Semi-normal high school student. Pen name. First-time writer. Professional procrastinator.

Loves drawing, skiing, eating, sleeping, gelato, pizza, all seasons except spring (yuck), music of all kinds (even pop, not ashamed), documentaries (don't judge), and theatre musicals.

Can sing Les Mis while asleep. Contemplated listing this as special skill.

Huge, gigantic soft spot for middle grade fantasy, plus anything Ally Carter-esque.

In YA, a lover of optimistic endings, stories of friendship (sometimes the love interest should just get out of the picture already. It's not always about you, Jeff!), sweet romances, subtle magic, not-so-subtle magic, anything with strong world building, and stories that don't take themselves too seriously.

Bonus points for weird historical conspiracies, friendly ghosts, space settings, heists, large casts that carry out those heists, or quirky narrative voices. Read enough, yet?

Appreciate suggestions and would love to read your book, 'cause boredom (read requests only taken through PMs). Writing style is under construction, but will get better (hopefully).


Current projects:

OF COWS AND PRINCES. coming soon. YA historical fantasy/cinderella retelling set in 1914 bulgaria.
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POLL: I want to change my pen name to something I identify with. It's kind of jarring when anyone calls me Ashley, but that's exactly what I'm calling myself.The thing is, I want to use last names i...
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Stories by Ashley Stanford
Living in the Past by scribbledpizza
Living in the Past
An Open Novella Contest 2020 Project Rachel, a recent high school graduate with ASD, wakes up at 3 am and fin...
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Of Cows and Princes | Coming Soon by scribbledpizza
Of Cows and Princes | Coming Soon
A spindle changed her life. A slipper just might save it. --- In an alternate 1914 Bulgaria, teenaged Mariya...
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CHIASMUS | On Hold Indefinitely by scribbledpizza
CHIASMUS | On Hold Indefinitely
Renda Linden grew up lucky. She spent her youth roaming alleys and wreaking havoc, removed from the warring...
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