When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create; Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book research.
She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe.
A member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
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Marguerite Ashton's Books:
Oliana Mercer Series
Shadow Seats - 2018
Lily Blanchette Crime Novels
Promised Lies - 2017
Her Final Watch - 2017
How do you pronounce your name?!
My name is pronounced “mar-gyuh-reet” and it’s French.
I’ve heard many variations and every now and then I’ll hear the “Margarita,” drink joke.
The fun part is when the discussion about my name turns into a topic of its own.
When did you start writing?
I’ve been writing since 2000 as a hobby, but soon realized that I wanted more. I wanted my work to be read.
In 2009, I set out to hone my craft with the hope of writing an awesome story that would entertain my readers. It's my passion to be here for my readers.