Ashley Petry

Ashley Petry is an Indianapolis writer and copy editor with fifteen years of experience covering Midwest travel, food and drink, and the arts. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Midwest Living, AAA Home & Away, Indianapolis Monthly, and the Indianapolis Star, and she is the author of 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, now in its second edition. She also serves as associate editor for the literary magazine Booth.

As Halloween nears, it seems a perfect time to talk about weird and obscure things, doesn’t it? Well, there just so happens to be a new book out called Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. The

“I’ve never spoken to a historical society before, so it’s a little scary. Hopefully I can tell you something that’s new and exciting for you,” journalist, copy editor and author Ashley Petry opened with her presentation to the Jan. 28

If you’re seeking a new adventure you might not have to look further than your own backyard. From the WFYI Arts and Culture desk, Jill Ditmire talks with Indianapolis writer Ashley Petry about her latest book, “Secret Indy: A guide


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