To celebrate the publication of her book Faking Delinquency, Ashley wrote an exclusive letter to her fans and supporters, nicknamed Rainclouds. Ashley first posted Faking Delinquency on Wattpad and has a ton of fans who have eagerly been awaiting this day, when her book is finally published. So this is for you, Rainclouds, whether you’ve been a fan for years or you’re a new addition to the fandom, this is what Ashley has to say to you.
So, we made it! Faking Delinquency has been published, and Falice’s story is actually a paperback novel—with actual paper and everything. Holy crap, that is so crazy amazing!
I remember when I first posted Faking Delinquency. I had absolutely no idea what the heck I was doing or how well it was going to turn out. I had an idea for a first chapter, and that was about it. But I posted anyway, because back then I posted literally every undeveloped story idea I had (which is not to say I develop ideas before posting them now; because there are times when I definitely don’t). I have to say: impulsively posting this story was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Of course I ended up deleting it four chapters in because I realized I had no idea what Falice was supposed to do now that she was at camp, but, hey, I reposted eventually.
I just wanted to say thank you—thank you, thank you, thank you! For reading, for commenting, for messaging me and giving me encouragement, for making me pretty banners and covers, and for being there for me when I need you. I never expected so many of you to enjoy Faking Delinquency, but I am honestly so happy that you decided that my story was worth reading.
There were some stressful moments along the way, but I barely remember those. What I remember is how pumped I felt while writing the chapters, how much I laughed when you all freaked out during certain plot twists, and the joy I felt when reading the comments I received after posting. Even now, I occasionally read through comments and laugh my butt off. Picture me in bed at two in the morning with a hand over my mouth to keep from laughing too hard—because this was literally me over this past summer. You guys are hilarious. Seriously.
I love you all so much. This journey has been a long one, but I’m so glad I took it and that you guys decided it was worth taking, too. Because now, as a result, there is a published novel and a whole lot of great memories. We also have an inside joke about not having sex in the cell, which I never thought would be a thing before Gilbert actually said it. I guess we can thank him for that—thanks, Gilbert!
Thank you so much for everything. Whether you have supported me from the sidelines, have been incredibly vocal, or somewhere in between—I appreciate everything you all have done for me. I probably sound like a broken record player by this point, but I don’t think I can say it enough—thank you so much!
I love you guys! And please feel free to message me (on any platform) at any time. I love hearing from you guys and fangirling about amazing books and movies and stuff.
Love you, lovelies!
Isn’t that lovely? As a big fan of Ashley and Faking Delinquency, this letter makes me smile so much. I’d love to hear what you think and how you’d reply to this letter.