My books are most often set in Western North Carolina locations because I love small towns, and there seems to be one around every curve of the highway here. Many sites are picturesque, and I tend to meet quirky characters when I visit a new location. And the only thing I love more than small towns are quirky characters. Maybe I attract them? Hmm.

The other characteristic common to my books is humor, because I believe humor makes life not only bearable but keeps the world from blowing up. Or burning down. Either way, comedy is a must! I hope you agree and find a laugh or two in my novels and novellas.

If you also like quirky characters and humor, check out Katie Sheridan's (heroine of Death Stretch) blog here on my website - she offers handy home repair tips written in her own inimitable style.  And Mona, owner of The Chocolate Fix (a character in all my mysteries), posts easy-to-make recipes that will make dessert at your dinner party a success! I hope you'll enjoy reading their words.

Thanks for stopping by,


Upcoming Release

March 3, 2017 from The Wild Rose Press

"This was Mr. Studly? Mr. Klutz more like."


Long ago, Julia Wilkinson left home and didn't look back. Now she's unwillingly facing her parents' ghosts - and their plans for her love life.

Sam Bradley has a ghost of his own, his interfering and opinionated deceased father. He's a parent with definite ideas about whom Sam should date.

Julia and Sam think they're happy singles and resist their supernatural matchmakers. But when the ghosts combine efforts, all bets are off. Will Julia and Sam heed advice from the other side, or will they go their own way?



Newest Release


"His slow smile suggested he’d surmised my calculation of his hotness factor. To the tenth decimal. And he didn’t mind my interest."

  Released by The Wild Rose Press on June 29, 2016, Reading Between the Lives places supernatural skeptic Gabriella Jung in the middle of a time slip. Computer geek Adrian Comstock is pulled in behind her, and together they must navigate time, space, and the 1860s.


The Wild Rose Press: http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4332-reading-between-the-lives.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Reading-Between-Lives-Ashantay-Peters-ebook/dp/B01G45PLXK/



About the Author

Ashantay Peters loves escaping into a well-written book. Okay, she's addicted to books. She even reads food labels. The last is often feebly excused as an attempt to maintain health, but her friends know the truth. 

Ashantay lives in the mountains of western North Carolina, a happy transplant from the much colder (and flatter) Midwest. She doesn't miss the snow or below zero temps, or the short and brutally humid summers. The museums and concerts are another story, however.

Please contact Ashantay via this website if you'd like to know more. She'll get back with you as soon as she comes in from the yard, volunteering at the library, or when taking a break from writing her next book.

On Facebook, contact her via user name Ashantay.Peters. She's also on Twitter under AshantayPeters.