

Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope I no longer strive to strive towards such things (Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?) Why should I mourn The…

How To Be Courageous Part II: Fortune Favors the Brave

  Right now I’m teaching Virgil’s Aeneid to a class of precocious 9th graders, and I’m loving it. If there’s one trait the ancient Greeks and Romans valued, it was courage. From Hector in the Iliad, to Odysseus in the Odyssey, to Aeneas in the Aeneid, each hero must take a…

How to Be Courageous (Even When You’re Afraid): Part I

I’ve been thinking a lot about courage lately—how it is the quintessential quality of heroes, how it is something we all want more of, and how it is something most of us believe we lack. But before I get into how we can become more courageous, here are a few…

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