Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Mishmash and Blog Hop Giveaway

Happy Monday! My mishmash will be shortened for the Small Blogs, Big Dreams blog hop and giveaway.



  1. TOUCH OF DEATH SWAG  I have some great SWAG up for grabs in this giveaway. You can win a bloodstone keychain (Jodi Marshall gets Medusa's bloodstone locket in the book. The stone contains Medusa's blood and all its powers.), bookmarks, and stickers.
  2. Plotting out of order  I'm working on a new idea and it's coming together like a puzzle: in pieces and totally out of order. I'm going with it, though.
  3. The Imaginary Friend  My two-part short story ebook (middle grade read) is now FREE on Kindle. Grab your copy here.
Good luck to those entering the giveaway. And now it's your turn. What's on your mind today?



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Click here for a list of all the other bloggers participating in this blog hop/giveaway.

100 comments:

  1. The keychains look awesome, Kelly. How exciting! I like the stickers, too. I want stickers! lol.

    Everything looks great. You must be over the moon excited. :)

    Michelle

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. SHP has some more great SWAG planned. I did the stickers and keychain myself for the purpose of this blog hop. I'm so excited about what Spencer Hill is working on, though. Amazing!

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  2. Very cool, Kelly! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  3. I need to do a blog hop!

    Right now though, I've got some reading to do, and hope to have a new Musical Musings post up later today.

    I so want that keychain, I've been thinking about collecting them, for fun more than anything else, I'd love to have that one.

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    1. SHP is making me some really awesome SWAG. I'm glad people like the keychain I made though. :)

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  4. Great swag, Kelly!

    On my mind: I totally forgot the kids have vacation this week. Trying to figure out how I'll get any writing done. lol

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    1. That was last week for me. My daughter and husband were home. Good luck!

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  5. Nice bloodstone keychain. :) I'm ironing out the last bits on my next PB revisions. Then I'll be writing an MG. (I'd like to try out fast-drafting, an idea I got from you!)

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    1. Good luck with fast drafting, Claudine. I love it.

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  6. You are an inspiration, Kelly. HOW do you accomplish so much each day?! Happy writing and blogging...always. :)

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    1. Thank you. That's so sweet of you to say. I sneak time everywhere.

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  7. Ooh, I like it when the ideas are in bits and pieces and out of order. Kind of fun, putting them in order :D oh Medusa's keychain? I need the power contained in the blood. Just to think the things I'd do *dreamy sigh* Lucky Jodi. The bookmarks are a reader's dream. :)

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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway and for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to Touch of Death. Just downloaded you MG book The Imaginary Friend to. Have a great day!

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart

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  9. Very cool swag! And yay for the new idea. Plotting them out can be so much fun!

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  10. What cool stuff, Kelly! Good luck with your WIP :)

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  11. Great ideas all around, Kelly! Way C-O-O-L...Best Wishes : )

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  12. Very nice. You have such a pretty/inticing cover so all your swag looks equally great!

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  13. Just hoppin' thru and am totally glad you signed up for this hop. I love to discover new authors!

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  14. Oh, my goodness. I could use some secret, magical blood. And I'm dying to read Touch of Death.

    But I also stopped by because you've been tagged.

    http://patesden.livejournal.com/

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    1. I'm so glad you are looking forward to it, Pat. :)

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  15. Catherine Stine has left a new comment on your post "Monday Mishmash and Blog Hop Giveaway":

    Swag looks good! As for me, I am trying to keep up with my A to Z commitment, while correcting tons of student research papers.



    Posted by Catherine Stine to Kelly Hashway at April 16, 2012 11:31 AM

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    1. I don't miss the days of grading research papers. Good luck!

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  16. To answer your question: I'm mostly up to ears in alphabet soup. The A to Z has been keeping me hopping all April.

    Great giveaway, Kelly!

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    1. I don't know how you guys are keeping up with that challenge. Kudos!

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    2. I've noticed that several are dropping out. I totally understand. My you know what is dragging! Send chocolate.

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    3. Um, I kind of ate all my Easter chocolate already. How about virtual chocolate?

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  17. The swag looks awesome!! As for what I'm thinking today, well aside from the fact that I'm trying not to worry about going back to school tomorrow, I'm debating whether I should either write, or draw something. LOL sorry that was so random! :)

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    1. Jana, my Monday Mishmash's are all about embracing the random thoughts we have. ;) I vote for write, though. And I'm glad you like the SWAG.

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  18. Plotting out of order sounds like a great way to work in some serious twists. Awesome! :)

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    1. It really is. It helps with dropping subtle clues, too.

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  19. Sounds exciting, especially the two-part middle grade reader!

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    1. I hope you download it for free and enjoy it!

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  20. I am not a plotter. I see the story in pictures, mostly the start and the end, the rest comes to me along the journey, of course there is note talking between. For instance, I finished chapter seven of my new WIP last night which impacted something I wrote in chapter two. I had to go back to chap two and make some notes about the change. I am guess that means I don't follow a straight path from A-Z (not to be confused with the April blogging madness).

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    1. I once got 3/4 through a manuscript and then went back to add five chapters pretty early on. And I even plotted the whole thing out ahead of time. LOL

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  21. and yes, great swag. Love the blood stone.

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  22. Love the giveaway That keychain is awesome!

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  23. Being pissed off because I have to walk on eggshells around people.
    Lauren

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  24. OMG! what's on my mind today...
    Well I'm thinking that I should being studying right now!
    I have a lot of thing to read for my classes!
    And also It's almost time to cook dinner so that is what's on my mind right now!
    Kisses
    And what a lovely giveaway!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. Good luck studying. :)

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  25. Your book's on my list!! I love the cover:)

    I'm actually thinking of the crappy weather...how original:))

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    1. Thank you!

      Oh, the weather. It's 90 degrees here today. This is way too hot for April.

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  26. That swag looks fantastic.

    I really enjoyed reading Imaginary Friend last year.

    When I'm gripped by a shiny new idea things don't come to me in order.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia, on both accounts. :)

      Yeah, my ideas rarely come in order. It happened again today. I really tried to think in time sequence, but it didn't work. LOL.

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  27. I love the keychain. It is so cool! Thanks for the giveaway. How exciting! Also- I love when things come together like a puzzle. Today I am busy catching up on all emails and I had a great meeting with my co-author. Very productive! :)

    ~Jess

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, Jess. Sounds like you are having a great day. :)

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  28. When will Once Upon A Time come on again!

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    1. I'm thinking about chocolate right now.lol I LOVE the swag! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    2. Now I'm thinking about chocolate. ;)

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  29. Great giveaway. I'm in Australia. I'm I eligible?

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  30. I love book swag, my husband thinks I am such a nerd...:)

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  31. How fun! It looks like a great read too.

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  32. Cool swag. Would love to win. Count me in!

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  33. I think I forgot to leave a comment yesterday, Kelly. So, here's for yesterday. :D LOVE the stone!

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    1. Me too. I almost don't want to give it away. ;)

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  34. Coming together in pieces, huh? Good, I'm not alone - that's how my MG novel is evolving. Nice to know I'm not the only one. ;)

    Love the bookmarks and the key chain. Did you get one to keep for yourself?

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    1. Shauna, you know me well. I made two. And I'm almost 100% sure I'm keeping the second one. I may change my mind though because Spencer Hill Press has some awesome SWAG in store. :)

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  35. I can't wait to read ur book! If ur interested in doing a blog tour or wanting a review please let me know!

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    1. Thanks, Amber. My marketing director at SHP is working on this, but I'll keep you in mind. :)

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  36. I'm thinking about how i can sleep all day tomorrow.

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  37. Hey Kelly--my publishing sister this is my first time to visit your awesome blog. Can't wait to read your books. :)

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  38. Got my SWAG! Got it the other day, I'm slow, but- Thanks!

    Got The Imaginary Friend too.

    Rock on!

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    1. Great, Rick. Enjoy! And thank you again. :)

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  39. I finally got to your blog on my computer instead of reading on my phone :) Taking a break to catch up :)

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  40. What's on my mind today? Well, I'm looking forward to your debut and the sequel (per the convo @ last night's chat), and bookmarks are always a great thing to have when my TBR pile is huge and I dabble in reading multiple books at once.

    I'm hoping to carve out time to write on my current WIP and read while keeping four boys (with endless energy) occupied and homeschooled. Thank you for this giveaway. I love your cover and the story concept. Sounds great!

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    1. Thanks so much! Four boys and they're homeschooled? Um, you must be superhuman! Kudos to you! And good luck in the giveaway. :)

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  41. I'm also participating in this great blog hop! :) I'm making sure to visit each blog and become a follower - I hope you get a chance to stop by and become my follower as well: http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/04/small-blogs-big-dreams-blog-hop-and.html .

    The blog hop is what's on my mind today - I had to post late due to having to go out of town for a funeral!

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    1. So sorry to hear you had to go to a funeral. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm heading over to your blog now. :)

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  42. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    i really enjoy these giveaway hops - i get to explore and follow new blogs that I may not have seen otherwise - thanks.

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