Local Author Has First Novel Published

By Eric Greene

March 11, 2014 Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM CDT

After four years of rejections and re-writes, a Chillicothe woman today had her first novel published.

Ashley Stambaugh, a wife and mother of two, is the picture of perseverance. In fact, she says her book, "Collide," has been re-worked so much, it barely resembles the original version. It's about a woman named Melina, who collides with an elderly man named Walter. She then starts to hear people’s thoughts and have unsettling visions.
Walter reveals himself as a guiding angel and explains to Melina that she’s a rare type of human who can absorb angel powers. But her special ability is more of a problem for her than a gift.

"Collide" is now available in e-book form through major internet retailers such as amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.