Ashleigh's News & Fun Facts
Ashleigh loves to go to conventions and hobnob with whatever celebrities they can get their picture taken with. Their particular faves are Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from Supernatural.
Lisa was in the 100th episode of Angel. She played one of the dead nuns (the one with her eyes open) lying on the floor.
Ashleigh was the creative writing team in a major Alternate Reality Game for Warner Brothers Studios. We could tell you what movie, but then we'd get in trouble.
Lisa polished Thor's helmet (for the Thor movie) and installed the eyes in THE costume for the Amazing Spider-Man.
Jen was a production assistant on Hellraiser: Inferno.
Lisa was directed by Clint Eastwood in Changeling with Angelina Jolie.
Ashleigh collects in-person autographs personalized to Ashleigh Raine rather than either Lisa or Jen.
Lisa is a member of the West Coast T.A.P.S. team. Yes, she's a Ghost Hunter. No, she's not on the show.
Jen grew up in a haunted house and has lots of interesting true ghost stories from that time.
Lisa is the founder of Twilight's Fancy and makes the jewelry referenced in Ashleigh Raine's books.
All About Ashleigh Raine
Sometimes two people meet, become good friends, and share a lot in common. When you’re really lucky, you meet someone who understands you, who thinks like you, can finish your sentences and together, the both of you can create whole new worlds.
Ashleigh Raine is a multi-published, award-winning writing team made up of lifelong friends, Jennifer and Lisa. Living in the Los Angeles area, they have both worked various jobs in the Entertainment industry including stagehand, script reader, feature film production assistant, precision driver, theatrical lighting designer, seat filler and background actor.
Whether it’s having tea in Santa Monica and spotting a favorite celebrity at the table next to us, or disappearing into the world of Talisman Bay and visiting with our characters, Lisa and Jen live life to the fullest. We hope you’ll join us on the ride.
Posts from Ashleigh
By Ashleigh.Raine On Nov 21 2012, 8:00 am
This weekend, Lisa and I met our best friend Wendy at Disneyland, a great meeting point for the three of us, since Lisa and I live North of Los Angeles, and Wendy lives in San Diego. Over dinner, as we were toasting being together, we realized we were celebrating a milestone—twenty-five years of friendship.
This got me thinking about relationships in the books I read…and write. I love to read about friendships in books. You can learn a lot about what makes people tick from the company they keep. Since Lisa and I are best friends and we write together under the pen name Ashleigh Raine, it’s second nature for us to include friendships in our books. Blaina and Samantha, who are featured in our books Acting on Impulse and Driven to Distraction, and Mariah and Twyla, from Lover’s Talisman and Forsaken Talisman. Both those sets of friends share a lot in common with Lisa and I, and Wendy too, in the way they talk, interact, and in how they’d do anything for each other. Read more…
By Ashleigh.Raine On Jun 15 2012, 2:00 am
At least a few times every year we (Jen and Lisa, both halves of Ashleigh Raine) seek out adventures. Sometimes, they’re as small as a day trip to the beach and sometimes, well, they’re a little bigger. Case in point, our most recent sojourn. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoy [...]
By Ashleigh.Raine On Jan 6 2012, 1:31 am
Jen: One of the most popular questions any author is asked is “where do you get your ideas?” For our Hollywood Heat series: Acting on Impulse, Driven to Distraction and the soon-to-be-released Starstruck, some of our real-life Hollywood experiences have become fictional fodder.
Lisa: Because I have worked for years in the entertainment industry, I’ve had quite a few adventures, mostly as an extra. I’ve played an alien, a recovering nymphomaniac, a few hookers, a dead nun and quite a few pedestrians. One said pedestrian experience was on a better-left-forgotten Christmas movie with Ben Affleck. Myself and another extra walked behind him as he argued with a co-star. Well, in one of the takes, he gestured by throwing his arm out…and nearly clotheslined me. He had no idea we were coming up behind him. I was able to duck and sort of swish around his outstretched hand. Of course, since it was a close call, I told Jen about it and we agreed it might be fun to put that in a book somewhere.
By Ashleigh.Raine On May 26 2010, 7:00 am
Jen: Today is my son’s last day of school. He’s been counting down the days for the last two months, and every day on the way to school he’s shouted loud and clear just how many days he had remaining. For me, today comes with mixed emotions. I’ve got multiple deadlines piling up, lots of [...]
By Ashleigh.Raine On Feb 21 2010, 6:38 am
It’s always exciting to have a book coming out, whether in ebook or paperback. That moment of seeing or holding the final product, knowing other people are going to read the story you put your heart and soul into, is amazing, enervating, blissful even. Then Lisa and I (I being Jen—Lisa and I are best [...]
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