Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hey y’all! My name is Ashley Moesta and I am a stay at home mom with two children. Formally, I was a child welfare worker for the State of Florida. My sole purpose was to help abuse and neglected children find a happy ending whether that was with their parents, a relative, or an adoptive family. I moved into a case manager supervisor role for about a year before expanding my own family. My husband and I decided at the time it was best for me to stay at home and focus on our children. Staying home has inspired me to write as it was a task I often did at my former job.
I have a passion for helping children and cooking. I started writing recipes books with Deborah Thacker. We have coauthored two to date. Slinging Hash with Deb ‘n’ Ash: Ooey, Gooey Cheese Please (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DD636RM) and Slinging Hash wih Deb ‘n’ Ash: Casseroles in Big Bowls (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BSSG3RM). They were both inspired by our love for southern food.
I started jotting down ideas for children’s books and that is where our next book started. In a notebook. I handed it to Deborah and she took off with the idea and before we knew our next book was created, I Want to Dance! (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G2V2YRT)
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is I Want to Dance! I was really inspired by my daughter. She is so full of energy and has a spirit about her. She loves to dance and from there this book was born.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Dan Brown, Sophia Kensella, and James Patterson.
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on another children’s book about gardening.