Thursday, October 13, 2011


I’m a southern girl all the way. I love iced tea with every meal, I’m told my accent is very strong by all non-Southerners and I wish crawfish season lasted all year. I live in Shreveport, Louisiana with my husband, Dean, and our three sons, Miller, Ross and Archer. I worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for the last twelve years but now just focus on portraits for close family and friends. My husband and I also own a commercial landscaping company and I am a certified Landscape Horticulturist. Love all kinds of plants! I write any spare moment I get which is more frequent now that all my boys are in school.
My debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in winter 2013. It’s about a girl who, desperate to escape the Witness Protection program and discover what really happened the day that ruined her family’s lives, breaks her minders’ ultimate rule by falling for a boy and embarking with him on a perilous journey to outwit both cops and criminals.
I’m represented by the fabulous Sarah Davies of Greenhouse Literary. She is the best!
Online, you can find me at my blog ( or on twitter ( Social media is fairly new for me so I’m still finding my way there.
My favorite superstition: A common superstition for southern states is to eat black-eyes peas on New Year’s Day for good luck and good fortune. Not sure if it works but we ALWAYS eat them!


  1. Ashley, congratulations on your book! I love a fast-paced read. Good to see you here :)

  2. I am seriously so excited to read your book, Ashley! The funny thing about black-eyed peas is that my extended family is from the south, but we ate them year-round; I didn't know they were a New Year's tradition until I was a senior in high school!

  3. Can't wait to read this. I love the black eyed peas/New Years tradition. It got introduced to me only recently. :)