Ashley Wren Collins  Writer

Ashley is a published author, journalist, editor, digital content producer, and writer-for-hire.  Read glowing reviews and recommendations for her writing.


You can purchase Ashley’s books, the 6th edition of The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to New York City (Globe Pequot Press, 2014), The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Los Angeles (Globe Pequot Press, 2011) and Produce Your Own Damn Movie! with Lloyd Kaufman (Focal Press, 2009) in bookstores everywhere. She is currently at work on a book with Russ Giguere about his time as an original member of The Association.


Ashley received a scholarship to study at the Disquiet International Literary Program for her short story, “Aunt Maryann Was Stolen,” which was published by Cosmonauts Avenue. Another one of her short stories, "Daddy's Girl," received the SLS-St. Petersburg Review prize and was published in the St. Petersburg Review. She was also awarded a writing fellowship with The Edward F. Albee Foundation.


Ashley has been a frequent contributor to the online and print versions of Moviemaker Magazine and The Huffington Post.