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? 🙂 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! 🙂 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. 😉 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...