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Ashley Herring Blake

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Ashley Herring Blake is a reader, writer, and mom to two boisterous boys. She holds a Master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and watching Buffy over and over again on Netflix with her friends.

Genres: Romance, Young Adult Romance, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

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Ashley Herring Blake recommends
Our Year of Maybe (2019)
Rachel Lynn Solomon
"An emotionally vivid story of identity, friendship, and first love. Our Year of Maybe shimmers, inviting readers to lean into that unique mix of fear and elation that comes when we dare to embrace our true selves."
I Kissed Alice (2020)
Anna Birch
"Romantic and intense, I Kissed Alice explores the complicated line between love and hate and the life-altering power of changing one’s perspective. A sparkling, thought-provoking debut!"
Ana on the Edge (2020)
A J Sass
"A lovely, necessary story of self-discovery and friendship."
Rent a Boyfriend (2020)
Gloria Chao
"A beautiful story about finding and following your own path, full of warmth and humor."
How to Become a Planet (2021)
Nicole Melleby
"Both empowering and comforting, How to Become a Planet will break your heart and infuse it with hope all at once. A beautiful, essential read."
Almost Flying (2021)
Jake Maia Arlow
"Fierce and tender all at once, Almost Flying is a soaring roller coaster ride of a book that stole my breath with every heartwarming twist and each empowering turn."
Hope Springs (2021)
Jaime Berry
"An empowering and endearing must-read."
I'm So (Not) Over You (2022)
Kosoko Jackson
"Full of humor and heart, this romance about second chances and taking risks will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next. A delightfully fun and sexy read."
The Best Liars in Riverview (2022)
Lin Thompson
"Tender and bold all at once, Thompson's breathtaking debut about found family and identity will infuse readers hope and courage. A luminous read."
The Romantic Agenda (2022)
Claire Kann
"Sparkling with emotion and humor, The Romantic Agenda reminds readers that the best parts about life can often be found in the unexpected. A story about letting go and celebrating who you are, Kann's adult debut is a must-read for anyone who's ever loved, lost, and embraced love yet again."
Small Town Pride (2022)
Phil Stamper
"Tender and empowering all at once, SMALL TOWN PRIDE is a story of bravery, friendship, and not only finding one's voice, but using it to make a difference. This is a story I wish I had as a young reader."

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