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Ashley C. Lanuza

Memoir Ghostwriter, Developmental/Line Editor, Writing Coach, & Academic Writer


15-40 hours

hourly rate: $68

Ashley C. Lanuza is a ghostwriter, author, and editor. Her debut poetry collection, My Heart Of Rice, rose to the #1 bestseller list for Asian American literature on Amazon in its first week. She loves to hear about stories that use introspection and vulnerability to persevere. Ashley’s concise writing portrays trials and tribulations with detailed imagery and a flair for the dramatic. She currently freelances with New Degree Press and Kevin Anderson and Associates. In her free time, Ashley enjoys traveling as often as possible (or when the pandemic permits)! When she isn’t writing or fulfilling her wanderlust, she loves spending time with friends and family, trying out new food, or going on hikes near the Pacific Palisades. Schedule a call with Ashley and share your story— she’s all ears.

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My Heart of Rice

Through vivid and rhythmic poetry, My Heart of Rice moves to empower anyone who may have a difficult or unconventional relationship with their cultural identity. While Lanuza encourages acceptance of our unique details, she emphasizes the unity found in shared experiences and speaks of the inherent need for belonging, the youthful attempts at assimilation...


My First Book Published During the Pandemic

The German countryside emulsified into a blur as my train sped past giant trees and burblings streams. The glow of my laptop flooded my face as I added a new poem to what would be my first book, My Heart of Rice: A Poetic Filipino American Experience. I pulled moments, senses, and thoughts from my memories and onto the keyboard...


Jobs, Not Jails: LA Gang Intervention using Jalapeño Cheddar Loaves

On a sweltering July day in the summer of 2016, gazebos lined South Pasadena's weekly farmer's market, held every Thursday near the Metro train stop. In simple block letters read Homeboy Bakery, and under it, an overwhelming amount of spiced loaves, large chocolate chip cookies, and buttery carb-y pastries. Behind the counter was a man- bald, tattooed, and intimidating...


Memoir Ghostwriting

Fiction Book Ghostwriting

Blog Ghostwriting

Manuscript Editing


Coaching for creatives and poets

Coaching for marketing your book






$70 per session

$70 per session

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