Ashley Cowger (she/they) is the award winning author of two short story collections: On the Plus Side ​(Galileo Press) and Peter Never Came (Autumn House Press). Their short stories and essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies. They earned their MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and their BA in English from Northern Arizona University. 

They are an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State Harrisburg. They live in Pennsylvania with their kiddo, husband (the poet Damien Munoz Cowger), keeshond, cats, and collection of stuffed animals.