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.

Reedy Press is pleased to announce the release of their newest local interest book, Indianapolis: An Illustrated Timeline, by Ashley Petry.

Recognition is the mainstay of Ashley Petry’s new book that came to me from Reedy Press. “Indianapolis: An Illustrated Timeline” is a selective romp to bring attention to people and events across two centuries. “The Circle City has always been

Like a lot of us who grew up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, we got to watch Indianapolis go from Naptown (with heavy emphasis on nap) to the vibrant city it’s become today (leaving aside the insane crime rate for


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