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

What I’m Reading This Summer

Ah, Summer! I once saw a funny T-shirt that said something like, “Why am I a teacher? JUNE, JULY, and AUGUST.” Of course that’s not really why I teach, but having a summer break is definitely one of the perks of the job. One of my favorite things about summer…

Indie Book Review: LOGOS

My Review: Please see plot summary and author info below. LOGOS definitely took me back to my biblical studies days as a Religious Studies major. Fans of complex and detailed historical fiction will appreciate the way Neeleman brings the many colors and complexities of first-century Palestine and the rest of…

What Teens Really Want to Read (or Lessons Learned from Teaching High School Lit)

The school year is coming to an end, which has caused me to reflect on all the works we’ve read in my classes this year and the stories my literature students have enjoyed the most. I’ve also been reading blogs and articles about what’s “in” in YA fiction at the…

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