The first book in a trilogy. . . Discovering Power

Can Sheryl succeed and still maintain her integrity? Her workplace is changing. The pressure is building and building. Things are happening that make Sheryl Simmons question her authority, leadership, and integrity. Is success worth it? Is there any way that she can make things better for herself and her co-workers? What risks is she willing to take?

Follow Sheryl’s journey as she explores the boundaries of her power. Learn what inspires her, what choices she makes, and how she summons the courage to be the kind of leader that our uncertain world needs.

Don’t miss this first book in the new Ascending Ladders Series.


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What early readers are saying


Career Success or Ethics and Integrity?

This novel, so close to reality, explores what bringing your whole, authentic, spiritual self into the workplace means, which is much easier said than done. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down!  This is a MUST READ!

– Tamara W.


A DELIGHTFUL and captivating book!

Wonderful book!  I loved all the dilemmas and considering what to do right along with the main character, Sheryl.  The themes (grief, power, humanity) are powerful and moving.   A fast paced book that keeps you wondering right to the very end.

– Heather F.


It was a joy to read!

Karen Ann Bulluck’s very fine novel peels open the curtain that surrounds the corporate world: its stress, its in-fighting, its toll on personal lives — and its joys and satisfactions.

– Bill W.

“A very talented writer adept at getting inside her characters’ heads.”

 – Idony Lisle, Style Editor

About the author.

Reading is my favorite past-time. I can lose myself in books faster than anyone I know. Just ask my husband. So, writing was a natural extension of that.

When I turned to writing for myself, outside of journaling, I figured I would write about business, about my life as an executive. Discovering Power, and the books that follow it, really surprised me. I didn’t expect it to be fiction, yet that’s what called me. I love the characters, especially Sheryl. I love the courage and tenacity that she shows.

I had the opportunity to share more about my story, about what was really important to me in Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most. In my chapter, I talked about the importance of adaptability, something that I hope shows up in my writing too.

Then, I learned about The X-FACTOR: The Spiritual Secrets Behind Successful Executives & Entrepreneurs. I knew I had to contribute a chapter to that book too. My inspiration there to me down the path of boxes and boundaries, key factors in being a transcendent leader.

Please join the pre-launch list for the next novel in the Ascending Ladders Serires: Pursuing Truth, and enjoy my chapters in Significant Women, The X-Factor, and Ennobling Business for Success as much as I enjoyed writing them. And, I’d love to know what you thought.

Significant Women: Leaders Reveal What Matters Most

Most leadership books written for women today either advise us to lean in, speak up, and demand more. They are filled with tactical advice on everything from where to position yourself in the board room to how to negotiate a total compensation package.

However, very few leadership books start with the simple question – What matters to you? Who are you? What do you care about? What makes you an effective leader?

In Karen’s chapter, called “The Beauty of Detours”, she explores the pros and cons of making plans versus staying open to opportunities and seizing them. “The Beauty of Detours” will challenge you to rethink your priorities and your plans, and see the detours in life as gifts of possibility instead of obstacles to overcome.


The Spiritual Secrets Behind Successful Executives & Entrepreneurs

What if presence, connection, and love were the hallmarks of the very best corporate leaders? What if trust, courage, and joy were cultivated throughout the workplace? What if your work was the playground for spiritual growth and personal expansion?

With trust in corporate leadership at an all-time low, we are in the midst of a great spiritual awakening. Corporate executives and entrepreneurs who can tap into their spiritual nature will thrive.

Karen’s chapter is called “Of Boxes and Boundaries: How My Spiritual Journey Taught Me to Break Free of Boxes and Live within Boundaries”. She shares her experience with limiting beliefs and restrictive rules that minimized both her potential and her growth. She reveals key turning points in her life that reconnected her to her spiritual path and the boundaries that it provided. Those boundaries, rather than keeping her in other people’s boxes, helped her to claim her freedom and her potential to soar.