Medicine Hat, AB – Sept. 26 & 27

If you are in The Hat and want to hear me read – you’ll have not one, but two chances: Location: Library Theatre Date: September 26th, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Location: College Library Date: September 27th, 2019 Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  

Confessions of a Teenage Leper has been reissued in paperback!

As of September 3, 2019, Confessions of a Teenage Leper is available in paperback. Find it here or wherever you buy books.    

Confessions of a Teenage Leper is now available to pre-order!

I am so excited to announce that my fifth book is now available from Penguin Teen in Kindle and Hardcover. On-shelves as of September 11. Pre-orders available now!  

Niagara Motel has been longlisted for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award!

Thrilled to be on this list among the best of international writing! Thanks librarians!  

2017 Edna Staebler Writer in Residence

Ashley will be living in Waterloo, Ontario Jan-April 2017 serving as Wilfrid Laurier University’s Writer in Residence. Read more about it here

Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence

I am honoured and thrilled to be the 2015 Vancouver Public Library’s Writer in Residence. Read all about it here: Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence

Look out Croatia!

Anatomy of a Girl Gang has been published in Croatia. Here is the Croatian cover:

In The Margins Book Award

Anatomy of a Girl Gang has been named a Top Ten Book for Youth In Custody. Luis, a boy in maximum security said, “…the characters show heart.” Congratulations to Kekla Magoon, winner of the 2015 Top Fiction Award for How It Went Down.    

Anatomy of a Girl Gang Longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!

One of 11 Canadian titles to be longlisted for the richest literary prize in the world.

BC Book Prizes Tour of Northern BC

One of my favourite groups, grade 7’s at Kathlyn Lake Elementary, Smithers, BC.   Thanks to the schools that welcomed me in Kitimat, Terrace, Houston, Smithers, Prince George, Quesnel, and Fort St. James. Thanks also to the Kitimat Public Library and Books & Co., Prince George. Northern Lights were shining on me April 13-18, 2014.