Ashley Ludwig is an avid reader, and peer reviewer of fiction and non fiction works with publishers and authors through NetGalley.

Her reviews span the marketplace, from Amazon to Goodreads and in depth, one on one author interviews, shared to a national audience.

Read her thought provoking book reviews here. Contact Ashley Ludwig for reviews of your work.

Writing - Journalism

Ashley writes stories about life in Southern California and beyond.

Her work appears in her local community news, and Patch News from Orange County, Riverside County Wine Country, to San Gabriel Valley.

The news happens.

Her mission, as she sees it, is to seek out and share the good uplifting community stories with her readers.

DIY On A Dime

Inspired by her grandmother to be thrifty to a fault, DIY on a Dime is her theme.

Ashley Ludwig's home is her haven. She spends much of her free time searching online for furniture to refinish, or crafting, sewing and creating home interiors that she refers to as "shabby-glam" - a style all her own. Follow her on Instagram to see what she's working on now.

Since 1993

First Crush, by Ashley Ludwig

Now Available at your local bookstore

Learning of her inheritance—a vintage European home in sleepy southern California wine country—is a dream for adopted daughter Natalie Turner. The search to learn more about her birth family drives Natalie to renovate the dilapidated chateau into a stylish bed-and-breakfast complete with wine tastings amongst beautiful vineyards.

But danger awaits her around every corner of the aged home and every lush row of grapes. For twenty-five years a serial killer has left a trail of bodies in his wake. Now the Lakeview Slayer has his sights set on Natalie.

Nick Hardaway never recovered from his sister’s murder—a victim of the Slayer. When news of the killer’s latest murder breaks, Nick grows more determined to make amends for his sister’s death, and joins Natalie in her renovations of the chateau. Natalie may hold the key to capturing the Lakeview Slayer before he kills again, but first the pair must decide if their newfound love is worth dying for.

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