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Elizabeth Ashtree is a pseudonym, but there is a real
person behind the name. That real person loves to write
romance, speculative fiction, and suspense - but the other
aspects of her life just don’t mingle well with that creative
side of her. Hence, the pseudonym. It’s a little like having
two personalities in one body - but in a good way. Read
IDENTITY CRISIS for how that can go in a bad way.
The information below is mostly about the creative
personality, with a little bit of the ordinary personality
thrown in for background. Ready?
Elizabeth Ashtree’s first novel, a Harlequin SuperRomance
called AN OFFICER AND A HERO, was a double 2000 RITA
finalist for best long contemporary and best first novel.
Getting that news made for a very good day. This
Harlequin Superromance won a Romantic Times
Reviewer’s Choice Award. A MARRIAGE OF MAJORS was
also a RITA finalist. While her early books featured military
settings, her more recent stories are about lawyers in
Ms. Ashtree signed a contract with Musa Publishing for
the electronic publication of an historical romance set in
Victorian England. She also worked with that publisher on
Ms. Ashtree (or at least the ordinary person who uses this
pseudonym) holds an undergraduate degree in
Anthropology and a law degree from the College of
William and Mary. She served as an officer in the U.S.
Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps for a few years and
has now retired from service as a civililan senior executive
attorney in the Department of Defense. She is currently
serving part-time as an attorney for the same Department
of Defense office. She recently moved to a rural resort
community in West Virginia with her husband and three
Ms. Ashtree’s article for Romance Writers of America’s,
Writer’s Report, on the subject of plagiarism, was well
received. In writing A HARD WORD, Ms. Ashtree drew
upon her legal knowledge developed over more than two
decades as an attorney for the Federal Government.
Legal Times, a Washington, D.C. area newspaper for
attorneys, requested a short romantic piece after reading
about her in an article on who write fiction that appeared
in a sister newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia. For the
Valentine’s Day edition, the Legal Times published
ROMANCE IN THE MUSIC ROOM, the first piece of fiction
printed by this non-fiction publication.
Stories to excite your imagination