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Ashley Herring Blake


Ashley Herring Blake

Ashley Herring Blake used to write songs and now she writes books. She reads them a lot too and has been known to stare wistfully at her bookshelves. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and two sons.

Ashley Herring Blake

Books by Ashley Herring Blake

by Ashley Herring Blake - Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Family, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Social Issues

When a tornado rips through town, 12-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family is displaced. Ivy feels invisible in the aftermath of the storm and her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing. Mysteriously, Ivy's drawings begin to reappear in her locker with notes from someone telling her to open up about her identity. Ivy thinks --- and hopes --- that this someone might be her classmate, another girl for whom Ivy has begun to develop a crush. Will Ivy find the strength and courage to follow her true feelings?

by Ashley Herring Blake - Children's 9-12, Coming of Age, Family Life, Fiction, Health, Social Issues

When Sunny St. James receives a new heart, she decides to set off on a "New Life Plan": 1) do awesome amazing things she could never do before; 2) find a new best friend; and 3) kiss a boy for the first time. Her "New Life Plan" seems to be racing forward, but when she meets her new best friend Quinn, Sunny questions whether she really wants to kiss a boy at all. With the reemergence of her mother, Sunny begins a journey to becoming the new Sunny St. James. This sweet, tender novel dares readers to find the might in their own hearts.