Holiday giveaways!

(Copied directly from my newsletter! 🙂 )

Happy holidays, Harts!
Omigosh, I can’t even! It’s that time of year. HOLI-DAZE, am I right? 😀

So . . . to celebrate a bit . . . I’m doing a few days of giveaways on my Instagram! (@JessAshley87)

I posted one yesterday and one today so come check ’em out! You can enter all of the contests or pick and choose–it’s up to you. 🙂 Anyone can enter, BUT I can only ship prizes to US residents, sorry about that.

Here’s today’s prize so head over to my Insta to check out the rules and enter to win! Contest ends 12/29 at 11:59 EST.

Happiest of holidays, Harts!

xoxo and much love,




All four Unicorn Magic chapter books are now available together in one fantastical paper over board bind-up!

In the Crystal Kingdom, members of the royal family receive a very special present: a Unicorn of their very own, who will guide and protect them for the rest of their life. And for Princess Bella, she is super-excited when she is matched with Glimmer, her official unicorn. Join Princess Bella and Glimmer as they have adventures throughout the Crystal Kingdom.

This glittering bind-up includes Bella’s Birthday UnicornWhere’s Glimmer?Green with Envy, and The Hidden Treasure!

Available now!


Get it now for only $2.99! And the best part? As it says above, ALL proceeds go to Old Friends! That’s where retired racehorse Silver Charm is housed! He’s the thoroughbred who inspired our beloved Charm. <3


Also, if your Canterwood books are looking a little worn ;), my publisher is releasing a limited-edition special box set called BORN TO RIDE that’s available now!

It contains ALL of the Canterwood Crest books in a box set! It’s gorgeous!

Check it out on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Stay in touch with me via Twitter, Snapchat (@jessburkhart), my blog, or Instagram (@jessashley87)!

Charity Book Drive! Chapter books, MG & YA!

Hi, Author Friends!


I’m asking for your help!

In late February or March 2017, I’m going to be visiting the children’s wing of Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s the hospital that treated my brother, Jason, for cancer and treats me for anxiety and depression.

I am going to be reading to the ~300 inpatient children and passing out books! Books that are not handed out will going to Vandy’s children’s library.

So . . . will you help me? Do you have signed or unsigned books to help fill my car when I go to the hospital? If you don’t have extra books, does your publisher? I’ll be asking mine if they’ll be willing to donate extra copies of my books to this worthy cause.

If you’re willing to donate books, please send them to this address:

Jess Ashley
PO Box 446
Dover, TN 37058

Or, email me at hartsforjess AT gmail DOT com if you have questions.

If you can pass this on to any friends, I’d greatly appreciate it! <3

Deadline for books: February 5, 2017

The End: Top 10 NaNoWriMo Prep Tips from a Published WriMo

Yaay! My new #nanowrimo prep guide is up now in the Kindle store! Coming soon in the Nook store. Link in my bio. Xoxo @nanowrimo


All right, people! Who’s doing NaNoWriMo 2016? If you are and you want some advice, I published a guide on Amazon last year! It’s full of tips and tricks that helped me hit 50,000 words in 30 days over 20 times! No, I didn’t do it every *November* but I did do it many, many times to help me write the Canterwood Crest novels or my other books.

So, if you’re either doing NaNoWriMo or are curious about how to speed write, maybe check out my guide. It’s easy to read and PLUS–it only costs . . . $1.99! 🙂

If you get it and like it, I hope you’ll leave a review! Thank you!

xoxo and happy Friday!

5 Rules to Break During NaNoWriMo

Hey, yo!

Here’s a video from 2014 that I filmed about NaNoWriMo. It’s my top 5 rules to “break” during NaNoWriMo. I plan to film new vlogs for 2016, but I want to post some throwback vids here too. Hope you enjoy and please share if you know of anyone who might find this helpful/interesting! 🙂


I’m jessicab_87 on NaNo if you want to friend me!


Cover copyright © 2016 Maggie Dana


edited by Jessica Burkhart and Natalie Keller Reinert 
Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas themed set of short stories from some of your fave equestrian writers! Featuring Mara Dabrishus, Maggie Dana, Brittney Joy and more! Also, includes a NEW Canterwood Crest holiday short story from best-seller Jessica Burkhart. 
Coming soon from,, Kobo and iTunes. ALL proceeds benefit Old Friends–a Kentucky charity that cares for retired racehorses.
I’m SUPER excited to bring my Harts a BRAND NEW Canterwood story featuring . . . Sasha and . . . IT’S A SECRET! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You’ll have to read the anthology to find out! Hahaha! But oooooh, am I have fun writing it! *evil smirk*
Love you all!

Event! Nashville Public Library on 10/17


I’ve got a new gig this month, so come out and see me! 🙂

Here are the deets:

Nashville Public Library (Bellevue)

720 Baugh Road
Nashville, TN 37221
Branch Manager
Katherine Bryant
(615) 862-5854
When? October 17th (Monday) at 4:30pm
What? I’ll be speaking about writing my books (Canterwood Crest, Unicorn Magic, and Wild Hearts as well as doing a Q&A. If you have any of my books that you’d like me to sign, please bring them!)
What age group? All ages!
Cost? FREE!