Ashlynn Elliott

Biography

Hi, I'm Ashlynn Elliott, that weird middle school girl who is usually cooped up in a corner with a book....or a notebook and a pen. I started writing chapter books when I was in third grade, and I had a fun time with them. Each chapter would be a page long, and I'd staple them together and show them to my classmates. Of course, my writing has matured a lot since then. I joined Smashwords when I was in fifth grade, and for the longest while, I wrote mostly comedy books, usually about fairies or mermaids or talking dogs. If you read some of my older stories you can find them at the bottom of the page, but keep in mind that most of them are pretty silly, considering I wrote them when I was nine and ten.

My newer books are more for middle schoolers and teens, like me. I write about things that are more realistic (sort of...) than I used to. But don't think I won't throw a little magic in here and there ;-)

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
Paint on my mom's old computer. I used to not have book covers, but a few weeks ago I was messing around on the computer and I found a way to get a cover. They're not the best, though. As the old saying goes, please do not judge my books by the covers!
Describe your desk.
One Chromebook laptop, and um, 3 month's worth of trash, pictures, leftover Halloween candy, stuff to keep track of my books, and...um... me?
Read more of this interview.

Books

Locked In
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The sixth book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
As the sixth addition to the Cat and Dog short stories series, Locked In follows foolish Carmella the collie, as she finds herself stuck in a locker. Now she must try to get out, even though Henry the bulldog tries to make it impossible.
The Other Side
Series: Sparkle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,220. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Something's back there, and Barbara knows it. Eight year old Barbara has never been allowed to see what was behind that fence. Bringing up the subject to her dad makes him act suspicious. What secrets await her behind the big wooden fence?
Middle School's a Pain
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The fifth book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(5.00)
As as sequel to Cat-astrophe and Toothache, Middle School's a Pain follows Bounce and Nip as they try to get Bounce on the cat-sketball team. But a couple days before the tryouts, Nip plays a dirty trick, and Bounce breaks his ankle! What do they do now? Will Bounce ever make the team?
When Life Gives You Lemons
Series: Awesome Magic Secret Stories, Gina's story. Price: Free! Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When life gives you Lemons, DON'T make Lemonade! That's what Gina thinks. Why? When everything went wrong, she made lemonade to try to fix things. But guess what? That just made everything worse!
Hook Club
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The fourth book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
In this sequel to Dog Days, April and her friends start a book club that April promises to stay loyal to. But one day, Pino the Chihuahua's birthday party comes around and April can't go because of her club. Sam, April's friend, tries to help her by asking Dottles the Dalmatian to substitute her place in the club. But tricky Dottles has other ideas! Will Dottles and April play hooky?
Summer's Out!
Series: The Adventures of Charlotte and Bloom, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this sequel to The Adventures of Charlotte and Bloom, the two super-powered girls must face middle school for the first time. But all goes wrong when Charlotte's parents are in California, her cousin Franny is suspicious about the powers, and two bullies from school named Elsie and Wilma are out to get Charlotte and Bloom! They are starting to wish that school was out, not summer!
Toothache
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The third book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(5.00)
Pip and Sara are in another great adventure as a sequel to Cat-astrophe! In this new adventure, Sara is trying out for the role of the big bad wolf in the play Little Red Riding Hood. But after a golfing incident, she is left with a broken tooth! How will she get the part now? I highly recommend reading the book, Cat-astrophe first. This story is for kids that are ages 3-7.
HighlightZ
Series: HighlightZ, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,380. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Cora, Claire, Carla, and Carol Fox are four unique cousins who don't exactly get along, and are big trouble makers. Their adventure starts at day one, when Cora was born. As more cousins join the family, things begin to change. They begin to come down with a mysterious illness, wacky hair, and strange notes under their pillows. They need to find out what is going on before something bad happens.
Dog Days
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The second book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Carmella, April, Sam and Henry are four dogs competing in an ice-cream selling contest. Carmella and April have good luck, but Sam and Henry want to ruin it! But soon after, the boys get payback for their tricks. When they decide to eat all the ice-cream instead of sell it, they cannot figure out why it keeps melting! Can they solve this mystery before all of their ice-cream is gone? Ages 2-6
Frank.That's All we can Say or we're Dead Meat.
Series: BeanZ, Part Three. Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ashlynn, Huggins, and Cricket are back in an outrageous adventure containing a VERY bad dog. The dog goes and pranks a boy, Connor's, house. Connor decides to get the mutt back. He grabs his friends and sets out for revenge! But what is the dog's reaction to this? And how exactly does Connor plan to get revenge?
Cat-astrophe
Series: Cat and Dog Short Stories!, The first book!!. Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
In the preschool classroom of Kitty Cat Elementary, the cats are pretty hectic, but there's one girly cat that is really good. Then, the little girl tries to make friends with another cat, but the other cat doesn't like her. She plans to give her a scare, but will the teacher find out? Read this short Poem/story to find out and get heart-warmed at the adorable cats! Great bedtime stories-ages 3-5
Mews and Moms
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Maria Mur is a fourth-grader that has been bullied her whole life. One day, she gets invited to a party for the most popular girl in elementary! Then, she has to get the perfect gift! She decides to adopt three cats for the gift. Then, she has to find out: Will the cats help her,or make the whole situation worse?
Down on the Bayou
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.50)
Have you ever been to Toledo Bend? That's where Ashley Elaine has her birthday party. That night, Ashley and her best friend, Emma, go fishing and come across a legend about the place. They begin to wonder: Is it true? How will we find it? What will happen IF we find it?
Those Dang Chihuahuas!
Series: Awesome Magic Secret Stories, Cindy's story. Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.50)
Cindy, Belle, and Skylar are three sisters. They have an average life. They go to the park one day and find three Chihuahuas. They name them Bella, Pico, and Brandon. These Chihuahuas might just change these girls' lives! I can't tell you how, but I KNOW you will be laughing, your head will be in knots, and your heart will be warmed by the time you finish reading this hilarious story!
New Cat in Town!
Series: BeanZ, The sequel. Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
He's back! He's cool(er)! And he's got a cat?! This cat can talk, too! She's four, nerdy, nasty, and she's got a secret! What happens when this cat "Spills the BeanZ'?" Chaos!!!! Ashlynn's got a secret, too! Can you keep a secret? Shhhhhhh..............
The Adventures of Charlotte and Bloom
Series: The Adventures of Charlotte and Bloom, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00)
Charlotte and Bloom are best friends on the beach. They have a happy life as pre-teens, just hanging around as any beach girl would do, until Bloom gets superpowers! After that, It's one adventure after another in this exciting tale.
BeanZ
Series: BeanZ, The first in the series. Price: Free! Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Nine-year- old Ashlynn Elliott was a normal girl. She has an annoying brother and a cute sister. One day, her grandma gives her a stuffed animal, but this isn't an ordinary dog! It can talk! But what if some friends don't approve? They're in a hairy(or should I say "Furry") situation! What happens next is all up to the dog.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ashlynn Elliott

  • A Ghost's Guide to Haunting Humans on Oct. 14, 2013

    Hah! This is a good book to give you a laugh!
  • Rosie Riley's Dream on Oct. 15, 2013

    Wow! I'm impressed! It really states to be yourself! You should really read this!
  • When Getting Out Of Bed Is A Bad Idea on Oct. 22, 2013

    Wow... I wouldn't wanna be Cynthia! If I had a bad day like that, I'd me miserable! Very short story, with...well, very unxpected events!
  • Kimba the Pet Shop Puppy on Oct. 26, 2013

    This is a heartwarming story about a little sled dog who finds the perfect family, but then they give him away. I think anyone should read this short story!
  • Counting Ghost on Nov. 05, 2013

    Cute, cute, cute! Any young child 1-3 years old will just giggle!
  • A Beautiful Girl on Nov. 12, 2013

    Aw.... I am speechless! The only thing I can explain is that I was smiling the whole time! Great job!
  • Holiday & Wintery Poetry on Nov. 15, 2013

    Amazing! I really loved many of the ones. My favorite is the one on Christams Day.
  • Yuletide Magic on Dec. 04, 2013

    Very good story. I really enjoyed it. These are the kind of books I like to read AND write. Good job!
  • A Mermaid for Christmas on Dec. 07, 2013

    I loved this story! It goes great with the holidays! I would love to see Santa in that beach shirt!!! :)
  • The Forgotten Ornament on Dec. 09, 2013

    Very nice. I enjoyed the humor of the Dad! Very good Christmas story!
  • The Return of the Forgotten Ornament on Dec. 21, 2013

    Great sequel to The Forgotten Ornament. It was very odd, but also funny. I was laughing out loud!!!! Once Again, the Dad's humor is halarious, and I'm absoulutley sure if Steffy was a little but older, she's understand. I'll be following Leslie's stories!
  • Teachers on Dec. 22, 2013

    I like it. It made me smile and reminded me of my own teachers. I am a fan of poetry! Good job!
  • The Tiniest Elf on Dec. 22, 2013

    Sweet story. Great for the holidays. Winfred and Mint make the pefect pair to me. I'm also glad Santa finally figured out what was going on! If he didn't, that would be a catastrophe!!!!!! Loved it!
  • The Secret Message on March 10, 2014

    This story was great. I was so excited when Jennifer meets her dad again. Great read, I recommend it to anyone!
  • An Outdoor Adventure Of The Tiny Barn Mouse on March 16, 2014

    I love it. Very adventurous! I love these kind of books, when you find out your lost sister! Perfect !
  • Fabulous Features of Mythical Creatures on March 16, 2014

    Nice. I really enjoyed the rhymes, and it had good descriptions for each creature.
  • The Tiny Barn Mouse on March 18, 2014

    It's good. Snow was very generous and I really enjoyed it. The vocabulary was great, and it was fun.
  • Two-Story House an Adventure of The Tiny Barn Mouse on March 19, 2014

    Again, I really like this series! Jasper is very adventurous! Snow is so similar to me!
  • Sunset Mountain an Adventure of The Tiny Barn Mouse on March 23, 2014

    I hope Jasper, Kasper, Bo, and Snow have a good life together! This was a great series, and I honestly wish it wouldn't end, but I just love thes two adventurous sisters!
  • Mindy the Black Labrador on April 03, 2014

    Sweet little story about a little black lab named Mindy. Mrs. Smith was very generous, and I honestly wish I could have met the puppy eith the white tail tip!
  • The Little Tree on April 03, 2014

    It's a really short story, and it's easy to read. It's an easy bedtime story.
  • The Ugly Duckling on May 16, 2014

    I like it. Very inspirational!
  • The Sleeping Beauty on June 02, 2014

    This is very good for a comic. Most of the time, I don't read comics, but I liked this one. I highly recommend this to young fantasy readers like me.
  • A Magic Christmas on June 02, 2014

    Short, sweet and a great children's book. This would make a great bedtime story, especially during the holidays!
  • Spell Bound on June 18, 2014

    Wow, this book was really exciting. There were a few punctuation mistakes, but overall, it was pretty awesome!
  • Slip Slop Slap on July 26, 2014

    The ryhmes are great! This story is very short and sweet, and I will take this advice when I'm on the beach! Ps, Thanks for the review on my book!
  • The Sound of Snow on July 26, 2014

    This book is cute. Great wintertime book, and a great way to discover the senses.
  • Storm Warning on July 27, 2014

    I love this book. Last time I reviewed it, I think I clicked the wrong thing and I accidentally gave a two star, but I meant to put five. Sorry!
  • Time on July 31, 2014

    You are very good at expressing what you mean! Five star poem!
  • Grandmother's Superstitions on Aug. 04, 2014

    I liked it. Looking forward to more!
  • The Peeking Zebra on Aug. 04, 2014

    A cute book, good moral, nice cover.
  • Chatty Charlie on Aug. 18, 2014

    A cute book about a kid that liked to talk but got sick. Sounds like me, chatting all the time! :)
  • Every Baby Is a Blessing on Oct. 03, 2014

    Very sweet and cute!
  • Robin's Song on Oct. 07, 2014

    A nice book. Very detailed. Thanks for the read!
  • The Cry Bear on Oct. 08, 2014

    Very sweet, will read it to my 4-year old sister tonight!
  • Look Here, Hercules (a short story) on Oct. 22, 2014

    Very nice. I love stories about puppies and this one is very unique. It is adorable to have the little puppy think his name is "Look, here!" Very detailed. I love it.
  • The Competition on Oct. 23, 2014

    A "Fairy" nice story about 4 fairies of different seasons. Love it!
  • The Hungry Pig on Oct. 24, 2014

    Good story. Love the idea. May use it one day......:)
  • I Love to Eat Fruits and Vegetables on Nov. 05, 2014

    Awesome story, and I love the pictures. Will read story to my baby sister tonight!
  • Luna's Mission on Nov. 20, 2014

    Very nice story. Sabrina is so nice, and just like me, jabbers endlessly. Love it!
  • The Forgotten Ornament Strikes Back on Dec. 03, 2014

    A great sequel to the two books in the forgotten ornament series. I love the action and adventure!
  • Roy the Rabbit on Dec. 28, 2014

    A very nice fable.
  • Herbert Sherbet on Jan. 05, 2015

    Very funny.
  • Harmony's Magic Pyjamas on Jan. 08, 2015

    Very sweet story. I would love those pajamas!
  • The Wharf Cat's Mermaid on Jan. 18, 2015

    This book is very sweet. Mermaids and Cats are two very different things. This book brought them together awesome. Love it!
  • I Love to Go to Daycare on March 08, 2015

    I like it. The pictures were great and I will read it to my little sister!
  • Amanda's Dream on Aug. 29, 2015

    I read this book to my four year old sister who absolutley loved it. She made up dreams of her own. The pictures were pretty and detailed and my sister is asking for more!
  • Trick or Treat on Nov. 21, 2015

    Very nice. Sorry the review's a little late, I've been busy, but this story's really good! Nice job, Mrs. Peel!