Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Writer Wednesday: Teaming Up With Other Authors

It's no secret that I'm a huge proponent of authors supporting other authors, but today I want to take that one step further and talk about authors teaming up with other authors. This is such a great way to help each other promote and to reach a new audience. This week, I'm teaming up with 11 other YA authors to bring readers a huge giveaway. It's great for the readers, and it's great for the authors too because we are reaching new potential fans and sharing our fan bases with each other. If you haven't yet teamed up with other authors like this, I'd encourage you to try it. And before you go, check out the giveaway and be sure to enter. There are so many prizes to win!

First, here are the participating authors:

Now for the prizes. There will be a winner for each prize. Yes, that means there are a ton of chances to win!


2 $40 gift cards
eBook of PERFECT FOR YOU by Ashelyn Drake
eBook of FINE ART OF PRETENDING by Rachel Harris
eBook of SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE by Elana Johnson
eBook of ELEVATED by Elana Johnson
eBook of PLAYING WITH FIRE by Sherry Ficklin
One of the GUARDIANS OF GALAXY books by Ednah Walters
RITE OF REJECTION by Sarah Negovetich
4 copies of THE TROUBLE WITH DESTINY by Lauren Morrill
eBook set of THE DARK BETRAYAL Trilogy by Nichole Chase

eBook of TOUCHING SMOKE by Airicka Phoenix
eBook of DAUGHTER OF CHAOS by Jen McConnel

You can enter on my Facebook page or on the Rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is international and will run from November 9th to November 15th. Good luck!

Giveaway hosted by Ashelyn Drake. 

More info about Ashelyn can be found below: 

Ashelyn is a pen name for Kelly Hashway. Kelly grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

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  1. It is a good idea to team up with other writers. I do so every now and then, although the marketing involved takes a lot of time.

    1. It does take a lot of time. I have a social media manager and she organized the entire thing. I don't think I could have done it on my own, not with all the editing I do.

  2. Great idea! You can share the prize money and use your separate networks to get more entries.

  3. Love it! It's been a while since I ran a promotion like that. Time to get back into the game. =)

    1. Good luck. It's a lot of work, but it's worth it.

  4. You are a class act when it comes to supporting others. Thumbs up.

  5. My cp Kimberly has done a few of these, and they do seem to work really well for exposing authors. Which that was an odd word choice, but I'm too lazy to find another one. ;)

    1. lol I know what you mean, and you're definitely right.

  6. You are such a great example, Kelly, for those of us starting out.

    1. I don't know about that, but I think it's important for authors to share what they learn with other authors.

  7. It sounds like that'll be keeping you busy!

  8. Wow. That's awesome. Good things going on and good luck.


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