Ashley Mackler-Paternostro was born in Naperville, Illinois, where she still lives with her husband Mark and their three dogs.
"I often say I left my heart in Seattle and that's true. Yes, I live in the middle of the Midwest, but if you've ever read one of my books, you know I'm a Pacific Northwestern girl at heart."
Ashley considers herself a bit of magpie, picking up parts of her stories from everyday experiences and observations. This coincides peacefully with her life long love affair with novels, and what she describes as an "insatiable appetite for good books." She decided to merge her love of great stories -- both told and written -- into her own brand of story telling.
Ashley's novels include The Milestone Tapes, the best-selling novel In The After and The Winter Song, a short story featured in the charity collection Holiday Wishes.
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