Nov 14, 2016

Fast 5 with Ashley Elston

Fast 5 with Ashley Elston:

Last thing that made you cry: The onions I was cutting up for fajitas last night. They get me every time.
Favorite quote: “To the stars who listen – and the dreams that are answered.” A Court of Mist and Fury. I just really love this quote.

Best moment as an author: When I received my first letter from a reader. She told me she didn’t like to read until she read my book. It was an amazing feeling knowing that my book did that for her.
Last person you hugged: My youngest son, Archer. He’s eight and therefore still thinks I’m somewhat cool. My older two boys keep dodging me.

Last emoticon you used: The eye rolling one. It sums up so much.
No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.

Kate Marino’s senior year internship at the District Attorney’s Office isn’t exactly glamorous—more like an excuse to leave school early that looks good on college applications. Then the DA hands her boss, Mr. Stone, the biggest case her small town of Belle Terre has ever seen. The River Point Boys are all anyone can talk about. Despite their damning toxicology reports the morning of the accident, the DA wants the boys’ case swept under the rug. He owes his political office to their powerful families.

Kate won’t let that happen. Digging up secrets without revealing her own is a dangerous line to walk; Kate has her own reasons for seeking justice for Grant. As she and Stone investigate—the ageing prosecutor relying on Kate to see and hear what he cannot—she realizes that nothing about the case—or the boys—is what it seems. Grant wasn’t who she thought he was, and neither is Stone’s prime suspect. As Kate gets dangerously close to the truth, it becomes clear that the early morning accident might not have been an accident at all—and if Kate doesn’t uncover the true killer, more than one life could be on the line…including her own.

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Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband and three sons. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a certified landscape horticulturist and loves digging in the dirt. Her debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING, was published by Disney Hyperion in 2013 and the sequel, THE RULES FOR BREAKING, in 2014. Her latest novel, THIS IS OUR STORY, will be published on November 15, 2016.

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  1. That is an amazing letter to get from a reader. You obviously made a great impression on this person to have them write you about the experience. My kids are old enough that they dodge the hugs too.

  2. I find it cool that she's a mom. I just feel like she could understand her children more with her writing YA. Actually all authors in general! Looking forward for this book!:)

  3. I always use the eye rolling emoticon!!

  4. Yes, eye-rolling emoticons are the best. I used one at work last week between an email with a coworker.


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