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

Golden Aspens and Ghost Towns

Every once in a while it’s nice to escape the city. This weekend my husband and I did just that, heading to the mountains for a 12 mile bike ride at 10,600 feet around the Mineral Belt Trail in Leadville, Colorado. My YA novel OUT OF NOWHERE features an appearance…

A Blast from the Past

This won’t make sense until my Young Adult novel, BENEATH WANDERING STARS, is out there in the world, but I was very excited to find this classic G.I. Joe circa 1990 in a vintage toy shop the other day! I have big plans for this guy…

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…

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