Here’s the thing…
I love books and I love to code. Sometimes I love one more than the other, but this constantly flip flops back and forth. In winter my blog might be 90% books, then in summer it might be 90% code. That’s just the way it is.
If you’re going to be following my blog, you need to be cool with both.
Hey, I’m Ashley
I’m a 28 year old American girl living in England. You see, I fell in love with this guy who has a hot, British accent. You know what I’m talking about, ladies. It just sounds so dreamy. So I left my life in sunny California, ran away to the land of clouds and rain, and married the love of my life.
I started designing and coding when I was about 12 and playing Neopets. I created awesome “pet pages” for my Neopets. I had a snazzy collection of “Lookup of the Week CHAMPION” and “Site Spotlight CHAMPION” trophies. I was pretty awesome.
Now, I’m a badass WordPress developer—the kind that actually does sit around all day in yoga pants. I build themes and plugins (some free, some paid, some in the repo, some not).
I create WordPress stuff for bookish people
I started out creating products for book lovers. My first plugin was the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin, which is still my bestselling product (over 1000 sales—hell to the yes!).
After a while, I created the equivalent for authors, called Novelist.
Other stuff I like
- Sugar free hazelnut syrup
- Disney movies
- C.L. Wilson (current favourite author)
Places you may have seen me
- Speaker/moderator at Blogger Con, BookExpo America (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Genius bar at Blogtacular 2015
Check out my free downloads
I have a vault of free resources, including plugins, themes, presentations, and PDFs.