Ashley Wilda is a writer living in eastern Virginia. Their debut novel The Night Fox, a YA magical realism tale written in poetry and prose about mental health and nature, was published in 2023 with Penguin Random House, and her following YA contemporary novel, Cleave, will be published by Penguin in 2026. They hold an MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. In addition to writing, they love rock climbing, exploring the mountains, creating art, and adventuring with their husband, Ethan, and rescue pup, Phoenix. 


Bark and Bite: YA Stories of Inner Strength

March 23, 2024 11:30AM – 1PM

In both Gone Wolf and The Night Fox, canine creatures allow girls to find their own bark and bite: an inner force each never knew she had.

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