Blobfish (Wonderful Wildlife, Book 8) by Ashlee Craft :: NEW RELEASE

Blobfish (Wonderful Wildlife, Book 8) by Ashlee Craftby Ashlee Craft

Blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) are a species of fish that lives in the deep sea. They are in the family Psychrolutidae. They are famous for being pink & gelatinous looking, although they look a lot different in their deep-sea habitats than they do in the famous blobfish photograph. In 2013, Britain’s Ugly Animal Preservation Society voted the blobfish was the World’s Ugliest Animal. Learn all about them in this fun, educational book!

Publish Date :: December 29, 2017
Paperback 28 Pages
Genre :: Children’s Non-Fiction
Series :: Wonderful Wildlife

A Ship Onto a Sea of Hope – NEW BOOK

A Ship Onto a Sea of Hope by Ashlee Craftby Ashlee Craft

From the book –

opening lines

I took the leap & the Universe followed.
I made a decision & the Universe rose up to meet me.

The bold steps I took? Spending money to get my music out there,
to start selling the things I knew I should be selling,
the bold moves in which the Universe saw
that I was exactly what I needed
& my actions proved I was ready
for greater, better things to be bestowed upon me

the bold move towards the things I’d always wanted to have?
I asked him for the keys, tentative for fear of revoking
but he willingly handed me them without argument,
& even when it seemed as though nothing would work out with it,
& I was faced with the option of losing half –
love came through & I found the love was multiplied

I took the bright step, the bold leap towards the kind of
person I always wanted to be; I showed up, & that stood for
something – & when I reached my hand out to touch the largest
beam of sunlight, it did not burn me like I feared it would,
but rather, warmed me deeply from the inside out,

exactly what I needed

A Ship Onto a Sea of Hope contains 57 poems by Ashlee Craft.

Publish Date :: December 12, 2017
Paperback 90 Pages
Genre :: Poetry

The Walls Were Gray

The Walls Were Gray by Ashlee Craftby Ashlee Craft

From the book –

RUBY TUESDAY

when you walked in the air was hot & heavy & smelled strongly of
lilies like the warm dark green crevice of a secret garden / you were
so afraid of the world & nowhere seemed a safe place / big & scary
with the expanse of war looming inside & out, conflict mingled with
the inner sadness that followed you everywhere / at least she
would not hug me today / I remembered the
hot summer mowing the yard by the fence
looking at the lake / hot & heavy /
the peculiar, beautiful feeling of the song, deeply hopeful longing
for the love I may one day find, strange beautiful slightly sad music
I embraced that summer / run fast / remember what it was like
growing up at the last house? / you stayed up until 2 am each night
watching videos & reading about your favorite people & bobbing your head to the music /
ruby tuesday, maybe she was right when she accused you of hating your life,
but not doing anything to make it stop being the same

//

The Walls Were Gray is a collection of 90 poems.

Published :: December 15, 2017
Paperback 104 Pages
Genre :: Poetry

Larry the Owl Saves Christmas – New Kids’ Book by Ashlee Craft

Larry the Owl Saves Christmas by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

Larry the owl was excited. It was almost Christmas, his favorite holiday. He loved Christmas because of the pretty evergreen tree he decorated with his family, the cozy feeling of being around the owls he loved, & making Christmas cookies. He loved making Christmas pictures & gifts for his family, & playing in the snow with his friends. But what excited him most of all was the idea of Santa Owl visiting him & all the other owls. When the bully owls at school tell Larry that Santa isn’t real, Larry comes up with a kind-hearted plan to save Christmas & make sure everyowl has a nice holiday no matter what.

Publish Date :: November 24, 2017
Paperback 48 Pages
Genre :: Juvenile Fiction

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FOG: A Zine – New Zine by Ashlee Craft :: New Releases

Fog: A Zine by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

My camera lens fogged up one evening when I went to take a photograph of wild mushrooms that sprouted up in my yard. When I saw how the photo came out, I started taking pictures that night of a variety of things, just to see how they looked with a fogged lens. After the lens adjusted to the outdoor temperature, I breathed on it to keep it foggy & kept taking photographs. I was enthusiastically running back inside over the span of half an hour or so to gather more props, to do more experiments in how things looked in the fog. The fogginess made everything look fantastic & otherworldly & surreal & aesthetically marvelous.

The results of my photograph experiments are all contained in this book. There are four poems interspersed among the photos. The photos follow a progressive from the warm lightness of the beginning of sunset to the cool blue darkness of early twilight. The photos have not been altered in any way. How they came out is how they were taken.

The magic you see is real.

Publication Date :: October 30, 2017
Paperback 63 Pages
Genre :: Zines, Photography
Poetry

50 Adorable Sheep Facts

50 Adorable Sheep Facts by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

Sheep are fascinating, adorable creatures. See 50 adorable photos of sheep, each accompanied by an interesting fact about sheep. The perfect gift or coffee table book for the sheep fans & animal lovers in your life!

Publish Date :: September 10, 2017
Paperback 106 Pages
Series :: 50 Adorable Facts
Genre :: Non-Fiction

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The Sun in the Night: The Poems of Art Poems & Assemblage

Sun in the Night by Ashlee Craft - Cover

by Ashlee Craft

Sun in the Night is a collection containing all the poems from the first three volumes of Art Poems & the first 13 issues of the zine Ashlee Craft / Assemblage. By compiling a book of the poems alone without the artwork which accompanies them in their original volumes, it allows the words to shine on their own. Sun in the Night contains 140 of Ashlee Craft’s poems.

Publish Date : July 13, 2017
Paperback 224 Pages
Genres : Poetry

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101 Ways to Love Yourself by Ashlee Craft

101 Ways to Love Yourself - Coverby Ashlee Craft

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Happiness is hard. Authenticity is hard. I know this very, very well.

I’m not going to give you some fluffy sermon about how if you just take a bubble bath, smile three times a day at yourself in the mirror, & think happy thoughts constantly that your life will magically be better. These things might help you, but they also might not.

But the thing is, you have all the power in the world to change your life.

Hating yourself is boring. Feeling ugly & unloved is boring. Living someone else’s plans for you is boring. Being depressed & feeling hopeless about your future is boring.

You deserve better than that. You were born to live an awesome life. It’s your duty to yourself to pursue that, as vibrantly & lovingly as you can.

What do you have to lose in learning to love yourself? Or in trying to be happy, & starting to live a life that genuinely makes you feel good? There is nothing to lose.

Change is hard. But the ability to adapt is the thing which separates the winners from the losers. You are trying to make your life better. That puts you in the category of the winners, right now. You’re strong enough, & smart enough, & determined enough to win.

Think about this. You have made it through everything that’s happened to you in your life so far. You have made it. If you can do that, you can do this. You can do anything.

You can love yourself. You can feel better. You can be happy.

You can start living any super-awesome amazing life of your choosing.

And you can start today. Right now.

The key to having all this starts when you start loving yourself. Self-love is the backbone to everything else available to you. It’s the ship that you’re sailing on, & the wind that fills your sails & your lungs. It’s the star you see up ahead in the dark of night. It’s the start of everything else. The first brick on the yellow brick road.

When you start loving yourself, everything else falls into place. You become stronger & more resilient. You start respecting yourself & knowing your worth & only accepting the things you deserve. You start realizing that you can create whatever life you want for yourself, & start empowering yourself to go out there, & go get it.

Happiness is hard. Authenticity is hard.

But when you start loving yourself, that’s when these things become easy.

Here’s how…

Publish Date : November 25, 2016
Paperback 172 Pages
Genre : Non-Fiction – Self-Help/Motivation

NEW: Strange Occurrences by Ashlee Craft

Strange Occurrences by Ashlee Craft Cover

by Ashlee Craft

There are people in the world that seem to have everything – a perfect life, a perfect family, and perfect friends. Cathy wasn’t one of those people.

Cathy’s life had rapidly gone down hill in a year. Her best friend moved away, never to contact her again, her mother and younger brother constantly argue, her younger sister gives her the cold shoulder, her grandmother is dying, and her father spends more time at work because of their home environment. Cathy’s sole confidant becomes her dog, and she falls into despair.

One night, the time comes for Cathy to say her last good byes to her grandmother. As Cathy is about to leave her grandmother’s room, she is summoned back over, where Cathy is told of her grandmother’s experiences with something she calls the “Strange Occurrences.”

When Cathy returns home that night and sets out to walk her dog, she is thrown into the past by the Strange Occurrences, forced to relieve old memories of her life and see things from other people’s points of view. Through the knowledge she learns on her journey of self discovery, will she be able to overcome the darkness in her life and change it for the better?

Publish Date : April 4, 2011
Paperback : 170 Pages
Genre : Juvenile Fiction – Drama/Fantasy
Age Range : 12 – 15
Themes : Coming of Age, Friendship
Loneliness, Time Travel, Family

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