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The Vampire Next Door by Ashlyn Chase

If you have ever tried writing comedy into a novel, not just small bits here and there, but keep tongue firmly in cheek from the opening page to the last, you know how difficult it is. Ashlyn Chase has a unique ability to create characters so different in their dialog and mannerisms, some with dry humor and some with outlandish aphorisms, your’re sure you’re in the scene with them. In her book The Vampire Next Door, Ashlyn struts her stuff and let’s it all out, her passion for writing on every page.


About Ashlyn Chase:


Ashlyn Chase has been a registered nurse for 20 years. During those years, she wrote articles for professional journals and a thesis, but eventually, thank goodness, discovered the joy and freedom of writing fiction.


Ashlyn considers herself lucky.  Her degree in behavioral sciences is a combination of psychology and sociology, so she has worked with and studied people most of her life.  She never has to write out exhaustive character sketchesto understand her characters or predict how they will behave.  That doesn’t mean they don’t surprise her.  Sometimes they take her on grand unexpected journeys.  For her, it gives “character driven novels” a whole new meaning.


Ashlyn has learned to go with the flow.  To enjoy the journey is not only one of her writing goals, but also a challenge in life so she tries to follow where the story takes her.  As such, she has lived in 17 different places over the years. At last, she’s all settled down and comfy in New England.


Is there a grand design or do we decide our own fates?  Perhaps if the powers-that-be have a plot, then they also give us the right to revise it.  Ashlyn has certainly made detours on her path, but she thinks she’s better for it.  She’s having fun at any rate and hopes that if she enjoys the journey, so will those around her—including her readers.


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