Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Kelly Hashway interview

Today I am honored to showcase an amazing author. Kelly Hashway is a YA author. I've featured some of her books on the blog already.  Today I will be featuring her newest book The Monster Within, and sharing an interview with Kelly as well.  The interview is part of Kelly's blog tour.

Kelly Hashway
TOUCH OF DEATH, Spencer Hill Press, AmazonB&N, or Walmart
STALKED BY DEATH, Spencer Hill Press, AmazonB&N, or Walmart
CURSE OF DEATH, Spencer Hill Press FREE here
FACE OF DEATH, Spencer Hill Press, Order on AmazonB&N, or Walmart
THE MONSTER WITHIN, Spencer Hill Press, 6/17/14 Pre-order on Amazon or B&N
INTO THE FIRE, Month9Books/Swoon Romance, 9/16/14

For starters I want to reveal the fifth teaser for The monster Within. This book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it!!!

Book info:
Title: The Monster Within
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publication date: June 17, 2014

The book is due for release in one week. Be sure and get your copy!!

And now we move on to an interview with a lady who is not only a talented author, but also an amazing friend.

Cassandra Jones: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Kelly Hashway: I can remember writing in elementary school. I've always had my nose in a book so writing was just a natural progression from that love of reading. Still, I was a chicken when it came to making writing a career. While I majored in English, I went the education route at first. It wasn't until my daughter was born in 2007 that I decided I should write for a living. At that point I went back to school and focused on writing.

CJ:  Where do you draw inspiration for your novels from?

KH: I find inspiration just about everywhere. Sometimes research for one book will spark an idea for another, which is how The Monster Within came to me. Other times I'll have a strange dream that I think would make a good story. I've even gotten ideas from things people say in conversation. I think you can find inspiration all over the place if you're willing to tune in to it.

CJ: When writing do you listen to music, or prefer the quiet?

KH: I like to listen to music before I write to inspire me and then have quiet while I'm writing. If there's music on, I'll sing along and that doesn't work well when I'm writing. ;)

CJ: )What made you decide to write YA books?

KH: I might be one of those rare people who loved her teen years. I had great friends, a great boyfriend, and loving parents. Of course my characters' lives are never that perfect, but I really love going back and reliving those years through the stories and characters I create.

CJ: Are there any authors who inspire you?

KH: Rick Riordan is my idol. The man is amazing from the way he writes action scenes to his awesome opening lines. I also love Becca Fitzpatrick. Her Hush, Hush series was incredible. I devoured her books.

CJ: Is there any advice you would give to aspiring writers?

KH:  Read and write every day. Reading is the best and most fun way to improve your craft. And even if you only have time to write a paragraph, exercise those writing muscles each day. The more you write, the better you get.

Thank you Kelly for taking the time to join me on my blog!!!! I enjoyed talking to you and as always it was loads of fun!!!! Congrats on the release of your new book!!!

And that's it for this time my friends. I hope everyone can get their hands on a copy of this book and Happy Reading all!!!!!

Cassandra :)


My favorite books

  • Rebels At The Gate
  • The Father Factor
  • Jacob's Girls
  • James Patterson's Books
  • A Seperate Peace
  • The Pearl
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Hunt For Hawke's Daughter
  • Charlotte's Web
  • A Child Called "IT"
  • Sugar Baby

My Favorite Authors

  • Janie King Crouch
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Lynn Rush
  • Kelly Hashway
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Knowles
  • John Stienbeck
  • Charles Dickens
  • Max Lucado
  • James Patterson
  • Jean Barrett
  • Karen Young

My Favorite Movies

  • Kickin It Old Skool
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • My Girl
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Free Willy
  • Beauty and the Beast