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Ashley Mills Monaghan is an award winning children's author and musician. Her first book, "A Little Goes a Long Way" won several awards and kept her busy over the years with author visits to schools, museums, book stores and festivals.


Monaghan, a former preschool educator and enthusiast, has over 20 years experience working and writing for young children but only started releasing her children's music in 2020. Since then she was labeled 'the one to watch' by Digital Journal and her song 'If I Tell Myself I Can' won third place in an international song competition. More recently, she was hired on to write songs for an animated series pitch, 'The Little Witch' and also composed music for the documentary 'Like, Share, Comment & Subscribe,' which has been selected to feature at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival. She was just nominated as 'Global Artist of the Year' for Funky Kids Radio, Australia. Her song 'Grateful' was also nominated for 'Best Song of the Year' (won 4th Place) for the same international competition and was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Her first album, 'Good Times,' was also featured as the High Five Album of the Week for Kinderling Kids Radio, Australia and has a review in the School Library Journal in the article featured '11 Family Music Albums to Get Kids Moving!'  ‘Good Times’  was also on the initial ballot for the Grammy® Awards this year in the Best Children’s Music Album category. She has received rave reviews on her releases and has been featured as a special guest on several youtube channels, placed on Spotify playlists, received radio play and has been featured as guests on several podcasts. She was also featured on a full page spread for 'Moms Town Magazine,' which also featured her on the front cover. Ashley still keeps busy teaching in local preschools running the music programs while creating new content for her classes.


Monaghan is currently working on an exciting project with Mac Productions and working on her next children's album. She currently has a ton of creative and collaborative projects in the works! Ashley is a member of Children's Music Network and ASCAP. 

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"Ashley Mills Monaghan is an innovative artist, who performs her music with an energy and vitality second to none."

           - Dez Staunton, Electric Kids Music, Australia 

"It's like a warm hug, but in a song."

              - Matthew DeGuzman

"Ashley Mills Monaghan deserves to become the next Laurie Berkner in the children's music genre."

                           - The Digital Journal

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