I’m a writer, editor, and digital media professional in Dayton, Ohio. I focus on essays, memoir, and creative nonfiction (find my published work here).

I was the recipient of the 2017 Ohioana Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant and hold an MFA from Ashland University. I co-founded bloom creative collective, and if you’re a fan of tiny essays in your inbox, I send out a TinyLetter every now and then.

I’ve spoken at various conferences and workshops, including Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), Antioch Writer’s Mini-Workshops, ArtStreet at the University of Dayton, and the Ohio Newspaper Association Conference.

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.

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3 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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