Author: A. L. Heard

Ashley, pen name A. L. Heard, fandom name jhoom, is a 35-year-old teacher, writer, and mother of two little boys. She’s been writing fanworks since she discovered back in her middle school days; the platform has changed and the writing’s improved, but Ashley ultimately still spends her free time writing about characters she adores in worlds she’d like to explore. Her first novel, Hockey Bois, was published in 2021. In between writing projects, she works as a language teacher in the Pittsburgh area, plays hockey, and plays trains with her sons.

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The cover of the book "Aim For The Heart." It shows a person of indeterminate general in shades of red in the center of the image. They're dressed in a doublet over a collared shirt, thick gloves, and a broad-brimmed feathered hat. Only their nose and mouth show, the rest of their face covered by the hat, and the are smiling broadly. Their hands clasp the sides of their shirt, spreading it apart to reveal the center of their chest beneath. Three swords emerge from off-canvas, and their points converge just before the person's chest, the points crossed and aimed for the person's heart. In the background, two indistinct figures in historical, lace-trimmed dresses are shown in shades of gray; both reach for the central figure, one touching their face and chin, the other reaching for their shoulder. Text over the image reads "A Duck Prints Press Anthology. Aim For The Heart. Queer Fanworks Inspired by Alexandre Dumas's 'The Three Musketeers'"

Aim For The Heart: Queer Fanworks Inspired by Alexandre Dumas’s “The Three Musketeers” (author contributor, editor) – forthcoming