Ashley "A.M." Ruggirello is an INFP author with glorious purple and gray hair, who currently lives in Beer and Cheese Land, Wisconsin with her husband, dog, and cat. When not lost in the fictional world of Skyrim (The Elder Scrolls; PSN: supersmaaashley), she can be found exploring design patterns and typography combinations, manipulating (hacking) website code, or with pen & paper in hand, writing her many YA and Adult novels (see below).
She considers herself a designer by nature, a writer at heart, and always wanted to make video game walk-throughs as a child. (She still does. Things don't change that much.) Ashley’s favorite color is chartreuse, and she has an undeniable attraction to moss (not of the Kate variety).
Ashley is currently seeking representation for One Thousand Stars That Bind (Romanian Nights Book I), a YA alt-history retelling of Aladdin depicting the fall of communism in 1989 Romania with a fairytale twist.
One Thousand Stars That Bind was a Pitch 2 Publication2016 (#P2P16) and #PitchMAS 2016 finalist.
A companion to One Thousand Stars That Bind, Ashley is putting together a cookbook proposal for From Dill To Dracula: A Romanian Food & Folklore Cookbook, based on her blog by the same name.
A sequel to One Thousand Stars That Bind is currently in progress.
// Master of Disguise is my favorite movie, and I've been known to do impressions of its quotes.
// I am a Whovian, so much so that I have a tattoo of it on my body. Ten will always be my doctor.
// I have a fetish with Jacks: Jack Skellington (TNBC), Jack Kelly (Newsies) and Jack Sparrow (POTC).
// I was always jealous of Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot), and wanted to be just like her as a kid.
// My favorite video game is Beyond Good & Evil, so much so that I cosplay Jade.
// Inuyasha has been the base of so many of my male characters. His relationship with Kagome is absolutely a better love story than Twilight. (Also, I've made myself look like Inu.)
// I sing karaoke. My go-to songs include Ex's & Oh's (Elle King) and Somebody to Love (Queen).
// I've seen the guys from Whose Line is it Anway? live multiple times. My bucket list is to be called on stage during a skit.
// One of my goals in life is to master a Christopher Walken impression.
// I married my long distance HS sweetheart. He may not have been in HS at the time, but it still counts!
// Cats. ALL THE CATS.
Ashley is also working on...
An Adult Gothic Sci-Fi series, A Valley of Blood and Bones, where vampires are going extinct, and one woman's (who shifts from vampire to human like some sort of paranormal Hulk) might be the key to saving their existence.
An Adult Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic novel, The Last Hope of Sin, a poetic, video game inspired story of government conspiracy, deadly viruses, and human monsters.
A New Adult Sci-Fi novel, Elements & Echoes (temporary title), where X-Men meets Assassin's Creed—first, metal objects are drawn to Aislinn; then, it's people's memories.
Ashley always has new novel ideas swirling around in her head, so this list is sure to change in the future. Thanks for checking!