Cowles, Ashlee

Cowles, Ashlee
Birth Year (-Died Year)
Birth City
Ft. Knox
Birth State
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
High School Literature and Writing Teacher - PPCC Adjunct Instructor

Ashlee Cowles grew up an Army "brat" and has lived in many places, but her earliest memories are of Pikes Peak and she always seems to find her way back to Colorado Springs. She teaches literature/writing at an online high school, and philosophy at Pikes Peak Community College. Her debut Young Adult novel, Beneath Wandering Stars (Merit Press, August 2016), incorporates her love of international travel and her lifelong connection to the military community. Learn more at her website,

2017 Colorado Book Award Winner - Beneath Wandering Stars (Young Adult Literature category)
Irene Goodman Historical Fiction Pitch Contest - First Place award, August 2011, for Time Keepers manuscript
Paul Gillette Award (Pikes Peak Writers) - Third Place award for Young Adult Fiction, April 2011, for Time Keepers manuscript
Paul Gillette Award (Pikes Peak Writers) - Second Place award for Historical Fiction, April 2010, for To the Ends of the Earth manuscript
M. Litt. in Medieval History from University of St. Andrews, Scotland - M.T.S. in Theological Ethics from Duke University - Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Theology from University of San Diego
The Anselm Society - Pikes Peak Writers - Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Speaker Availability
Speaker Topics
How Military Brat Life Shaped Me As a Writer - GRIT: The Unique Strengths of Military Kids - Wandering Writers: How to Use Travel to Write Authentic Stories - Every Hero is Also a Pilgrim: Using the Hero's Journey in All Genres - Why Imagination Will Change the World.

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