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? 🙂 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...
The Hawke is Taking Flight

The Hawke is Taking Flight

Hey y’all! Hawke is headed out to Atlanta soon for several huge events. First, I’ll be at Dragoncon! I’m not there as a guest, but if you happen to see someone with some cute “I <3 Books” buttons, feel free to introduce yourself and get a button. 🙂 I’m really excited about some of the author guests and writing panels! Overlapping Dragoncon is the Decatur Book Festival. As part of the YA Author Rendezvous I’ll be in the exhibitor area sharing a bunch of great books from our YAAR authors. I will be at the festival on Sunday only! I hope to see some of you there!...
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...
Freebie: Daily Word Count Tracking Stickers

Freebie: Daily Word Count Tracking Stickers

I have been inching toward planner nirvana, integrating my love of bright colors and functionality. I’ve also recently been using a strategy to meet my word count by breaking up my goal for the day into small, manageable chunks. Each chunk earns a check mark, or filled-in box, and I finally decided to go from a quickly scribbled chart on my notepad to a structured format. My stickers as printed have 8 boxes because my daily word goal is 4000 words – which makes each box 500. But the download has 10 boxes, which makes it easy to divide up for your word goal. 🙂 Here’s just a couple tips and reminders: These stickers are 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 to fit the box. 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 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!...
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. 🙂 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...