​​​​​​The Official Website of Author Ashley Cowger 

What's New?

My new short story collection manuscript, A Visit From a Relative​, earned Honorable Mention in the Leapfrog Fiction Contest.


My story "Thirty-Eight Today" appears in Issue 137 of ​Prime Number Magazine.


My story "Louise Roberta Crandall" appears in Volume 1 Issue 1 of Nunum


My story "How to Figure the Returns" appears in Volume 103, Issue 1 of theSanta Clara Review​.


Who is Ashley Cowger?

I'm the award winning author of the short story collection Peter Never Came  (Autumn House Press), and my short stories, book reviews, and scholarly articles have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. I earned my MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and my BA in English from Northern Arizona University. 

I am an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Harrisburg. I live in Pennsylvania with my daughter, husband (the poet Damien Cowger), cat, and collection of overweight stuffed animals.