Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Real Ashley Clarke


I received an email a week or two ago from the 'real' Ashley Clarke. Check it out. It's pretty spooky, since I've never met Ashlie. And kudos to Ashlie, for letting me post. I can't wait to meet you! :)

Hello, 

My name is Ashlie Clark, it is spelled a little different than the character in your new book, "Screwball". Wait it gets better as I go on. I am a 12U second year pitcher who has played 14U for experience... and with the push of my dad. I have a best friend named Katie, just like one of the characters, 'Kate' in the book. On my team right now, there's a pitcher named 'Missy'. When I was playing my last year of league ball, I was on a team called the "Crush". Coach D is the first initial of my dad's first name, which was the coach of the Crush. I ordered your new book and read it in one whole day! I was really anxious to read the book! I really enjoyed every bit of the book! It's really crazy because there are so many similar things me and Ashley have. It's almost like you know me. As I read the book I noticed a couple of things I have been in the same situation as Ashley. I really loved the book and I'm glad I read it. 

It's so weird that there is an actual Ashlie Clark out there who not only plays softball, but shares so many similarities with the main character of SCREWBALL. Surreal, since everything I wrote is courtesy of my crazy imagination. 

Yay! - Nicole from the amazing book review site, Word for Teens, reviewed SCREWBALL yesterday. Thanks, Nicole! 

12 comments:

Amy Addison said...

Spooky. It's one of those art imitating life things. Just goes to show that you created an incredibly realistic situation in your book...it will really resonate with readers. Good for you!

keri mikulski :) said...

Thanks, Amy. It was really weird. :)

Kelly Parra said...

Wow, that is so neat! I haven't gotten that close with facts, but I seem to come across real people with my characters' names, too!

PJ Hoover said...

Oooh, awesome and creepy all at the same time!

keri mikulski :) said...

It's a small world. :)

Stephanie J said...

Whoa that's crazy. It's definitely a smaller world tha I realize.

Alyson Noel said...

Wow--that's sooo cool! Looks like you were dipping into the universal consciousness (forgive me, I'm deep into all things paranormal lately!)!

Brooke Taylor said...

Ditto what PJ said, LOL

Tasha said...

That is so cool for the both of you! I think it would be amazing to have the same name as a character in a book, especially a good one:)

keri mikulski :) said...

Alyson - Thanks.. Yeah, you are pretty neck deep in all things paranormal. Can't wait to check it out when you're done. :)

Brooke - Yes, definitely..

Tasha - Thanks! Come to think of it, I've actually picked up books for friends just because the MC character's name is the same.

Trish Doller said...

Whoa! That was freaky. And cool!

Angela said...

Wow!
That's so amazing!

Great fan mail!