I usually write under the name of A.E. Edwards, but as it stands, I am Ashley Edwards. I am a professor of Theatre and coordinator of the department at Northwest Arkansas Community College. I received my B.A. in English and my M.F.A. in Playwriting. My plays have been produced nationally, namely “Bear State of Mind”, my most recent play produced at Walton Arts Center and Trike Theatre, with funding from the Arkansas Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance. My poetry has also been published in several journals and online publications. I live in a quaint community in the Ozark mountains with my husband, Ben, a professor and artist; along with our four children.