Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Crossroads Blog Tour, Day Four: Janet Fox and Kelly Hashway with #Giveaway @janetsfox @kellyhashway @TheCrossroadsBT

Day 4 of the week-long 2015 Crossroads Blog Tour spotlights authors Janet Fox and Kelly Hashway. We thank the authors for taking the time to answer our questions. Don't forget to enter the giveaway. This tour, presented by Leap Books, can be followed on Twitter @TheCrossroadsBT and Facebook.

Author Janet Fox

Janet Fox's published works include the non-fiction middle grade self-help book GET ORGANIZED WITHOUT LOSING IT (Free Spirit Publishing) and three young adult historical novels: FAITHFUL, FORGIVEN, and SIRENS (all Speak/Penguin). Her debut middle grade novel THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE is due out March 15, 2016 from Viking. Janet is a 2010 MFA graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and she's represented by Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. She lives in Bozeman, Montana, where she and her husband are ruled by an energetic Lab, but you can also find her at, connect with her on Twitter at @janetsfox, and follow her on Facebook at AuthorJanetFox

What is your creepiest memory?
When I was about 14, we lived in a house that I swear was haunted. One night I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night, sat up, and watched my (very heavy) mirror lift off the wall, hit my dresser, and fall to the floor. I fell back to sleep at once. The next morning, there was my mirror on the floor, unbroken. They say ghosts don't like mirrors...

What is your favorite thing to do during the Halloween season?
I love everything about fall. My favorite thing has to be making pumpkin pie after Halloween. I used to go trick or treating, of course. Now I man the candy handouts. Um, did I mention I love chocolate?


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THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE is a middle-grade novel set in a spooky Scottish castle during WWII. The lady of the manor has set it up as a temporary boarding school for children escaping the Blitz. But something is not right with that castle or that lady, and the children begin disappearing one by one. There are clues that a spy is in the house; there are undeniable signs of a sinister magic. Ghostly hauntings, enigma machines, creepy noises, and peculiar teachers all hint at a complicated mystery. It’s a race against the clock for one girl, her two younger siblings, and her new best friend to get to the bottom of things. 

Author Kelly Hashway

Kelly Hashway fully admits to being one of the most accident-prone people on the planet, but that didn’t stop her from jumping out of an airplane at ten thousand feet one Halloween. Maybe it was growing up reading R.L. Stine’s Fear Street books that instilled a love of all things scary and a desire to live in a world filled with supernatural creatures, but she spends her days writing speculative fiction for young adults, middle graders, and young children. 

Kelly’s also a sucker for first love, which is why she writes YA and NA romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she’s not writing, Kelly works as an editor and also as Mom, which she believes is a job title that deserves to be capitalized. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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What is your creepiest memory?
Using a Ouiji Board in my basement with my sister and having the door slam shut on us when no one else was home.

What is your favorite thing to do during the Halloween season?
I love watching horror movies in the dark.

The Monster Within 

The moment seventeen-year-old Samantha Thompson crawls out of her grave, her second chance at life begins. She died of cancer with her long-time boyfriend, Ethan, by her side—a completely unfair shot at life. But Ethan found a way to bring her back, like he promised he would. Only Sam came back wrong.

She's now a monster that drains others' lives to survive. And after she kills, she’s tortured by visions—glimpses into her victims would-have-been futures had she not killed them. Barely able to live with herself and trying to make things right, Sam ends up a pawn in a vicious game of payback within the local coven of witches.

But when the game reveals what Ethan had to do to save Sam, she must make a choice that will change all their lives forever.

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1 comment:

  1. Honestly it's the candy. I do also like seeing the kids all dressed up in costumes.