Beauty Revealed

Your eyes are downcast
You turn away at my gaze
I know your flaws
I have my own
They do not define us
So do not let them
When I look at you
I do not see a cast-out
I do not see imperfections
I see beauty
I see generosity
Kindness to friends
and strangers alike
I see a role model
A person to be admired
So keep those eyes skyward
Keep that chin raised
Let me see your lovely face
Let the world behold
The one who holds my heart
Illuminate us with the beauty
Of your soul

Copyright © 2107 Ashley Uzzell

New Release: Once Upon A Pastry

Hello all!

Exciting news is coming in February, the month that is all about showing your affection to those you love. I’m releasing a new book titled Once Upon a Pastry! This is the first in a series of stand-alone stories called Fluffy Folktales; light hearted, clean romances set in a fairy tale world.

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Here is the blurb:

Gertrude wants to be the best baker and pastry chef in the city so she makes a deal with Mona the witch: one spell in exchange for her first-born child. The problem is, Gertrude doesn’t have a husband. Or a boyfriend. Or much interest in dating at all.

As the overly dramatic Mona occasionally stops by the flourishing bakery to see about Gertrude keeping up her end of the bargain, both women begin to realize that maybe the deal isn’t what will bring them true happiness. Soon, something more than friendship begins to blossom.

When tragedy strikes, Gertrude finds that she may lose the only family she has left. Is Mona a powerful enough witch to save the city and help the girl she is falling for? Can she let go of her regrets so she can move on to find her happily ever after?

This book will be available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format on February 1st. Check it out on Goodreads and add to your Want To Read list!

Butters Comes Home

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My review for Butters Comes Home by Claudette Melanson

Rating: 5 Stars

Review:

A sweet read for young children. The pictures were lovely, the story adorable, and the main character super cute. My three-year-old has a short attention span but sat with me during the reading of this entire book. She just loved the pictures.

If you wish to purchase this book, here is the Amazon link.

Rebirth

I will soon unmake me
Forever forget the past
Everything now broken
Will be fixed at last
 
I will wipe the slate
Start again, anew
I will soon create
Someone brand new
 
Someone who isn’t weak
Someone who doesn’t feel
Someone who’s not a freak
Someone who is real
 
No more lonely days
Worries plaguing the mind
No longer a lost stray
Someone no one can find
 
I will make this reality
As good as my dreams
I will find my clarity
In a far different scene
 
I will soon unmake me
Forever forget the past
Everything now broken
Will be fixed at last

Copyright © 2017 Ashley Uzzell

Girlie and the War of the Wasps

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My review for Girlie and the War of the Wasps by Claire Plaisted

Rating: 3 Stars

Review:

Some great life lessons for kids in a cute story about insects. However, there were jarring editing issues and some sections did not flow well. A good editing sweep would make this a perfect story for children.

If you wish to purchase this book, here is the Amazon link.

 

E-book Sale!

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Hello all!

Great news, our books are on sale this week for 99¢. I Laughed, I Cried, I Crapped Myself, Spunky and the Wizard’s Chair, What Money Can’t Buy, and Where’s My Kitty? are available in Kindle format on Amazon. Wonderful family fun for a wonderful price! Hurry, this sale ends December 25th.

Swing by my Amazon author page for buy links or check out my Books List here.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Kassidy and Where’s My Kitty?

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This is my daughter Kassidy. She is twelve years old and full of life and energy. She loves to sing and make new friends. In October, Kassidy was diagnosed with NHL, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She will be undergoing treatments and chemo this year.

This difficult situation is made more stressful by the financial burdens we are undergoing because of her hospital time. We are raising money for Kassidy in several ways:

A GoFundMe page has been established. Here is the web address – https://www.gofundme.com/kassidy-uzzell-fights-cancer

Any jewelry bought from Groovy Goodies on Facebook.

Profits from T-shirts, hoodies, and mugs sold on Teespring.

 

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I have also dedicated a book to Kassidy called Where’s My Kitty? I originally created this story for Kassidy when she was two years old. I wanted to give her a story about her own adventure trying to find her cat, Spunky. She loved how I made a scrapbook-like book with pictures of her and her cat. I read it to her often.

It became quite special to us when Spunky passed away because it was a way to fondly remember her loving, silly cat.

Now that she is older, it was time to publish the book and share the story with the world. I included pictures of her and Spunky from that time, to keep the magic of long ago when she was my baby.

All royalties from this book will go towards helping our families through this difficult time.

Where’s My Kitty? can be found on Amazon US, and Amazon Au.