Born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ashley Simmons spent her early years reading such classics as "To Kill A Mockingbird", "Jane Eyre" and "Little Women". During high school, an English teacher gave her a copy of "The Hobbit" and she was forever hooked on fantasy.
"When people tell me they would love to write, I tell them to write what they love. I love fantasy. Some of the greatest literature of the 20th century is hidden within this genre and it is sorely overlooked by the mainstream public. Stepping into an imaginative world and seeing the main characters struggling to deal with issues as typical as jealousy, betrayal, or shattered love-lives allows readers to get a different perspective on their own problems. Though the worlds I write about are vastly different from ours, I try to keep them as real as possible."
Ashley currently resides in Utah with her husband, five dogs, and four Friesian horses.
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The Poison Glen
Fear and persecution; such is the way of life for the conquered people of Caspria. Born during the invasion, Amariah has known only the life of a slave, unaware of her royal heritage and the powerful magic locked deep inside her. Yet the only one who can help her is a fallen angel, her people's greatest betrayer. Only he can teach her to control the magic she possesses before it destroys them all.
The Wizard's Legacy
Esche is in peril. A mighty demon has been released and is preparing to destroy or enslave all who stand in his way. For the twins Kylea and Dev, the discovery of a letter unlocks the secrets of their past and sets them on a journey neither one is prepared for. Only their courage will keep them alive, and only their trust in each other will allow them to wield the power that will save their world.