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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. 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
Most recently, Ms. Ashtree has signed a contract with
Musa Publishing for the electronic publication of an
historical romance set in Victorian England. She is also
working on creating a speculative fiction series for Musa
Publishing, tentatively entitled ALMOST A SUPERHERO.
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 and is currently an
attorney for the Department of Defense. She recently
moved to a small farm/orchard in rural Pennsylvania with
her husband and two tiny dogs. Her blog, Telling Tales,
will delight you with some of the adventures that come of
moving from a big city to a farm in the country.
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