Creativity and the Camino ft. Ashlee Cowles


Do you know what it’s like to put your heart + soul into a work of creativity…and be rejected? I sure do—and so does Ashlee Cowles, today’s guest and the author of YA novel BENEATH WANDERING STARS. Ashlee + I are chatting all about writing, her creative process, and why she thinks its important to market her book not as a “Catholic book” even though it has themes of truth and beauty. We also talk about which book is bringing her closer to God and how her pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago influenced her writing. I loved hearing about Ashlee’s journey and I hope you do too!

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Topics discussed:

  • Why Ashlee decided to walk the Camino and the impact it had on her

  • What her journey towards publishing a book was like

  • How she’s handled professional rejection

  • How writing and creativity help her strengthen her relationship with Jesus

  • Why it’s important for her to engage with secular media

  • What’s been bringing Ashlee closer to God

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