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About Ashlyn

I love writing, but I hate writing about myself. I'd rather write about you if I'm being completely honest. But in order to not seem like some strange woman off the internet, I'll give you a bit of background on me!

I grew up in a small town in rural California and earned my B.F.A. in Musical Theater (and minor in Communication) at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, SC. After graduating, I moved to NYC where I lived for three years before relocating to Nashville. I'm currently working towards my Master's Degree in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. I currently work as a managing editor at an independent publishing company here in Nashville. And that brings us up to date!


I've worked a variety of jobs from being on a farm to being on a stage to being in a cubicle. In short, I've lived the big city life, the small-town life, the southern life, the northern life, and you get the idea. I've experienced a lot of different walks of life and can adapt my writing to reflect a niche or broad audience.

Above everything else, I am a creative and a collaborator. I am dedicated to producing the best possible version of a project. I am eager to learn and grow, and I love a challenge. I'm an extremely passionate person when it comes to the things I love, and I love listening to people talk about what they're passionate about.

My essay "Okay" was included in Women Write Now: Women in Trauma, an anthology of personal stories of trauma and recovery from women around the world. My essay "Dog in a Box" can be found in the Spring 23 issue of Ignatian Literary Magazine. 

M is for Music City, publishing in November 2023, is something I've been working on with my amazing co-authors and incredible illustrator. It's the perfect book for anyone who loves Nashville.

When I'm not working you can probably find me reading, baking, crafting something, or screaming at a football game on TV. 

If you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to reach out! I'd love to hear from you!


Writing Samples


"Okay" - Women Write Now: Women in Trauma

My essay is included in Women Write Now: Women in Trauma, an anthology of personal stories of trauma and recovery from women around the world. "Okay" is a short story about grappling with the reality of sexual trauma and figuring out what really is (and isn’t) “okay.”


The Importance of Being Earnest Dramaturgy Binder

This is a sample of a dramaturg's binder for Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. It covers the play itself, the author, the period, the genre, and ideas for production. This project fully encompasses my natural writing style and my dedication to research.

"10 Reasons It Why It Sucked to be a Woman in the Victorian Era"

This is a sample list based on research on Victorian societal norms and customs.

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Weighting For Warriors, LLC. Website and Blog

I currently work as the marketing manager for Weighting For Warriors, a small business focused on physical and mental health for soldiers and civilians alike. I designed their website and keep it updated, help with merchandise, run select social media pages and more! I may be biased, but they're an awesome company that you should check out!

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"How to Help Your Remote Learner Learn to Read"

This blog post is a compilation of seven strategies I've picked up while working one-on-one with various students learning to read.

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"Entering the Show at Intermission"

This is a personal nonfiction essay published by the Literary Management and Dramaturg's Association (LMDA) for their "Dramaturging the Phoenix" project. The essay was featured on LMDA's social media platforms the week of October 6.  |  209-277-5945

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