Jazmin Ashlee – Novelist, Model, and Songwriter – was born in Wiesbaden, Germany on an American military base Tuesday, January 23, 1990. For the first four years of her young life she lived in Germany as a result of her military parents, Grace and Francis. After the short couple of years, she and her family moved to Washington state. Jazmin always had a mind for creativity and as she doodled in her bedroom she shared with her only sister, Nikeia. She would only come up with the most extraordinary things a child could. As expected, her family encouraged her creativity. First there were doodles, then pictures, then intriguing short stories.
At her young age, who would have thought writing would be the road she would take in life? Only God knew and He shared His wisdom through her mind and soul. And throughout her childhood development, Jazmin continued to express everything she felt, thought, and saw on paper; and soon enough, a writer was born.
When Jazmin Ashlee left high school early and entered college – Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA – at the age of 17, she made a promise to herself that she would have a book published before she graduated from college. She wanted to help high school students make the right life decisions and go to college. She believed that if she could do it, others could as well.
With her favorite hobby being writing, she drafted up a storyline that she on-and-off worked on from her freshman to junior year in college. Only during the summer of her junior year did she get the courage to submit a manuscript to a publishing company, Tate Publishing, Inc., for review and possible publication.
After waiting two months, Jazmin received a package in the mail and when she opened it, she saw an acceptance letter, contract, tips/tricks, author reviews, guidelines, and so much more from Tate Publishing, Inc.. Her acceptance letter included the impression her manuscript had on its reviewers, and the response was, “we loved your idea”.
Jazmin’s plans after her college graduation are to visit different high schools around Georgia and soon other states so she can influence the many students of the world the importance of listening/obeying their parents, not giving into peer pressure, planning goals, and going for higher education. She has an open mind for anything which was taught to her by her mother. "Patience is a virtue", she said. And as Jazmin waited and continues to wait, she knows her future is bright and filled with success.