Friday, June 26, 2015

Boo!

Boo!

Do you like to be scared?

I’m not talking about real life, someone (or something) is going to hurt you. No, I mean scared when you are watching TV. All alone at night. Well the rest of the family is sleeping in their rooms. But the show makes you wonder who’s outside your window. Do you turn on the lights in the house, or turn them off so you can see out?

I remember those days when I was a kid. I loved scary movies. I loved that feeling. Even though I knew it was just a movie I let myself be drawn in. I let myself be scared.

I didn’t read a lot, but one of my favorite authors would have been Rod Serling because he wrote most of the stories on his show. No, not Twilight Zone though I loved it too, my favorite was a show called Night Gallery.

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With my writing I hope to give readers the feeling I used to get when I would watch those old movies and shows.

Do you like to be scared?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Now What?

Now what?

Okay, I’ve written a book.

Revised.

Received critiques form other writers and editors.

Revised and polished.

Written a query. Written a synopsis. Subbed to agents and received a couple of great and positive  comments.

Polished more.

My wife and I own and run a magic shop. One method in magic is known as ‘the one ahead method’. This is where the magician is always one step ahead of the audience by knowing something they don’t know that the magician knows. I try to apply that to my writing too by planning ahead while working on the task at hand. Though I know the next step is a long way off because I have to get my book published first, I am researching marketing.

*Building a platform.
*Learning to find followers.
*Planning a book launch.
*Blog tours.
*Email lists.
*SWAG and all the fun stuff.

What are your tips and suggestions? What books or web sites do you recommend? Chime in with your favorite advice.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Darkness Within Blog Tour Day 3!



Hi all! Welcome to this stop of Kelly’s Blog tour. Kelly is amazing, and after learning that she grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels I wondered if they helped her to channel her own darkness within to bring us such great stories. Wherever Kelly’s ideas spring from, she knows how to relay them to the rest of us.

The Darkness Within:

It’s one thing to start a new life and fit in at a new school, but starting a new life fresh from the grave has its own array of problems. Especially if your new life is that of a witch.
Kelly Hashway not only gave life to Samantha Thompson, but gave her a second life when she climbed from her grave in The Monster Within. In The Darkness Within, Kelly takes us through another tale of surprises, twists, and turns as only Kelly can take us. 

For Sam and Ethan, starting a new job, a new school, and a new life is keeping them busy. Then there are witches to deal with. How do you know who you can trust? There is never a dull moment as Sam must find a way to keep the darkness within Ethan from completely consuming him.










Synopsis:
After dying of cancer at seventeen and being brought back to life by an evil witch who turned her into a monster, Samantha Thompson thinks she's finally gotten past all the tragedy in her life. Now she's part of a coven of good witches who are helping her and her boyfriend, Ethan Anderson, learn to use the powers they received from other witches. Aside from the fact that Sam and Ethan are still in hiding from their old lives--the ones they had before Sam was brought back to life--things couldn't be better. Sam and Ethan are inseparable. What could go wrong? 

Magic. 

Ethan's magic came from a witch who'd turned as evil as possible, and though his coven thought he'd be fine, the more he uses his magic, the stranger he starts acting. The magic inside him is changing who he is. One minute he's Sam's sweet, perfect Ethan and the next, he's a complete stranger. Even with all her witchy power, Sam is helpless against the magic corrupting Ethan. Can Sam find out what's wrong with him before she loses him to dark magic forever?



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Author bio:
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as an editor for Leap Books as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets. Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency. 

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Website: www.kellyhashway.com
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