I was born in Ireland and spent most of my adult life switching jobs, living in different European countries and speaking different languages. 

I never thought I'd be a writer even though I was a voracious reader. My early reading influences were sci-fi: Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick. Then I got into the classics in a big way: Jane Austen, the Brontes, William M Thackeray, DH Lawrence, F Scott Fitzgerald...etc.  My romance fix was provided more by TV and movies than by books, and I'm a huge fan of screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones's Diary, Notting Hill, and Love Actually).

Like I said, I never thought I'd be a writer, until one day, I did. I wanted to write something that entertained in the same romantically funny way  Richard Curtis entertains. High bar, I know!

Then I joined the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK and met a bunch of wonderful romance authors and I started reading their stuff. And lots, lots more romance. I discovered so many excellent authors and my only regret is I'll never live long enough to read all their work... I signed up with Crimson Romance (a Simon&Schuster imprint) in 2014, publishing my first book "Maybe Baby".


For people who care about such stuff, a couple of awards came in along the way: 

Maybe Baby
-  Shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Prize 2015
- Winner of the 2015 RomCon Reader's Crown for Contemporary Romance.

Building Mr. Darcy
- CHATELAINE FIRST PLACE Category 2016 Award
- RONE 2017 Nominee for Sweet Contemporary Romance

You will find geek elements and intelligent discussions of technology, corporate culture, social issues and policy making in my books. If that makes you run a mile then so be it. 

My heroes are not "alphaholes", see, they've kinda figured out their wounds already and they're trying to be decent people. My heroines are not saps looking for a guy to "save" them. Neither are they twenty-five-year-old virgins. Again, no apologies. So while you won't find such tropes in my work, you will find some of these gems: friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, geek-girl, geek-boy, opposites attract. You'll even find a non-human or two. There is a "secret baby" trope in "Maybe Baby" but I swear it's a trope with a helluva twist. 

Nuff said, check out my books if any of this appeals to you. See you between the covers! 

Ashlinn xxx