NEW POETRY BOOK: Alive & Thriving

Alive & Thriving is a collection of 57 poems by Ashlee Craft.


some morning light

I want to stand where I can
see outside into the
bright morning day that is
blooming out there not that
I’m not happy inside the cement fluorescence;
it’s better now, the light is also inside
but I still long to drop what I am doing & run out the doors into the bright fresh morning
& sit under a tree reading a book, lying on a blanket in the grass
& changing the direction of the tracks
so that I am happy right now,
not just at some undetermined point in the future

PUBLICATION DATE: April 28, 2019
GENRE: Poetry

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Issue 14 of Ashlee Craft’s life-is-a-playground art & poetry zine, Ashlee Craft / Assemblage! Featuring an interview with guitarist Paul Bielactowicz, an essay about beating depression, & at 66 pages long, this issue has a ton of great art & images, all created by Ashlee Craft.


letter from the editor 4 / what mike said 7 / you are just as afraid as I am 8 / hahahaahaah what I feel like doing 10 / funky snake 11 / I THINK I HAVE FINALLY CURED MY DEPRESSION 12 / african violet 26 / safe + wonderful 27 / metanoia 28 / the fun challenge of saving money 30 / in tune with energy 32 / a rainbow of music 33 / energy & dancing & magic 34 / be all there 35 / energy experiment in love 36 / no I’m not sad again 37 / our beliefs create our experiences 38 / never invisible 39 / INTERVIEW WITH GUITARIST PAUL BIELACTOWICTZ 40 / get happier 55 / don’t let it dull your soul 56 / purple is the happiest color (((good vibes))) 57 / relax & it gets easier 58 / sometimes there are flowers at sunset (COVER PHOTO) 59 / last year I cried 60 / make powerful goals 61 / THE UNIVERSE IS TROLLING ON YOUR BEHALF 62 / vintage spaghetti meme 65

PUBLICATION DATE: February 11, 2019


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Fallon the Wizard #1: King of Darkness, Thief of Souls

Fallon the Wizard Book #1 by Ashlee CraftThe first book in the Fallon the Wizard series. Fallon Bennett, the 16-year-old daughter of the King & Queen of Elwin, is out for her daily horseback ride when she hears a woman screaming from inside an abandoned castle. Knowing she won’t be able to get help in time, she goes in herself to save her. But she comes face to face with the darkest of Evil itself the moment she steps into the castle. The torment she suffers inside threatens to rip her very mind away from her body. It will take everything she’s got & more for her to survive the hour.

Published :: July 29, 2018
Paperback 106 Pages
Genre :: Fantasy / Dark Fantasy

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Epic Florida Road Trip: The Crazy, Beautiful, Nerve-Wracking, & Magical Journey That Changed My Life

Epic Florida Road Trip by Ashlee CraftClimbing the only Canopy Walk tower the Southeastern USA. Watching the sun set from the Naples Pier. Camping in my SMART CAR (of all things), in the Everglades (of all places!). Going on an airboat ride through the Everglades. Holding a baby gator & visiting an alligator farm. Snorkeling in a breathtaking reef off Key Largo. Training baby sting rays & petting sharks. Parasailing over Key West & seeing the island from more than 150 feet up. Feeding giraffes, tortoises, chickens, emus, rhinoceroses, sting rays, nurse sharks, a variety of fish, & parrots. Visiting an ancient Spanish monastery shipped to America from Spain & reassembled in Miami. Watching baby armadillos forage for food in the leaves. Touring the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine. Climbing 219 steps to the top of an 165-foot-tall lighthouse & seeing for 25 miles. Climbing 236 steps down into a prehistoric sinkhole set in the center of a miniature rainforest. Seeing Blue Morpho butterflies in a huge tropical aviary.

All by myself. All on my first-ever vacation away from home.

I had my share of pitfalls (& mosquito bites). But it turned out being one of the most transformational experiences of my life.

And you get to hear about every detail of it right here.

Published :: September 26, 2018
Paperback 601 Pages
Genre :: Non Fiction / Memoirs / Road Trip Stories

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