You Really Can Be Anything

You Really Can Be Anything

Ashley & Robin

That's me at about four years old, and that's my dad. (Don't worry. He doesn't have the mustache anymore.)

I get asked a lot if I always knew I wanted to be a writer.


As soon as I was old enough to put letters into something that might be a word, I would sit with a yellow legal pad, gripping one of those fat, green pencils, my hair in a ponytail, pushing my always-too-long bangs out of my eyes, writing out my stories.

I made up people, and I wrote about them. At 32, not a lot has changed.

Except, of course, that today my debut novel LOSING CLEMENTINE comes out. It’s a big day when your childhood dream comes true. So thank you.

Thank you to the editors, the publicists, the designers and printers. Thank you to my agent and the whole team that made this possible. Thank you to my friends and my family. And most especially thank you to the readers. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


  • Colin

    06.03.2012 at 14:45

    Congratulations, Ashley! 🙂

  • Tiffany Greenfield

    06.03.2012 at 20:34

    Congratulations on your dream coming true. I am so happy for you!

  • Cheryl

    06.03.2012 at 23:49

    Woooo! The day has come!! Congrats Ms. Ream.

  • Stephanie Elliot

    08.03.2012 at 21:30

    Awesome news–congratulations! It’s a dream I’m still working on. In the meantime, I love featuring incredible authors on my book review blog and Losing Clementine will be up there soon! Way to GO!