Thanks again to my husband, and my editor, Meghan Nolan, who kept up the encouragement when I was frustrated and discouraged.   Thanks also to my sister-in-law, Gabrielle, who answered all my silly questions about modeling, and my friends Sandy Jeronimo and David Jones, who philosophized with me about artistic integrity when I wasn’t sure I had any left.  Most importantly,  special thanks to all the wonderful pets who have shared my life—each of them went into the animal characters in this book.  Find your own true love at a shelter near you by visiting www.petfinder.com

Readers first met Ashley as Caitlyn’s best friend in Painting Caitlyn.  Now, in Posing as Ashley,  Ashley’s trying to juggle a volunteer position at an animal shelter, a mother who’s undergoing cancer treatments, and a boyfriend who’s  no longer certain of their relationship — all while she’s breaking into the modeling business.  How does a perfectionist like Ashley deal when she realizes she can’t control everything in her life?

Selected, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2009 Best Books for Kids and Teens


"With the same sincerity as Painting Caitlyn (Lobster, 2006), Peters captures the fragility of the teenage soul and creates an honest character in Ashley. Situations such as her parents' divorce, her mom's illness, and a broken heart will resonate with many teens." - School Library Journal, Nov. 2008

he story is straightforward, readable, and honest …teens will appreciate the details and the honesty...." – Montreal Review of Books, Oct. 2008

latest work from Kimberly Joy Peters is destined to be a popular pick amongst teen girls and will likely hold great appeal for reluctant readers ….it is an uncomplicated, highly readable and worthwhile book.” ~ CM: Canadian Review of Materials, Aug. 2008


Winner, Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario (ETFO) 2009 Writer’s Award.

Want MORE Ashley?  Check out the sequel Definitely Not Camelot!


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