Hello, and welcome to my site! My name is Ashton E. Irby. I am an aspiring author from Tennessee and am currently building my writing and editing career. I enjoy fiction and creative nonfiction that engages with the Christian faith.
Some of my favorite books include the Mitford Series by Jan Karon and When We Were On Fire by Addie Zierman. I also love Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Emma by Jane Austen.
My goal is and always will be to help people. When I was a middle school girl burying her nose in a book to avoid the awkward social interactions going on in the classroom around me, I decided that I would write books to provide an escape for people and give them hope. My mom spent those years attempting to pre-read everything in case there was something in it too strong for my young mind, but she couldn’t always keep up, and the real world isn’t a pretty place. So, I decided to write books that any age could read, but I still wanted to write well and honestly.
While I wait for that illusory publishing deal, I offer several services to utilize the skills and techniques I learned during my college studies and experiences in the work place. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Writing and a minor in Religion, and I have worked as an editor, communicator, and writing tutor. My passion is for writing projects that involve personal stories, and I love the challenge that comes with finding just the right word to express a lifetime of learning.
In addition to services, I blog here at www.aeiwrites.com. The site has been a long and fluid project. It started as a portfolio for my capstone writing course in college and a source of accountability for working with my peers in the class. Now, the blog has morphed into a mix of thoughts on faith, writing, and research. It also continues to serve as my portfolio, and I have expanded it to the include the service offerings mentioned above.
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