Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Introducing Author Ayla Hashway

I couldn't be happier to post today. My daughter, Ayla, received her paperback proof of her first book, The Secret Sister, yesterday and it's gorgeous! I'm so proud of all the hard work she put into this book. She spent her summer writing and reading as much as she could, and she really learned a lot—including how to overcome writer's block.

Together, we decided that she's going to keep her amateur status and make the ebook free. Print copies will be made for family and friends, but she won't make any money from them. This experience is about learning to write well, sharing her love of stories, and being proud of the accomplishment of writing a book. And that's a HUGE accomplishment. Did I mention she's only nine?

And yes, she's my new favorite author.

So without further ado, check out the gorgeous cover of The Secret Sister!


And here are some pictures of the paperback.




The ebook is already up on Smashwords and ready for download. And once again, it's FREE, so grab your copy here.

17 comments:

  1. That's fantastic. Great cover! I'm so excited for her. The new generation begins...

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    1. Yes! I love that she's starting so young. I can only imagine what a fantastic writer she'll be when she's older.

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  2. So exciting! Congratulations, Ayla! You must be so excited!

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  3. Oh, my goodness! this is epic. A mother/daughter publishing team, a powerhouse to recon with for many years to come, and we were there to witness at the beginning!

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  4. It's such an exciting time and event. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, huh? Congratulations to Ayla, and to many more books in her future.

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  5. Congratulations to Ayla. A lovely cover and exciting day for the author and her mom. Celebrate.

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  6. Sorry, had a weird sentence there and had to delete. Lol.

    That's a great cover and title. Very well done, Ayla, and CONGRATS to both you and your proud mama!

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  7. Awesome!!! I'm sure that makes you happy inside and out. Congrats. I've never heard of SmashWords. I'll have to look them up.

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    1. They're an ebook distributor. And yes, I'm very happy for her. :)

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