Ashley Hales

Ashley Hales holds a PhD in English from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. After years away, she’s back in the southern California suburbs helping her husband plant a church, chasing her four little children, and writing a book in the wee hours. Her writing has been featured in Books & Culture, ThinkChristian, (in)courage, The Englewood Review of Books, and other places. A member of Redbud Writers Guild, she’s also an editor and contributor at The Mudroom. Find Ashley writing at, on Twitter, or connect on Facebook.

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By Ashley Hales

I was 12 when I discovered how much I loved diagramming sentences. I’d fill cheap spiral notebooks with stories and journals with attempts at poetry. I read by the light of the headlights behind us on road trips...