J.W. Ashley and April O. live in Taiwan. When they’re not writing novels or blogging, they teach, scoot around the city, shop, and find new ways to be pleased about life. J. W. is constantly clicking away on her keyboard, sipping green tea, and eating chocolate covered almonds. April is baking cookies, beautifully balancing work and life, and doing tree poses.
After earning their Master’s Degrees in English Literature, J.W. and April decided to pursue their true love: H.E.A.’s. The first book in JW’s paranormal series Into The Woods was released in October through F+W Media imprint Crimson Romance. JW Ashley (known to her friends as Jessica Wise) worked with the folks over at TED-Ed to create a video about How Fiction Can Change Reality, which was recently featured on Upworthy.
Currently, April and J.W. are writing entries for an Encyclopedia of Romance Fiction to be published by Greenwood/ABC-CLIO. A series of novels starring Japanese Idols and the Ladies that love them is also in the works–the first will be available Spring 2013! In January 2013, they began a YouTube series called Romance in Real Life: 100 Days of Romance Therapy.