Elizabeth Ashtree is a pseudonym, but there is a real person behind the name. That real person loves to write romance, speculative fiction, and suspense -- but the other aspects of her life just don't mingle well with that creative side of her. Hence, the pseudonym. It's a little like having two personalities in one body - but in a good way. The information below is mostly about the creative personality, with a little bit of the ordinary personality thrown in for background. Ready?
Elizabeth Ashtree's first novel, a Harlequin SuperRomance called AN OFFICER AND A HERO, was a double 2000 RITA finalist for best long contemporary and best first novel. Getting that news made for a very good day. This Harlequin Superromance won a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. A MARRIAGE OF MAJORS was also a RITA finalist. While her early books featured military settings, her more recent stories are about lawyers in love.
Most recently, Ms. Ashtree has signed a contract with Musa Publishing for the electronic publication of an historical romance set in Victorian England. She is also working on creating a speculative fiction series for Musa Publishing, tentatively entitled ALMOST A SUPERHERO.
Ms. Ashtree (or at least the ordinary person who uses this pseudonym) holds an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and a law degree from the College of William and Mary. She served as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and is currently an attorney for the Department of Defense. She recently moved to a small farm/orchard in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and two tiny dogs. Her blog, Telling Tales, will delight you with some of the adventures that come of moving from a big city to a farm in the country.
Writing, reading, gardening.