Letters to the Daughter
I'll Never Have
Runner-up in the San Francisco Book Festival competition, Honorable Mention from the New York Book Festival, and a Foreword INDIES Finalist
In this collection of letters to her imaginary daughter, Ashley Brown navigates the gut-wrenching territory of making the decision to opt out of parenthood. Sometimes brutally candid, sometimes funny and heartwarming, Letters to the Daughter I’ll Never Have takes readers with Brown on the journey to reconcile her grief and relief in the choice to forgo creating a family with her husband and the experience of being a mother.
ASHLEY is a writer, editor, and professor. She loves editing and writing equally, as both involve the art of working with words to communicate stories and experiences, fostering connection among us. Ashley is also an an animal welfare advocate, runner, photographer, gardener, introvert, furniture-maker, 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.