The content on this site is all original, except when otherwise mentioned. Books by other authors are cited as such. All written content on the site is written by me unless overtly stated--I do have a guest post or two lined up from time to time, and I state when I am not the originator of the content.

The website was designed using the Thrive Theme integrated with Word Press and hosted by Host Gator.

Photographs are all taken by me unless otherwise stated. The photo essays that appear on this site are all photos taken by me and my family (if I am in the photo). I always give the source of a photograph that was not taken from me and ensure the citations are in the descriptions of the photos.

The orange background image of the leaves is an open source photograph by artist and photographer Ryan McGuire. I'm a big fan of his stuff. You can check out his open source photography website here.


The views expressed and products herein are those of the author(s) and owner(s) (Ashley Franz Holzmann) of the company, and do not reflect the official position of or are associated with the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.

Ashley publishes fiction stories, poetry, and general fiction works, and does not write about topics with foreign policy ​implications, does not write about topics with forseable national or international interest due to topics of DoD policy, does not reference high-level military leaders or policy makers, does not write material relating to first-time releases of information of a classified nature, does not write about military or government technologies or testing, does not write about on-going operations or current events related to operations, does not release personally identifiable information concerning service members or operations or himself that would be considered sensitive in nature, does not describe or detail information concerning DoD activities of a sensitive nature, and Ashley does not report the movements of organizations or units within the DoD.

Sources and references: ​​DoDD 5230.09​, Clearance of DoD Information for Public Release; DoDI 5230.29, Security and Policy Review of DoD Information for Public Release; ​AR 360​-1, ​Army Public Affairs Program​.

Amazon Associates Program

Additionally, you may have seen the Amazon Disclosure within the footer of the site. This site participates in the Amazon Associates Program and adds and links appear on the pages of this site that redirect to There are a variety of reasons for this and I would like to be transparent.

First, monetizing this website helps sustain it. Second, As For Class uses the Amazon affiliate, CreateSpace, in order to publish physical copies of the books. I have had a very good relationship with Amazon and a fulfilling relationship with the company. Because of this, As For Class fully supports Amazon, as Amazon has fully supported As For Class.

I also personally believe in the services that Amazon provides and I already try to convince all of my friends and family to use Amazon Prime, so I may as well continue that role in a more official capacity. There are ads here in the form of the links that I use to link to products. I like the freedom of being able to choose how I use the links, as I get to avoid the overt advertisements all over the place--which makes the site look much cleaner. I receive a small payment for every click, and those payments go toward more content and future creative endeavors for As For Class.