Ashley Walker Sketchbook

Thanks for visiting my books page. While I'm querying publishers, this space is serving as a sketchbook of art and thoughts about works in progress. All of my writing—fiction, narrative nonfiction, and comics—aims to inspire readers to explore and influence the world around them. You can find details of my scientific journal and textbook publications on my resume.

Once Upon a Tiger

While writing my middle-grade eco-fiction set on the Eve of the Year of the Tiger, I drew cats of all kinds: domestic and wild, native and exotic, small and large... and at large in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Isn't it amazing how they can both dominate a landscape and disappear into it?

The Queen's New Moves

I recently wandered into the world of chess—a male-dominated sphere, where, to my surprise, I found centuries of stories featuring  female players. And like pawns advancing toward queenship, women gained status through success on the board. I'm eager to share the herstory of chess with young readers.

The Big Idea

If positive thinking elevates you, could small, nagging fears cut you right down to size? Right before the big game?! This comic exploration of stature, created for a California College of Arts anthology, is a stretch for me as an artist in the making. But I'm armed with a digital pencil, Procreate, and the challenge to think big.

Once Upon a Tiger

While writing my middle-grade eco-fiction set on the Eve of the Year of the Tiger, I drew cats of all kinds: domestic and wild, native and exotic, small and large... and at large in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Isn't it amazing how they can both dominate a landscape and disappear into it?

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The Queen's New Moves

I recently wandered into the world of chess—a male-dominated sphere, where, to my surprise, I found centuries of stories featuring  female players. And like pawns advancing toward queenship, women gained status through success on the board. I'm eager to share the herstory of chess with young readers.

The Big Idea

If positive thinking elevates you, could small, nagging fears cut you right down to size? Right before the big game?! This comic exploration of stature, created for a California College of Arts anthology, is a stretch for me as an artist in the making. But I'm armed with a digital pencil, Procreate, and the challenge to think big.

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