Monday, February 21, 2011

Celebrating with Ash

Today I'm celebrating the success of my friend and writing partner, Ashley Parsons.

Ash and I have been in a critique group together for four years. It's a classic case of opposites attract. She's young and I'm old, relatively speaking of course. She's an extrovert, no really an extrovert. And I'm an introvert. She's very funny. If we were a comedy routine, I would definitely be the straight man. Somehow in the grand scheme of things, we connected, drawn together by love of story and commitment to excellence in the telling.

Ash recently signed with agent Jodi Reamer at Writer's House. Woohoo! I'm so proud of her and excited about the journey ahead.

You should definitely stop by Ashley's blog, Words of a Feather, and read about her journey to finding an agent. Part one is here. Part two is here. It's classic Ashley, told with humor and glitter cannons booming in the background! And plenty of tips if you're looking for an agent, too.


  1. Yay for Ashley! She's on her way. And hey, Doraine, I guess when you and I are together, we're TWO straight men. :)

  2. Congrats again to Ashley on her big news - and it takes ALL kinds or we'd bore each other, n'est-ce pas?

  3. Yep, Irene, that's us. Two straight men too straight to top any top tens, until we write, that is. ;)

    N'est-ce pas, Robyn!

  4. Thanks Doraine! You are too sweet. The extrovert thing ---it's a burden. ;) Kidding! I figure it's an army brat/youngest child thing. And thanks, Robyn and Irene - I'm still pinching myself!

    And Doraine, as someone who studied these things, the "straight man" gets the biggest laughs. So let's get this act on the road!

  5. Is this the Ashley we ate dinner with at the last WIK? Fabulous news!!!! WooHoo and congrats, Ashley! I hope your good luck rubs off on me:-)