Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Beacon news reporter Lindsey Fox is on the verge of breaking a huge story of political corruption that will make her career and make her famous journalist parents proud — or she could be thrown in jail and fired. It really could go either way.

Her recent streak of bad luck continues when Lindsey finds herself facing a bogus contempt charge — and attorney Ben Gillespie is appointed to get her out of the slammer. They once had a bad date of epic proportions—stilted conversation, food poisoning, burglary, towed car. Then there was the incident with the pepper spray. Lindsey never believed she’d see the sexy lawyer again.

Ben can totally believe that Lindsey is behind bars. The woman is trouble. Now he has to get his new client out of jail, keep her out of the grasp of a crazed bike messenger and a shady P.I., help her save her job, and convince her to put down the pepper spray and give him another chance.


Ellie, what’s the story behind the title of your book?
A Good Kind of Trouble was not the original title I had in mind for this book. I was trying to go to sleep one night when I came up with what I thought was a great and hilarious title, but reviews were split on whether Trust Me, I’m a Lawyer was the best title. Since the book had morphed from a novella to a long novel and then to a series, I needed to find titles for the four (four!) other books that I planned for the Trouble in Twin Rivers series. Now the books are also linked by the word Trouble in the title.

Tell us about your series. Is this book a standalone, or do readers need to read the series in order?
A Good Kind of Trouble is the first book in the Trouble in Twin Rivers series but readers will be able to read them as standalone books. The series revolves around Ben’s coworkers at the Fields Law Group. The second book is the story of Fiona Larkin, one of the other lawyers in the office, and FBI Agent Matt Pritchard. You can get a brief introduction to them in the first book.

Where’s home for you?
I’m a California native and am happy in any corner of my home state. And I’ve lived in most of those corners at one point or another.

What makes you happy?
Bad weather, especially fog and rain; dogs; travel. Good books, good food, and good friends. I’m generally a happy person, so this list could get out of hand.

What dumb things did you do during your college years?
Dropped out! I eventually went back once I developed more of an attention span and figured out what I wanted to do with my life.

Do you have another job outside of writing?
Yes, I’m an attorney. While I’d love to write full-time, I do enjoy my job. But I sure wouldn’t mind working part-time at my day job so I could write more.

What’s one of your favorite quotes?
“Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” — Edward Abbey

If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?

I did love Italy. And England. Oh, and Ireland! France was beautiful. Perhaps I’d live somewhere overseas with a Eurorail pass as my address.

Sounds nice! What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received about your writing?
An editor called A Good Kind of Trouble a “fun, modern twist on Moonlighting,” and I will forever be grateful for those words. It gave me confidence that readers would get me and would connect with my characters. 

What are you working on now?
I’m right in the middle of the third book in the Miranda Vaughn Mysteries series, tentatively titled Lucky Penny. Then I’ll be diving into the half-finished second book in the Trouble in Twin Rivers series, which I hope will be released next spring. I’m really looking forward to sharing Fiona Larkin’s story with readers in 2016!


Ellie Ashe has always been drawn to jobs where she can tell stories—journalist, lawyer, and now writer. Writing quirky romantic mysteries is how she gets the "happily ever after" that so often is lacking in her day job. When not writing, you can find her with her nose in a good book, watching far too much TV, or trying out new recipes on unsuspecting friends and family. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats, all of whom worry when she starts browsing the puppy listings on

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