A Tail of Grace
In this collection, Ashley Brown takes us with her on a journey she purposefully devoted to grieving the loss of her soul-dog, listening, learning, and looking for home within herself, without her constant companion. She shares moments and reflections on this transformative year—her travels, anxieties, encounters with wild animals, solitude, foster dogs, relationship challenges, and finally, adopting a dog and moving. In each story from both her literal and spiritual adventures, Brown seeks the wisdom found in nature, the opportunity born from lostness, the beauty in the messes, the grace laced within the pain.
ASHLEY is a writer, editor, and university instructor. She loves editing and writing equally, as both involve the art of working with words to communicate stories and experiences, fostering connection among us. Unprofessionally, Ashley is also an an animal welfare advocate, runner, photographer, gardener, introvert, music lover, day tripper, silence junkie, and tree hugger. She lives in Wimberley, Texas, with her human and animal family: Nathan, Lacey dog, cats Stoney and Dylan, and "Ashley's Asses," Pepper and Molly.