Ashley Wren Collins  Writer

Ashley is a published author, journalist, ghostblogger, ghostwriter, editor 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.


Ashley received a scholarship to study at the Disquiet International Literary Program for her short story, “Aunt Maryann Was Stolen.” 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 is a frequent contributor to the online and print versions of Moviemaker Magazine and has interviewed John Patrick Shanley and Mary Stuart Masterson, as well as covered various film festivals.  She also writes for The Huffington Post, where she has interviewed Gael Garcia Bernal, Benicio del Toro, Alexander Siddig, Todd Lieberman, Joshua Leonard and more.