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From the desk of Ashleigh Stevens
Happy Friday. Oh, wait. It's Saturday!

But, Ashleigh, you always send your emails on Fridays. What happened?

Honestly, I just lost track of time. I've been so busy working on Hartfield Chronicles that I didn't realize it was already Friday. I've also been a little distracted by bug bites.

It all started last weekend when we went camping (yes, again). Despite copious amounts of bug spray and long pants, we were eaten alive by mosquitos. As of Thursday evening, I was still taking anti-histamines and coating myself in pink lotion because I was so itchy. Combined with the fact that we came home on a Monday instead of Sunday, I've spent much of this week a little confused.

Anyway, I have a few announcements to make. First of all, my young adult romance is still looking for reader feedback.
You can read the first chapter here
If you like what you read, feel free to sign up using the form on that page.

Also, it is time for my triannual newsletter update. Over the next month, I will be analyzing the format, deciding what to keep and what to eliminate. What do you like to see in your author newsletters? Would you like more information about the giveaways and sales? Would you like more book blurbs? Do you like reading my reviews?

Feel free to reply to this email with your suggestions and stay tuned for changes in the September newsletter.

Hartfield Chronicles

With his movie finally finished filming, Pat can't wait to return to Hartfield to spend some time with his brother. But, Walter would rather pretend they are complete strangers. At least Walter's friend doesn't seem to mind him hanging around.

Melinda has just about figured out how to balance her schoolwork with her new dance class and time with her friends. She's even managed to spend some time with her boyfriend, Eliot. Life should be perfect, right?
Except for the fact that Eliot doesn't like the fact that Melinda's best friend is a boy. Or that Melinda happens to be friends with a famous actor.

And just when Melinda thinks her life can't get any more complicated, an unexpected kiss forces her to reexamine the way she thinks about one of her friends.
Hartfield Chronicles follows the lives of Melinda, Pat, and their friends as they navigate their way through boarding school life. Each episode features two stories, one from Melinda's point of view and one from Pat's, along with an excerpt from Melinda's writing journal. New episodes are published every Tuesday and Friday.
Here's what you've missed
  • Episode 53: Melinda and Pat announce their relationship to their friends
  • Episode 54: It's the first day of finals.
  • Episode 55: Melinda and Pat take a study break during exams
  • Episode 56: It's the final day of exams
  • Episode 57: Melinda and Pat get a little more time together before heading home
Episode 57 marks the end of Season 2.
Season 3 will be released on November 2.
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