Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Mishmash 4/13/15


Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:
  1. Monroe County Book Expo  I'll be at the Hughes Branch of the Eastern Monroe Public Library this Saturday from 10am-3pm selling copies of ALL my titles (both Kelly Hashway and Ashelyn Drake titles). If you're in the Stroudsburg area, please stop by to see me and a bunch of other local authors.
  2. Scholastic Book Fair  Someone help me. I'll working the Scholastic Book Fair at my daughter's school again this week, and it's a BOGO sale! My poor wallet. I just can't help myself when it comes to buying books.
  3. New Adult Scavenger Hunt  I'll be participating in the New Adult Scavenger Hunt April 23-26 as Ashelyn Drake. I'm Team Blue! I'm promoting Looking For Love and giving away a copy of the Campus Crush paperback, which includes ALL the books in the series—yes, even Looking For Love. Find out more about the hunt here.

  4. The Monster Within in a B&N Ad?  I was on my email last Friday and this was the ad that appeared in my sidebar. That's The Monster Within! No idea how this happened, but woo hoo!!! Totally made my day. I hope others saw this ad in their email sidebars, too. I'm just going to tell myself they did. ;) 
  5. New Picture Book Released  I had a new picture book release through Guardian Angel Publishing. It's titled A Lion's Song and you can purchase a copy on Amazon or the publisher's website. Right now the paperback is available in both places, but the ebook version is currently only up on the publisher's website. Robert Lee Beers did such a great job with the illustrations. Just check out the cover: 
    Amara is the only lion who can't roar. Every time she tries, it comes out like a song.  She doesn't know what her purpose in the pride will be if she can't be ferocious. But when a Nile crocodile threatens her family, Amara's song just might save them.
That's it for me. What's on your mind today?

28 comments:

  1. Have a great time at the book fairs. I'm still using Camp Nanowrimo to re-work my novel.

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    1. You should see the stack of books I put aside in the first five minutes of arriving to "work" the fair. lol

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  2. Wow, busy week! Have fun.

    Me? Just finished writing up a communications plan for a mock crisis. lol

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    1. I try to. I'm not happy if I'm not busy.

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  4. Take a moment to breathe in between all your activities. As for controlling the book buying urge, I have no idea. :)

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    1. lol Me either! ;) I created a pile as soon as I got there today.

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  5. You are definitely going to be busy this week!

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  6. Welcome to the Guardian Angel family, Kelly! My tween chapter book series, The Weaver Tales are from Guardian. I help with the GAP facebook page, so I'll eventually get around to posting your new book info over there :)

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    1. Thanks, Kai. They have so many great authors working with them. I knew you were one of them. :)

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  7. Oh, I love that PB cover. And congrats.

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    1. Thanks, Johnell. My illustrator is very talented.

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  8. congrats, that cover is outstanding. too too cute! And good luck with the scholastic fair, I'd go broke there lol

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I had a pile within sixty seconds of being there. Then I reorganized all the series while the PTO board laughed and let me have at it. They know I'm crazy when it comes to books being shelved out of order. lol

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  9. Your picture book looks so cute and I can't wait to read it!

    Good luck at the book fair- I can imagine those are tough on the wallet. But well worth it! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I spent $80 at the last BOGO book fair. How does that happen?

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  10. I am very partial to lions b/c of my name. Looks like a great pb! And your poor wallet- mine would be in the same state!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra. I need my daughter's class to hurry up and get to this fair so I'll stop adding books to her pile. lol

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  11. Congrats on the picture book release. I avoided the last Scholastic book fair. I have too many books.

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    1. Thanks, Medeia. I always get called in to work them so no avoiding for me.

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  12. Holy cow you have a lot going on. Congrats! Good luck not buying books. If you're like me, you won't succeed. But it's not really a bad thing.

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  13. It's amazing how the release of a new PB (WOOO-HOOOO! Go, Kelly!) gets to be the fifth note in an otherwise chuck-full of things Monday mishmash. You're awesome

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    1. lol My Mishmash's aren't in any order—kind of like my thoughts. ;)

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  14. Hi Kelly, good luck at your daughter's book fair. I remember working those, too ;) Your picture book is so sweet!! Love the cover.

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