Ashley Logan Graham, Founder & CEO
Ashley Graham is an author, poet and business coach known for connecting people in laughter, inspiration and purpose. Ashley has published two poetry books, "Heart of A servant, Flesh of a Sinner" as well as "Strong Coffee & Real Talk", and "Laugh Oh My Soul", a colorful and inspiring book for children. It was through her own arduous journey to be published as an author that she was inspired to creating her own company, Lift Bridge Publishing to give authors the lift they need to be published. With a heart for the youth and for the community, Ashley soon developed a program for the next generation of authors, Generation Write Now, motivating students from 5 to 18 years old to become a writer and finally see their work in print for the very first time. Ashley takes her experiences and business savvy as an opportunity to give back through her fast-growing network of small businesses and fellow entrepreneurs with Bridging the Gap networking events ranging from forward-thinking workshops to one-on-one consultations. Ashley recently launched a writing development course entitled "Finish Your Book Already" which is a 6-weeks course. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cycling, painting with her two girls and drinking strong coffee.
Tony Logan, VP & Marketing Director
Tony started his writing career as a fashion journalist in 2010 by writing for several men’s fashion blogs that later landed him the opportunity to be a fashion contributor for the Stndrd magazine. Other than writing men's editorials in his spare time, Tony is a freelance marketing consultant working with corporate companies and small business owners to create marketing strategies that help build brand awareness and enhance the customer's over-all experience. At Lift Bridge Publishing, Tony is not just the guy behind the computer screen. He’s dedicated to designing marketing concepts for each Lift Bridge author to ensure they reach their intended goal. Instead of taking our word for it, feel free to hear Tony speak at the monthly Lift Bridge workshops we host for our authors. You can also sign up for our newsletter to read Tony’s weekly marketing tip to help new and seasoned authors with great marketing ideas, social media campaign strategies, and more. Every successful author needs a plan of action, so let Tony help you get yours started today one page at a time.
Since its inception, Lift Bridge Publishing has advocated for author success through publishing, marketing, strategic partnerships, networking events, entrepreneurial training, and coaching.
Authors may experience several hurdles in their journey to be published. Ashley Graham, author, and president of Lift Bridge Publishing experienced this struggle firsthand. Graham launched Lift Bridge so the lifetime achievement of getting published could be an enjoyable chapter in authors’ stories everywhere.
Facing the many limitations of being a startup, Graham bootstrapped Lift Bridge alongside her husband and partner, reviewing manuscripts, handling marketing services, multi-tasking to make dozens of authors’ dreams come true.
Graham handled each phone call, email and customer encounter with a positive, can-do approach, establishing the core values associated with the Lift Bridge name:
integrity, trust, customer service.
Through years of experience, Graham learned that the most successful authors were the ones who took an entrepreneurial approach to become an author. From that point, Graham launched a collection of resources to help authors view themselves as entrepreneurs. This included networking events, blog posts, podcasts, and more.
With Lift Bridge, as books are developed, authors are developed too.
Lift Bridge Publishing launched a publishing program for students named Generation Write Now. Generation Write Now is an online and organizational program developed to encourage students 5-18 years old to write and see their books in print for the very first time.
Ashley and Tony work together to successfully bridge the gap for writers, authors, and creatives.
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