NEW: Winter (Four Seasons #2) by Ashlee Craft

Winter (Four Seasons #2) by Ashlee Craftby Ashlee Craft

The first snowflake of the season falls gently from the sky, bringing with it the warmth, magic, and joy of the season. When the aroma of pine trees and warm cookies fills the air, you know that the season of giving has returned. Cuddle up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa and a warm blanket as you enjoy this collection of twenty-five poems.

Publish Date : January 21, 2012
Paperback 56 pages
Genre : Poetry

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NEW: Spring (Four Seasons #3) by Ashlee Craft

Spring (Four Season, #3) by Ashlee Craftby Ashlee Craft

The air is filled with the sweet aroma of fresh flowers and the sound of new life. The snow is melting, leaving behind puddles of cool water and making way for the joys of spring. Everywhere you look, bright patches of flowers sway in the breeze, seemingly placed there by the paintbrush of an artist. Embrace the new beginning of spring with this collection of 17 poems.

Publish Date : March 9, 2012
Paperback 42 Pages
Genre : Poetry

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101 Ways to Love Yourself: How to Feel Better, Be Happier, & Start Living a Super-Awesome Life Now

a new motivational book by ashlee craft

Cover for self-help book 101 Ways to Love Yourself: How to Feel Better, Be Happier, & Start Living a Super-Awesome Life Now by Ashlee Craft

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…

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So Long, Lonesome Place by Ashlee Craft – New Release

So Long, Lonesome by Ashlee Craft Book Cover

by Ashlee Craft

So Long, Lonesome Place is a collection of 63 poems about leaving behind that which does not serve you, & the search for the place that you’ve been seeking.

EXCERPT

it seems radical to me, all of this / & I’m so afraid I won’t be able to handle it (was any of it real anyways?) / but I do have to keep in mind, in all my moments of doubt & self-questioning, is how many countless others before me have done the same thing that I am doing now, & succeeded in doing so / how many others before me went off & forged their own pathways rather than following in the footsteps others had carved out before them & blindly listening to the instructions mumbled to them in poor faith / how many of them not only survived the falling out, but thrived because of it?

Publish Date : October 2, 2016
Paperback : 110 Pages
Genre : Poetry

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Summer (Four Seasons, #4) by Ashlee Craft Now Available!

Summer (Four Seasons, #4) by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

The sun shines down upon your face as you dance in the field of sunflowers. The smell of freshly mown grass fills the air and the flavor of watermelon lingers in your mouth. You run along the beach, picking up beautiful shells until night falls and you gaze up at the luminous moon and the twinkling stars. Experience the magic and freedom of summer with this collection of 23 poems.

Publish Date : June 12, 2012
Paperback : 46 Pages
Genre : Poetry

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Ashlee Craft / Assemblage, Issue 11 Now Available!

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Issue 11 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

a conversation, like friends 4 / your words were the fall (& my response was the Safety) 5 / movie-making books 6 / friend 7 / again, again 8 / go to sleep 9 / earlier than last time 10 & 11 / it was vaguely raining 12 / in the beginning 13 / learn your monologue 14 / over & over 15 / this is my therapy (or at least it used to be) 16 / paper money 17 / this is ridiculous 18 / they really should be glad, that you’re there 19 / sunny jungle 20 / pissed off 21 / promise I will be free 22 / free to do anything 23 / DON’T MESS WITH ME 24 / crying, in caves 25 / maybe there is freedom in this 26 / rather replaceable 27 / your number of friends does not define you 28 / what I’m made of 29 / your job does not define you either 30 / fully intend on being there 31 / chocolate oatmeal 32 / purchase 33 / fruit color swatches one 34 / the lighting aisle 35 / video a week ago 36 / I freaking love this place 37 / look happier 38 / caffeine 39 / I deserve respect 40 / stickers blank page (or somewhat poetic ode) 41 / STICKERS! 42 / sometimes life doesn’t seem real 43 / more jazz : a few recommendations 44 / walk through a hallway of balloons 45 / extricate you from my life 46 / royalty 47 / be better than what they think you should be 48 / unapologetic 49 / my eyes are open 50 /

Publish Date : May 29, 2016
Paperback : 50 pages
Genre : Magazines

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Ashlee Craft / Assemblage, Issue 12 Now Available!

Issue 12 - Ashlee Craft / Assemblage - Zines

by Ashlee Craft

Issue 12 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

TABLE of CONTENTS

good riddance to you too 4 / wake up (my eyes are open) 5 / neon erasers 6 / like a butterfly 7 / that actually is a good question 8 / impressing, okay? 9 / drawn into a corner 10 / Standard’s story 11 / coffee beans 12 / peace, love, & fortified cereal 13 / ironing is rebellion 14 / am I genuine? 15 / rewritten personality 16 / R-E-S-P-E-C-T 17 / maybe that will be my specialty! (looking back) 18 / being gentle 19 / questioning is always good 20 / fighting for my chair 21 / floors & sleep 22 / how many of them will leave? 23 / deal with all problems as they arrive 24 / I heart learning 25 / tip for organizing your to-do list 26 / dear W. 27 / finally real again? 28 / I never felt that way (I thought I was supposed to) 29 / bye-bye 30 / confused by how we think living is supposed to feel 31 / changed me for the better 32 / good job 33 / a loner – you will not perish without them 34 / don’t gain the world & lose your soul 35 / 19:09 36 / to do soon 37 / fun 38 / an analysis of my desired personality, two years ago 39 / today will be a perfect day 40 / mistakes are okay 41 / a dream about saving the day 42 / obsessed with the aesthetics of everything 43 / exercise wall 44 / to have that control again 45 / be the dawn 46 / felt like a badass in the morning 47 / this time I am the Phoenix 48 / rainbow boas 49

Publish Date : June 26, 2016
Paperback : 50 pages
Genre : Zines

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Owls (Wonderful Wildlife, #7) Now Available!

Owls (Wonderful Wildlife, #7) by Ashlee Craft

by Ashlee Craft

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Owls are one of the most recognizable types of birds. They have brown feathers, large eyes, sharp beaks, talons (claws on their feet), and are known for making “hoot, hoot” sounds. Most owls are nocturnal, meaning that they are awake at night and asleep during the day, but some species of owls are awake during the day. In many cultures, owls symbolize learning and wisdom. August 4th is celebrated as Owl Appreciation Day. Learn all about owls in this educational book.

Publish Date : June 3, 2016
Paperback : 27 Pages
Genre : Juvenile Non-Fiction – Birds
Age Range : 7+

Issue 1 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

Issue 1 (Ashlee Craft/Assemblage)by Ashlee Craft

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Issue 1 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

FEATURES

newness 4 / fuzzy 6 / relieved dream 7 / questions questions questions 8 / please speak to me 9 / I am not the same person 10 / you are here 11 / make you feel 12 / yellow roses for a friend 13 / seven years 14 / down & out 15 / what it’s like 16 / flame 17 / vocabulary 18 / emotions 19 / what I deserve 20 / light & dark 21 / I can 22 / at work 24 / reminders 25 / make a friend today 26 / admit vulnerability 27 / you are there 28 / relieved because I know I was right 29 / happiness hurts 30 / carpet in the afternoon 32 / it was reassuring 34 / concomitant 35 / bees in a tree 36 / every universe 37 / maybe tomorrow 38 / who I will be 39 / revelation 40 / you never owned me 42 / love has no fear 45 / a happiness 46 / how you describe yourself 47 / three things 48

Publish Date : March 18, 2015
Paperback 48 Pages
Genre : Magazines

Issue 2 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

Issue 2 (Ashlee Craft / Assemblage)

by Ashlee Craft

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Issue 2 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage.

FEATURES

trapped 4 / pretend 6 / seven things you need to know 7 / halcyon days 8 / pencil shavings 9 / bats 10 / spark back 11 / ready for tomorrow 12 / I hated it there 13 / glow of hope 14 / two reasons 15 / conversations with owls 16 / green bricks 17 / to be honest, I’m the hero 18 / it was serious 20 / & it doesn’t have to hurt 21 / life mottoes 22 / you have to do what you have to do 23 / life will teach you lessons 24 / I deserve better 25 / & happiness 26 / I matter 27 / more 28 / soulless success 29 / relief 30 / & it scares me 31 / in the city briefly 33 / strange & comfortable 34 / concept 35 / I AM 36 / you didn’t break me like you thought you did 37 / excited 38 / poem time 39 / & you don’t tell me what to do 40 / I’m using the word profound again 41 / you are invisible to me 42 / you don’t know me 44 / dark pines 45

Publish Date : April 20, 2015
Paperback 46 Pages
Genre : Magazines