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...
Freebie: Pomodoro Technique Stickers

Freebie: Pomodoro Technique Stickers

Have you ever used the Pomodoro technique for productivity? I love it for getting myself focused on a task that’s going to take a while. The basic idea behind a Pomodoro (which is Italian for tomato – the creator used a tomato kitchen timer) is working for timed sessions and taking a short break. Here’s a little rundown from LifeHacker: Choose a task to be accomplished. Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer) Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper Take a short break (5 minutes is OK) Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break It can be really helpful when you have a big task and need to get long work sessions in. These little Pomodoro stickers will help you track your work! These stickers are a little smaller than 1.5 inches wide so they should work in an Erin Condren or MAMBI Happy Planner. I create most of my stickers with an offset, but these are already EXACTLY the right size . If you have a cutting machine (Silhouette or Cricut), don’t do an offset here. If you cut by hand, just cut on the lines and you’re golden. 🙂 When you print, be sure that you tell your printer not to scale. Select “Print Actual Size,” or whichever option your printer gives that prints true to size. Do not “Fit to Page” or anything, as it may print the wrong size. The sheets have a scale on the bottom. 🙂 And one last thing! These stickers are for your personal use. You may...