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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. Read IDENTITY CRISIS for how that can go in a bad 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.

Ms. Ashtree signed a contract with Musa Publishing for the electronic publication of an historical romance set in Victorian England. She also worked with that publisher on IDENTITY CRISIS.

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 for a few years and has now retired from service as a civililan senior executive attorney in the Department of Defense. She is currently serving part-time as an attorney for the same Department of Defense office. She recently moved to a rural resort community in West Virginia with her husband and three tiny dogs.

Other writings:

Ms. Ashtree’s article for Romance Writers of America’s, Writer’s Report, on the subject of plagiarism, was well received. In writing A HARD WORD, Ms. Ashtree drew upon her legal knowledge developed over more than two decades as an attorney for the Federal Government.

Legal Times, a Washington, D.C. area newspaper for attorneys, requested a short romantic piece after reading about her in an article on who write fiction that appeared in a sister newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia. For the Valentine’s Day edition, the Legal Times published ROMANCE IN THE MUSIC ROOM, the first piece of fiction printed by this non-fiction publication.

Stories to excite your imagination
Reconcilable Differences
Maiden's Mistake
The Child Comes First
Into Thin Air
A Marriage of Majors
The Colonel and the Kid
A Captain's Honor
An Officer and a Hero
Identity Crisis