Ashlen Brown


Ever wonder what's hiding in the woods? Ashlen Brown has. She is the author of the exciting Blackjack Woods series. Her childhood was spent in the deep woods of Southeast Texas, where she was able to let her imagination run as wild as the woods surrounding her. After a strange and exciting encounter her mom and sister had with a hairy being, she developed the idea for The Secret of Blackjack Woods, her debut novel. Its popularity among people of all ages inspired her to continue the story with The Secret of Hoke Farm and Beyond Blackjack Woods.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind The Secret of Blackjack Woods is exciting because it was inspired by a true encounter my mom and sister had years ago. They were outside at our wooded home when they saw and heard something they really can't explain. The encounter became an intriguing story to tell family, friends, and guests visiting our home. After years of speculation, the story of Charlie was finally formed in my mind. I hope you enjoy!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have fun telling stories. I enjoy the process of writing and finding out what will happen next! To me, it's almost like reading a story--I want to keep going, and I miss my book friends when I'm not writing. I also love sharing my writing with people who enjoy a fun story.
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Blackjack Woods
Ever wonder what's hiding in the woods? Jim Thomas can answer that. He's a boy living in the woods of Texas, where he finds an extraordinary being, Charlie. Jim's new, hairy friend brings joy, suspense, and adventure to the entire Thomas family. Follow them to Blackjack Woods and Hoke Farm, where secrets are waiting to be revealed.


Beyond Blackjack Woods
Series: Blackjack Woods, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Ever since Jim Thomas found Charlie, he has wanted to help him find his brother and sister. Long shot as it is, he's hopeful, especially with Shawna Pepper and her friends helping. The problem? Charlie's siblings are a couple of the most elusive species on the planet. Still, the humans are trying their best to find the hairy duo.
The Secret of Hoke Farm
Series: Blackjack Woods, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A year ago, Jim Thomas met Charlie. Now, the Thomas family is enjoying life with their new, hairy family member. But Jim knows that something is still missing from Charlie's life, and he's determined to find it. Are there more like Charlie? All packed up, the family embarks on a journey, with all roads leading to Hoke Farm and Bisby, Texas—a small town with its own big, hairy secret.
The Secret of Blackjack Woods
Series: Blackjack Woods, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,930. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
One summer evening, 12-year-old Jim Thomas is surprised by his mother and sister's account of seeing a mysterious creature in their woods. Is it bigfoot? Thinking there has to be a reasonable explanation, Jim sets upon discovering the truth. In short time, Jim is faced with a being that supposedly doesn't exist. Before long, his new friend is in trouble, and only Jim and his family can save him.

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adventure    bigfoot    family    forest    kidnapping    mystery    rescue    sasquatch    summer    texas    woods    yeti