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Seems you’ve stumbled upon my page! I’m Jessica Hawke, and I write paranormal young adult fiction.  My goal is to make you laugh, cry, and occasionally sleep with the lights on. I also enjoy sharing tools and tips on writing, so feel free to check that out and use it for yourself. Make sure to subscribe to my mailing list to get updates delivered right to your inbox.

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Stop #133 – YA Summer Scavenger Hunt

Seems you’ve stumbled onto my stop for the YA Summer Scavenger Hunt! Hello there – I’m Jessica Hawke. I like cats, superheroes, and writing books. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! If you’re new to me, you might be excited to find out I have a new book coming out in about a week! It’s the fourth book to be published in my Phantoms series, but it’s a prequel! So even if you’ve never read one of my books, you might enjoy checking it out.   What would you sacrifice for the ones you love? “If you hold onto this world hard enough, you’ll get a grasp on it. But it will get a grasp on you, too, and you won’t be able to decide anymore that you’re ready to go.” When Valerie Young wakes up from a horrific accident to a world gone gray and cold, she wants to believe anything but the truth of what happened. But as she struggles to accept the dreaded d-word, time is slipping away for her to move on to the afterlife. When she realizes her younger sister has been irreparably altered by the accident, Valerie must choose between a chance at peace and the cold reality of existence as a restless spirit. *** Hope that sneak peek piqued your interest! Obviously I can’t tell you EVERYTHING about the book, but if you read it, you’ll find out what happens to Valerie and her sister, the heroine of the series. And as an added bonus, I’m having a giveaway! You can win a $15 Amazon gift card and a copy of Phantom Light, so you can... read more

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Maybe You’re Cheesecake

Maybe You’re Cheesecake

Dense, rich filling with the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. Thick, buttery graham cracker crust. A dollop of lush red strawberry syrup, topped with a pillowy mound of whipped cream. Everyone loves cheesecake. Don’t they? Well, to be honest, I’m pretty meh about cheesecake. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t think it’s horrible or disgusting. If you say, “Jessica, we have cheesecake for dessert,” then I’m probably going to take a slice because mama’s got a sweet tooth and life is short. I’ll be way more excited about the crust, which is arguably the best part of any cheesecake. But if you say “Jessica, we have cheesecake and [insert virtually any other dessert, deep-fried appetizer, or bottomless garlic bread] – what would you like,” then I’ll choose just about anything else. Cheesecake just isn’t my favorite thing in the world and with limited tummy space, a girl has to make hard choices. Some people make delightful cheesecake and even though it’s not my favorite, I’d still gladly take a piece when it’s available. One of my former coworkers made a killer cheesecake and once “messed up” by doubling the recipe but not using a double-sized pan, so we ended up with this insanely thick crust and it was probably the happiest day of my life. I digress. Why is an author babbling on about cheesecake? Well, for one, I’m back on track with eating pretty darn healthy and as a result I want a lot of things that are not healthy. But two, cheesecake has become one of my favorite analogies for when things don’t go my way... read more