NaNoWriMo Calendar

NaNoWriMo Calendar

Hey y’all! Just a quick post to wish you luck for NaNoWriMo and share a cool printable calendar to help you track your work! Click to¬†download the PDF! You are welcome to share but please give credit to Jessica Hawke! A link back to this site would be absolutely...
Hawke Street Team

Hawke Street Team

I’m looking to build my street team! Are you enthusiastic about books? Are you enthusiastic about MY books? ūüôā I’d love your help in helping share books with readers who will love them. I am looking for folks who are willing to: *Share posts/links/reviews on social media for sales, releases, and giveaways *Give input on titles, characters, and other fun stuff *Engage with Facebook Fan Page posts by liking/commenting things that interest you *Spread the love at conventions/conferences by taking swag or taking pictures with hashtags! If you’re like “man, Jessica, I dunno, I like your books but that’s not for me…” It’s cool! If you’re out there encouraging and sending good vibes this way, it’s still awesome! But if you’re like “YES THAT IS SO ME! I LIKE FREE STUFF! I LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA! I LIKE YOU!” Then please fill out the form below! (This is not an application to Harvard. I just need a single place to gather names! ūüôā Thanks in advance, and I’m looking forward to working with you guys!...
IPad Pro Giveaway

IPad Pro Giveaway

Y’all. This is for reals. If I could enter this giveaway, I would, but I’m ineligible cause you know, I’m doing it. ūüėČ I’m part of a multi-author giveaway¬†with a MASSIVE prize. You can win an iPad Pro and over 50 eBooks. That’s like Christmas and a couple years of birthdays in one, man. Click the graphic above to find out how to win.¬†Seriously, do this...
Decatur Book Festival

Decatur Book Festival

  Well it has come and gone! Labor Day weekend was a big one; Dragoncon is one of my favorite weekends of the year, and this year was extra interesting because I headed out to the Decatur Book Festival for Sunday. I’ve heard about DBF from agents and authors on Twitter, and thought “how interesting, this is basically in my back yard!” So this was my first year going and WOW! It was very different from what I expected, but a great event. First of all, in just hearing about it, I expected an indoor conference type setting, but it was the complete opposite. The Festival is outside and takes up a huge section of a very quaint downtown area of Decatur. The whole area is taken over with big white tents filled with authors, publishers, and booksellers of all sorts. One of my personal highlights was the carnival-style food carts featuring deep-fried EVERYTHING, a pan-fried noodle stop, and many more delights. (I was in a hurry and holding out for dinner plans with a friend, so I went simple with a corn dog.) I was helping support a young adult author group I am part of called Young Adult Author Rendezvous. We have over 70 authors, and most of them sent books to be displayed at the festival, so we basically had a very small bookstore set up in Decatur. Sales-wise it was fairly slow. I was a little frustrated at our location. We were near one of the entrances/exits so had some¬†traffic, but we were also in the section with non-fiction authors. We were surrounded by several...
Freebie: Disney Quote Stickers for Happy Planner

Freebie: Disney Quote Stickers for Happy Planner

I love me some Disney. Currently I’m in the rehearsal process for a local production of Mary Poppins, and I started making some quotes and found myself making a whole bunch of them. So here is a set of full box Disney¬†quote stickers for your Happy planner. Here’s just a couple tips and reminders: These stickers are designed to cover the entire box in the MAMBI Happy Planner, so they are about 2.5 inches long when cut correctly. I create all my¬†stickers with a small offset (approx. 0.04 inches) so that I get¬†ink all the way to the edge.¬†Check out my Youtube tutorial on creating the offset on your Silhouette software. If you cut by hand, just make sure to trim a little extra off. 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. ūüôā And one last thing! These stickers are for your personal use. You may not resell them or claim the design as your own, whether my original or with your own alterations. However, if you would like to share with friends, that’s awesome! Just make sure to leave the watermarks on the files, and please throw a link back to¬†either my website or to my Etsy. Thank you! Now what you were really waiting for…here’s the PDF, or you can click¬†the image...

Coming Back

Y’all, it has been a minute since I posted! (And by a minute, I mean the slang version that means¬†a whole lot longer than a minute!)¬†Lots of interesting things have gone on since oh…wow, has it really been since November?! One of the biggest pieces of news is that my rights have been reverted on Phantom Touch.¬†Currently, the e-book is unavailable, but I’ll be re-releasing it soon for those who haven’t had a chance to read it, with a new cover and a few fixes. But even more exciting…a sequel! Woohoo! It was a great honor (and let’s be real, an ego boost) to constantly hear readers saying, “I want another one!” So, dear friends, your demands are going to be met. I’ve written a sequel to Phantom Touch, which I’m hoping to release before the end of the year. It’s a shorter novel, but I think you’re going to love it! So please keep checking back here for news and updates. I’ll also be announcing a giveaway shortly, so make sure you get in on...