Ashley Linkletter grew up in southeastern Ontario, where she graduated with a BA in English Language & Literature from Huron University College. She now lives in Vancouver, BC by the beach with her husband. It was this description of watermelon, from Gerald Durrell’s “My Family and Other Animals,” that set Ashley on a path to food writing:

“Watermelons, their flesh as crisp and cool as pink snow, were formidable botanical cannonballs, each one big enough and heavy enough to obliterate a city. The green and black figs burst with the pressure of their sap, and in the pink splits the gold-green rose beetles sat dazed by the rich, never-ending largesse. Trees had been groaning with the weight of cherries, so that the orchards looked as though some great dragon had been slain among the trees, bespattering the leaves with scarlet and wine-red drops of blood.”

Gerald Durrell, “My Family and Other Animals”

Ashley has worked as a library page, a lab assistant in a microbial testing facility, a dog walker, an invoicer, a quiz writer, a cheesemonger, and now as a professional writer — a career she’s been enjoying for almost a decade.

When she’s not writing, Ashley loves cooking and listening to music (the theme of her personal blog Music With Dinner), going for long walks, continuing her yoga streak, and reading as much horror fiction as she can get her hands on.

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