About Ashley

Hello,  Thank you for visiting my website! My film thoughts are lovingly and purely from my opinion and posted on Thursdays. On Tuesdays, I post about books I have a bookmark in. For short stories, my ideas come from daily experiences and thoughts crawling through my mind, begging for attention. I sleep next to an open notebook. My pen always seems to jam when I have a great idea. My growing stack of books keeps my imagination open. Receiving an email from my local library that my books arrived is my feeling of Pavlov's dog hearing the bell.  With 826 National, I am a Personal Statements Volunteer. Sitting across from high school seniors, sure and unsure of higher education, they leave the session with powerful words on paper. More empowered to apply for college. I am also a Young Authors Book Project Volunteer and Editor, a yearly project where high school students have the opportunity to become a published author.  I graduated from San Francisco State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Creative Writing with a fiction concentration. My work has been published in At The Margins, Rigorous, Blink-Ink and Brit + Co. I read short fiction for CRAFT Literary Journal. I am querying literary agents for my debut novel. I reside in Los Angeles, CA.  You can contact me on Twitter @driedinkpen or by email, ashleypaulpen@gmail.com.

Hello,

Thank you for visiting my website! My film thoughts are lovingly and purely from my opinion and posted on Thursdays. On Tuesdays, I post about books I have a bookmark in. For short stories, my ideas come from daily experiences and thoughts crawling through my mind, begging for attention. I sleep next to an open notebook. My pen always seems to jam when I have a great idea. My growing stack of books keeps my imagination open. Receiving an email from my local library that my books arrived is my feeling of Pavlov's dog hearing the bell.

With 826 National, I am a Personal Statements Volunteer. Sitting across from high school seniors, sure and unsure of higher education, they leave the session with powerful words on paper. More empowered to apply for college. I am also a Young Authors Book Project Volunteer and Editor, a yearly project where high school students have the opportunity to become a published author.

I graduated from San Francisco State University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English & Creative Writing with a fiction concentration. My work has been published in At The Margins, Rigorous, Blink-Ink and Brit + Co. I read short fiction for CRAFT Literary Journal. I am querying literary agents for my debut novel. I reside in Los Angeles, CA.

You can contact me on Twitter @driedinkpen or by email, ashleypaulpen@gmail.com.