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Ashley Forkey Finds Freeway to Authorship and Advocacy

Many of us enjoy curling up with a good book at the end of a long, tiring day, but it is not every day that the book you are holding bears your own name on the cover. Such is the case for one Ashley Forkey ’22, whose “Thoughts You Never Dreamt of Thinking” is available to purchase on Amazon right now. 
 
Marrying her passions for both advocacy and literature, Ashley was inspired to put a collection of poems, aphoristic quotations, and stunning watercolor paintings together in order to raise awareness for the plight of the endangered Gibbon. In fact, a portion of the proceeds of all book sales will go directly towards supporting conservation efforts in the name of the Gibbon species.
 
In our latest installment of our critically-acclaimed "Community Service Stories" interview series, we learned that Ashley benefited from the mentorship of her English teacher, Mrs. Erika Gettig while mining her heart and toiling over the computer keys during her writing phase. Although it was initially anticipated that it would be several more months before the book’s release, one of the positive elements of recent stay-at-home orders was that productive people such as Ashley were able to transform their newly acquired free time into tangible, creative outputs. 
 
Saint Andrew’s School is proud to welcome Ashley to the exclusive list of student published authors, and we congratulate her on this most unique and impressive accomplishment. Please click here to enjoy our recent interview with our young, budding author, and to learn how you can acquire your own copy of “Thought You Never Dreamt of Thinking."
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