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Bio

Short Bio: Ashley Franklin is the author of NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE (2019), “Creative Fixes” from the anthology ONCE UPON AN EID (2020), “Situationally Broke” from the anthology WHAT WE DIDN’T EXPECT (2020), BETTER TOGETHER,...

Virtual School Visits

Available dates: Flexible – Please use Ashley’s contact form for more information on availability and fees. Include the type of program that you have in mind, and we’ll try to make the magic happen.  READ...

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Blog

When Everything Seems Wrong…

This can’t be the new normal. What is normal, even? ... I can tell you about how I feel about this: I feel like some days, every decision I make is probably wrong, and I am filled with what-ifs.
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For now, we have eggs.

I am fully vaccinated. I felt like it was the least I could do in a pandemic that has been so large, so overwhelming, and...
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Intentional Joy

How did I keep my writing life from coming to a screeching halt due to the pandemic? I was intentional with my choices--particularly joy.
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Doing the Best I Can

I had the weirdest thought as I’m valiantly fighting this manuscript:“I wish I could go to the grocery store and think.” Yeah, I know “I...
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Interview Archive

Sometimes Ashley does interviews or guest blog posts. Sometimes she says something profound. Sometimes she says something a little goofy. It’s all about balance, right?

2020

Storystorm 2020 Day 6: Ashley Franklin Takes Inspiration from Rejection

Facebook Feature with Puzzle Huddle

Guest Blog Post for We Need Diverse Books: Making a Joyful Noise Through Writing

Funk & Friends S1E4: Interview with Josh Funk

Author Spotlight with Nadia for Ramadan Readathon 2020

Book Joy Live with John Schu and Gladys Jose

2019

Storystorm 2019 Day 13: Ashley Franklin Loses the Muse 

Author Spotlight for Kidlit 411

Not Quite Snow White: Encouraging Underrepresented Kids to Dream Big

Having an Authentic Writing Journey for Rate Your Story

Interview with Kathy Temean

Interview with Maria Marshall of The Picture Book Buzz

Interview with Justin Colón of Justin Colón Books

Post-launch interview with Beth Stilborn

Interview with Lindsay Ward of Critter Lit

PODCASTS

Interview with Cassandra Newbould of Fat Like Me Interview with EduTech Guys at AAIM Conference Interview with Matthew Winner of The Children’s Book Podcast

When Everything Seems Wrong…

This can’t be the new normal. What is normal, even? ... I can tell you about how I feel about this: I feel like some days, every decision I make is probably wrong, and I am filled with what-ifs.
Read More "When Everything Seems Wrong…"

Intentional Joy

How did I keep my writing life from coming to a screeching halt due to the pandemic? I was intentional with my choices--particularly joy.
Read More "Intentional Joy"

Doing the Best I Can

I had the weirdest thought as I’m valiantly fighting this manuscript:“I wish...
Read More "Doing the Best I Can"

Why I Write for Kids

I was an only child for the first nine years of my...
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Get in, kid me, we’re going to Florida!

Months before, I thought it wouldn't get any better than having NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE be a part of the book fairs starting in the Fall of 2020. Just a week after getting this mind-blowing email in early March, I was boarding a plan and headed to Florida.
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This Little Light of Mine

Even the smallest of lights can beat back the darkness. Whatever brings you the smallest bit of joy, that you can still safely enjoy, do it!
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Virtual School Visits

Available dates: Flexible – Please use Ashley’s contact form for more information on availability and fees. Include the type of program that you have in mind, and we’ll try to make the magic happen. 

READ ALOUDS

  • Option 1: Read Aloud and Quick Q&A– Interactive read aloud and a brief Q&A session (approx. 30 min.)
  • Option 2: Author Chat– Short presentation about career as an author, read aloud, and a Q&A session (approx. 45 min.)

PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS (approx. 45 minutes)

StoryStarters
  • Option 1: Do You Remember?

We will discuss basic story-elements in this brainstorming workshop to get kids started writing their own stories based on their memories and feelings. 

  • Option 2: A Bag Full of Feelings

We will discuss basic story-elements in this brainstorming workshop to get kids started writing their own stories based on their memories. 

Stick figures & the Stages of Writing

We will cover prewriting, writing, and revision all with the help of some stick figures. Students will create a story based on a prompt and then revise that same story based on a twist.

My Story. My Identity. Our World.

We will discuss how to create characters and stories that reflect our personal experiences and how these stories enrich our world.

What’s Old is New

We will discuss using old/ classic tales and stories in order to create modern day stories. 

Have another idea for a program? Interested in a program for adults? Hit up the contact form.

Bio

Short Bio:

Ashley Franklin is the author of NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE (2019), “Creative Fixes” from the anthology ONCE UPON AN EID (2020), “Situationally Broke” from the anthology WHAT WE DIDN’T EXPECT (2020), BETTER TOGETHER, CINDERELLA (2021) and more. Ashley received her master’s degree in English literature from the University of Delaware. She is an adjunct college instructor, freelance writer, and proud mom. Ashley currently resides in Arkansas with her family.  

Ashley is represented by Kathleen Rushall of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Long Bio:

Ashley Franklin is a writer, mother, and adjunct college professor. She received her M.A. from the University of Delaware and B.A. from Albright College, both in English Literature. Ashley is the author of NOT QUITE SNOW WHITE (2019), “Creative Fixes” from the anthology ONCE UPON AN EID (2020), “Situationally Broke” from the anthology WHAT WE DIDN’T EXPECT (2020), and BETTER TOGETHER, CINDERELLA (2021). She’s also had several pieces published on popular online platforms such as Romper, Complex, About Islam, Medium, and more.

Ashley grew up in Maryland, but she has also called Pennsylvania, Delaware and Louisiana home. She currently resides in Arkansas with her family. 

Ashley is represented by Kathleen Rushall of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. 

Social media savvy?  You can find Ashley on one of these platforms:

Twitter: @differentashley

Instagram: ashleyfranklinwrites

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ashleyfranklinwrites