Ashley Blooms is the author of Where I Can’t Follow, which was named a Most Anticipated novel by Good Housekeeping, Gizmodo, Den of Geek, Tor.com, and more. Her debut novel, Every Bone a Prayer, was long-listed for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize and received praise from NPR, BuzzFeed, Good Housekeeping, POPSUGAR, Bustle, and others.
Born and raised in Cutshin, Kentucky, Blooms received her MFA as a John and Renee Grisham Fellow at the University of Mississippi. Her short stories have appeared in The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Strange Horizons, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Oxford American. She’s been awarded scholarships from the Clarion Writer’s Workshop and Appalachian Writer’s Workshop. She currently lives in Kentucky with her partner and dog.