About the Author
Ashley Chunell is a Romance and GLBT author.
Ashley grew up in Boston and has been writing her entire life. After penning numerous song lyrics, poems and short stories, she went on to write various articles and fan fictions, gaining much writing experience and grammar knowledge. After writing about the things and people she loved, it wasn’t long until Ashley created her own characters and wrote and published her debut novel “Masterpiece” in November 2012, at the young age of 18. “Masterpiece” received 5-star reviews on Amazon.
In July 2013, Ashley published her second novel and first GLBT book, “A Melody in Harmony.” The novel received 5-star reviews on Amazon and was recommended by USA Today. Ashley chose to write a GLBT story after becoming very involved and committed to equal rights and wanted to tell a story focusing on fighting for equality and showcasing two, young men in love. Ashley went on to write and publish a sequel book, “New Melody, Same Harmony,” centered around marriage equality.
Ashley is a strong supporter of the organization Stand Up 2 Cancer and a dedicated member of the Crush Kids’ Cancer team. Ashley also supports the NOH8 Campaign, Charity Water and R-Word.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I’m a major romantic, so that’s basically what inspires it. I love sappy, cheesy, romantic stuff, so there’s a lot of that in my novels.
Tell us about how you write:
I like to create a brainstorm page first with ideas and thoughts and character descriptions. Then I begin to write my story based off of my notes.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t write the kind of romance that you think will sell. Write the kind of romance that YOU enjoy. If you don’t enjoy what you’ve written, then what’s the point?
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I happened upon CreateSpace and it seemed like an easy and officiant way to publish my work and get it out there. CreateSpace has been my way to go with my three novels.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think, eventually, it’ll be only ebooks. Which is sad. I enjoy real books with pages. But if ebooks is the way the world is moving. us authors need to move along with it.
What genres do you write?
GLBT, Romance, Young Adult
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print