Going Gray: with Award-Winning Military Romance Writer Heather Ashby

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Going Gray: with Award-Winning Military Romance Writer Heather Ashby

My “Going Gray” guest today is award-winning author Heather Ashby, a Navy veteran, whose mother was one of the original Navy WAVES in WWII.

After leaving the service, Ashby taught school and raised a family while accompanying her Navy husband around the U.S., Japan and the Middle East.

In gratitude for her Army son’s safe return from Afghanistan and Iraq, she now writes contemporary military romance novels, donating a percentage of her royalties to support wounded warriors and their families. Half of all proceeds from her book sales will benefit Fisher House Foundation– Helping Military Families.

Her book, Forgive & Forget, which started as a stand-alone project under the title Red Sky at Night in 2010, won the Florida Writer’s Association Book of the Year Award. Her original manuscript evolved into a four-book series contracted for publication by Henery Press in 2013. Forgive & Forget, Ashby’s debut novel, was named a Best of 2013 Book by Suspense Magazine. Forget Me Not, Ashby’s second title in the “Love in the Fleet” series earned her a Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart® nomination in 2012.

Heather is a member of Romance Writers of America® and several specialty chapters, including First Coast Romance Writers. She is also proud to belong to the military author group RomVets, “military women who have turned the sword to pen.”

She lives in Atlantic Beach, Fla., with her retired Naval engineer husband and three rescue cats. They both continue to be active in the Jacksonville, Fla., military community.

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Heather Ashby

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