Ashley Sargeant Hagan has the mind of Agatha Christie with the soul of Mark Twain.  Like Christie, she probes the hearts and minds of her characters, and of society, revealing the motivation behind what people do and say.  Like Twain, she views everything with a humorous and witty eye.  Her writing style is influenced by the nineteenth century novels she loves, but is combined with a very present-day use of dialogue.

Originally from Lakeland, Florida, she is a long-time resident of Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her musician husband and their three children. She loves cats, mysteries, history, and tea, and she is serving as the current president of Sisters in Crime of Middle Tennessee.  When she’s not writing, you’ll find her involved with Historic Nashville and volunteering for the Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm.