Kelly Hashway: Interview and Giveaway

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Welcome to the kickoff of the very first Spencer Hill Press Giveaway Week! For those of you that don't know about Spencer Hill Press, here's a little background. Spencer Hill Press is an independent publishing house that specializes in science fiction, paranormal romance and urban fantasy for the Young Adult audience. 

With a host of talented authors and dozens of fantastic titles under its belt, Spencer Hill Press has become a veritable powerhouse. And, as luck would have it, yours truly is hosting the fantastic crowd with a whole bunch of goodies for all of you! Be sure to follow the week (through Sunday), and check out the great features and giveaways!
Welcome, Kelly Hashway, Author of Touch of Death and More! 
Find Kelly: Twitter. Blog. Website. Facebook.

1. Was being an author always your goal growing up, or did that become your goal along the way?

I've always loved creating stories. I definitely knew at a young age that I wanted to be a writer, but my dream of being published came later. Now, I can't imagine doing anything else.

2. What is the best part about being an author for you?

This is actually a tie between creating an entire book from one small idea and hearing from readers. Both are exciting and very fulfilling.

3. Do you have any funny or unique writing quirks?

I tune out the world when I write. My husband complains that when I'm drafting a new book, he doesn't exist. My characters and their story take over my mind until the book is finished.

4. How long did it take you to write Touch of Death?

I almost don't want to tell you. It took 14 days to draft the story. I like to fast draft, and like I said, I ignore the world until the book is finished.

5. Describe Touch of Death in 5 words or less, please! 

Even the dead aren't safe.

6. Is there anything else you'd like to tell your readers?

Be sure to look for Touch of Death January 2013, but in the meantime, you can check out my picture books, like May the Best Dog Win.


Because Touch of Death is not yet released, Kelly has graciously offered a copy of her favourite picture book, May the Best Dog Win

This giveaway is US ONLY, and it will end promptly at midnight EST on February 7, 2012. 

As always, you do not have to be a follower to enter, but it is always appreciated! 

Still want to enter? Please leave your email address in a comment :)


  1. Good interview! I have never read a book of her, but I hope do it soon:)
    Here is my e-mail: ;)

  2. Great interview! The cover is gorgeous!! :)

  3. The cover is a knockout and I'm counting the days until release. Bravo, Kelly and Melissa, on such a great interview!

    1. Thanks, Darby. Melissa did come up with some great questions. It was fun.

  4. Awesome interview! Your book sounds amazing, Kelly, and I can't wait to read it! In the meantime, I would be happy to win a copy of your favorite picture book :) Thanks for the giveaway!!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

    1. You're welcome, Julie, and thanks for the kind words. :)

  5. Great interview, Kelly! One day (one day not today) I'm going to try fast drafting :)

    1. Try it, Katie. You might end up loving it. I never thought I'd fast draft. Now I can't do anything else.

  6. Really looking forward to this new release! Sounds like a lovely book :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  7. Ooh, I'm excited! (:


  8. 'Even the dead aren't safe'.. HA! Love it. Great interview, JAN '13 can't come soon enough. Congrats again, Kelly!

  9. Can't wait till Touch of Death comes out! May the Best Dog Win would keep me busy till then.

    Enter Me. Rick Starkey chip77 (at) bigplanet (dot) com

    1. Yay! I'm glad you are looking forward to it, Rick.

  10. I was wondering how you might describe your book in five words or less. The one you've got is great! I've got to try out fast drafting, too. Nice interview!

    1. Summing up a book in five words or less is tough. I'm glad you think I did okay, Claudine. Definitely give fast drafting a try. You won't know if it will work well for you until you try.

  11. I love that cover it's breathtaking.
    bookluver1997 AT hotmail DOT com

  12. Looking forward to this release date!

    At least May the Best Dog Win is perfect for my kiddo!

    Samkanatzar (at) gmail (dot) com


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