Ashleigh Neame


Ashleigh Neame started writing while still at primary school. She started out writing short stories, which eventually paved the way for her first novel, The Joke's on YOU!

​While at high school, she started the ACG Strathallan Writers Group, alongside her form 5 English teacher, Mr Dave Dearman (author of Tui Brown and the Spiral). The group was designed to encourage passionate young writers and help them reach their full potential.

Ashleigh's works are available on Amazon, Smashwords and Wattpad along with various other book retailers, and are available both as eBooks and print books.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I'd make up stories and attempt to write them down, but I didn't write a story longer than a paragraph until I was 10 (that I can remember).
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do, actually. I wrote it when I was 10 years old. It was a 'novel' about four pages long, with each 'chapter' a paragraph long. It was about a girl named Amber Sandloddenzalet, and she was obsessed with becoming popular.
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Where to find Ashleigh Neame online

Where to buy in print


Rebel With A Cause
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,020. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
When Kaitlyn Johnson became involved in a relationship with Carter Hawke, she never imagined the consequences that would come with it. Thrust into a world of fast cars, big egos and deception, Kaitlyn is in way over her head. Guys are vying for her attention, but not all of them have honourable intentions. Welcome to the world of illegal street racing.
The First Vampire
Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Queen Liluri is in love. Not with her husband, King Manuzi, but with Thaddeus, a servant of the castle. And he loves her. But their love has brought two magical daughters into the world, and now Liluri is set to die. It's going to take some powerful magic, but Liluri is determined to protect her daughters and ensure that she and Thaddeus will be together again. No matter what it costs.

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car    cars    carter    cause    fake historical    fast car    fast cars    kaitlyn    king    love    queen    racing    rebel    rebel with a cause    street racing    vampire    witch   

Ashleigh Neame's favorite authors on Smashwords

Smashwords book reviews by Ashleigh Neame

  • Inside Your Head on Oct. 06, 2013

    I first read this book on Wattpad a few years ago and I loved it so when I found it published on Smashwords, I bought it. The author references Wattpad a lot, although not by name. I understand why, but I don’t like it. It stopped me from being completely absorbed in the story. ? I would not recommend this book. It seems to be aimed at young teenage girls – but should they really be influenced to think that having a boyfriend is the only thing a girl should aspire to? The basic plot is cool idea – girl gets given a magic rock which in turn gives her the ability to read everyone’s minds. Of course, the twist is that the main character, Ariana, didn’t want to read everyone’s minds, just that of her crush. The setting isn’t clearly defined – it is set in our world, but there’s no specific idea where. The book goes between the school, the mall, and Ariana and her friend’s houses. I found it hard to see where she was all the time. Ariana is an unlikeable character for almost the entire book. She is boy-mad, selfish and one dimensional, with no redeeming qualities. This book is told in first person because of the topic. It was a light, easy read, but not necessarily enjoyable due to the lack of substance to the characters. The plot doesn’t develop for most of the book, but at the end, a sudden revelation that she is part of some higher purpose is thrown in, leaving the ending open for a sequel. Unfortunately, no matter how unsubstantial the book was, I am curious about the second book, and whether it will continue on Ariana’s special quest.