One Year Ago…Update On The Book

Book update. One year ago an author was born. I use the term “author” loosely as I have yet to feel like a full fledged author, yet I have been told to start claiming the title and to get used … Continue reading

The eBook is here!

    The eBook is here! Life Before the Lottery: Living Beyond The Bucket has finally gone digital and hit the eBook world… so now all our Kindle, Nook, and iBook lovers have options. Due to the nature of the … Continue reading

I need your help. Actually, I need your opinion.

Life Before the Lottery says hello! Ok, I need a favor… As you know my book,  “Life Before the Lottery” hit the shelves last fall and like a blooming flower, it needs continuing TLC. This has been a wonderfully interesting … Continue reading

Getting Published. An Author’s Journey.

Click here to listen to the Toginet Radio podcast of “An Author’s Journey” Getting published. Wow, is that ever a story. I  just recently did a one-hour podcast interview on Toginet on “An Author’s Journey,” and although it’s a little … Continue reading

The Next Big Author Thing For Life Before The Lottery

News From Freshly Pressed Published Author Ashlee Bratton The number one question people have asked me during the last two weeks while launching Life Before The Lottery: Living Beyond the Bucket into the published and public world is, “When’s the … Continue reading

Daring Greatly

An acquaintance I met years ago recently tagged me in a post of a video on vulnerability. Specifically Dr. Brene Brown’s follow up from her appearance and presentation on Ted Talk that went viral on her take and study on … Continue reading

The Suckee Side of Self-Promotion

I cried. There were several moments of tears this week, most of which were tears of joy. (One instance involving Amazon and tears of rage. It happens.) I’ve reached a time in my life where it’s officially time to celebrate. … Continue reading

When Things Go Amiss – The Launch of a Book

In just a few hours there will be a pre-release party, just one of several events launching the Life Before The Lottery: Living Beyond The Bucket book into the realm of public view. Eight months after the initial Kickstart, the … Continue reading

Are You Pursuing Something That’s Worth Pursuing?

You are a pursuer. The Declaration of Independence recognizes and declares the fact that we were endowed by our Creator for the pursuit of happiness. But what exactly is that? In pursuit of happiness, what are you pursuing? There’s a … Continue reading

The Launch of A Dream: The Launch of a Book

I can see the finish line. It seems so far away and yet so much closer than I ever thought possible. This last February I pulled the trigger on a Kickstarter project and the troops rallied behind the dream of … Continue reading