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Summer Splash Book Blog Tour Week 2: Ashley Marie Nestler

Ashley Marie Nestler
Author Ashley Marie Nestler
This week I talk to Ashley Marie Nestler, author of Into the Fog and Beautiful Nightmare.

Ashley was first published in her senior year of high school by a small press.

I will let the full weight of the talent of this young writer sink in for a moment.

Some authors dream of a publishing deal, but to be able to get a publishing deal (traditionally) while still in high school is a statistical improbability--but she achieved it.  That first book was Beautiful Nightmare.  Reviewers say that if you're a fan of the The Giver, then you'll love this book.

I happen to agree.

Beautiful NightmareShe soon followed up with a second book, Into the Fog.  I haven't had a chance to read this one yet but if it was as good as the first book then I can't wait.

So, I asked a few questions of this extraordinary writer and these were her answers:

Into the Fog
  1. When did you first realize you were going to be a writer?I have always been a writer, but the first time I really knew that this was what I meant to do was when I was in fifth grade and wrote a poem about a soldier in the Civil War who was dying of frostbite. The poem was called "Red Footprints", and my teacher made me take it to the principal to read because she thought it was so good. Even though I was super shy, I had never had anyone notice my writing and be so moved by it before, and I knew then that I had a gift and couldn't abandon it.
  2. Describe your ultimate writing space. 

    My ultimate writing space is a small room with a rocking chair that I set up myself. In the room I have all of my books and posters that I had made with fanart from my books to keep my inspiration going on the hard days when I just feel beat down by the world. The room gives me hope!
Author Bio (From GoodReads)

Ashley Nestler is a young adult fiction author from Denver, CO. Her first book, "Beautiful Nightmare" was published during her senior year in high school. She is an active author and college student going to school for social work. Writing is her biggest passion and her best method of sending messages out into the world that she feels needs to be heard.

Her second book, "Into The Fog" came out in 2013 under the name A. M. Nestler.

She also is the host and author of her blog "Peachy Keen Book Reviews". She believes in helping other authors market their books, and she loves to spread the love that authors have for their work with others. It is because of her passion for indie books that she created the monthly book box called "Go Indie Now!" which features an indie novel each month with related accessories and content. To order visit:

If you have any writing questions or questions about my work, feel free to ask! The best way is to post an author question below. I will answer everything.


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