I’m a writer, editor, and digital manager in Dayton, Ohio. Co-founder of Bloom : a creative collective.

The basics:

  • I write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction (you can see my published work here)
  • I’m a digital manager for Cox Media Group, managing the Dayton.com brand and food, entertainment and lifestyles content for the Ohio market
  • Recipient of the 2017 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant
  • Named to Newspaper Association of America’s “30 Under 30” List, 2016
  • I speak on creative writing and digital/social media, and often about how the two intersect. I’ve presented at University of Dayton’s ArtStreet, several Antioch Writer’s Workshop mini-sessions, Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference (AWP), and the Ohio Newspaper Association conference.
  • I serve on the Artemis Center Board of Directors
  • I serve on the Planning Committee at Antioch Writer’s Workshop (2014-Present)
  • I’ve worked with numerous publications in an editorial capacity, including Midwestern GothicSpecter Literary Magazine and Peripheral Surveys: A Postmodern Journal of Literature, Arts and Humanism
  • I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Ashland University

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Lynn Albracht

    Hi Ashley,
    I attended your social media workshop at books & co. I have a question. I was thinking about starting a blog with some of my humor columns, but would they be considered to be published works? I do not want to disqualify myself from the Erma Bombeck contest.
    Lynn Albracht

  2. Lori in Ca

    Dear Ashley,

    I just wanted to share my condolences and understand the pain of losing a brother to a heroin overdose. I lost my 34 year old brother (also an addict) to an overdose as well. It is a loss that has marked my life indelibly. Writing about it is a great catharsis and reaches others grappling with the same pain. Thanks for sharing.

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