Ashley – I’m a writer by passion, nurse by profession, and an all around miscreant by preference (just kidding about the miscreant part). I’m a huge fan of film-noir and classic films, a passion that seems to work itself into my writing.
Naughty – Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?
Ashley – A flat in Chelsea London or an apartment in Paris overlooking the Champs-Elysee.
Naughty – If you couldn’t be a writer, what you would be?
Ashley – I’ve never thought of that. I suppose I would just be a nurse.
Naughty – When you made your first sale, how did you celebrate and with whom?
Ashley – I celebrated with my boyfriend by going out to dinner. I know, boring, right? But I had to work the next morning and on the Brightside, we got Mexican food (my fave).
Naughty – Can you let us know about the books you have written?
Ahsley – The Witching Hour is about a man who gets trapped in a mystery involving murder, family secrets, and the madness of the gods.
Requiem is a memoir of sorts about a vampire named Kate who has become disenchanted by life after five thousand years.
The newest one, Nightingale is the tale of Grace Caldwell, a vampire-sidhe PhD. who has to help her FBI agent ex-boyfriend solve some serial killings all while navigation faery politics and vampire politics alike.
Naughty – What is due out next?
Ashley – Nightingale will be out on October 17, 2011.
Naughty – What’s the hardest part of writing a book?
Ashley – Besides blurbs and synopsis writing, I’d say its characterization. The characters have to be as three dimensional as possible. Sometimes that involves having a little inner dialogue to help move that part along.
Naughty – What’s your favorite part of writing a book?
Ashley – Discovering all the twists and turns in the plot as I write. It’s always fun to see where the characters are going.
Naughty – Do you have an all time favorite book?
Ashley – I have a couple. Brave New World, by Adolus Huxley, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.
Naughty – Where can readers find your books?
Ashley – They can find my books at Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, omnilit…basically wherever ebooks are sold.
Naughty – How can readers stay in touch?
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As a child, Ashley M. Christman spent many hours in imaginary worlds, exploring the depths of mythology and immersing herself in a breadth of classics. After spending so much time reading, she decided to try her hand at writing.
An avid fan of film noir, she combines fantasy, noir style heroes and heroines, and the paranormal in a modern day setting in such a way that hopefully would make even Bogie proud.
When not writing, she can be found in the wilds of Minnesota enjoying great cuisine, avoiding the gym, and being walked by the dog with her partner, Tom.
Author Website and Blog: www.ashleymchristman.com