Author Archives: Anastacia Hawkins

There’s Magic in the Air

Do you have a young reader in your life who loves the world of dance? Larkspur, and its exciting sequel Return to Larkspur, are fantasy adventure novels that will keep your 7-12 year olds on the edge of their seats! … Continue reading

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Use Music to Inspire Your Writing

Do you listen to music while you write? I’ve heard that many writers do. I actually find listening to music WHILE I write a bit distracting, but listening to music as a part of the writing process has been extremely … Continue reading

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FREE Advice on How to Write a Query Letter

There are so many people out there willing to share valuable information with other writers, for a price! However, I recently discovered this website that offers FREE advice about writing query letters; something many of us struggle with! This query … Continue reading

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Writing Historical Fiction

How can you write what you know if you’re writing historical fiction? “We grow up being told to “write” what we “know”, but history is the unknown. You have to learn almost everything about a period and the social customs just … Continue reading

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Write Yourself Happy; the Joy of Journaling

We all have problems. So many problems! Some big, some small, but molehills become mountains if not tended to. So, how do we manage problems that seem unmanageable? Write about them! This may seem so simple—too simple. But the fact … Continue reading

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Passport to Anywhere!

The Joy of Reading is like owning a magical passport. This passport not only allows us to travel to other places, but also to other worlds, other times. I just finished reading an amazing book, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Author Interview!

Proud to share with you my FIRST AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Clean Indie Reads: CIR:  What inspired you to write the Larkspur series? HAWKINS:  At age 11, my daughter was struggling to find a book that really grabbed her attention. She … Continue reading

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Just for My Followers! Excerpt From Return to Larkspur

In the anticipated sequel to the fantasy adventure, Larkspur, Taylor, Leslie, and Mason return to Larkspur to be infused with the Areli Light in order to help defend the land and people they have come to love.  As they face … Continue reading

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Write it Down!

            I recently did an author presentation at a local elementary school. I love talking with kids about the joy of writing, and seek to inspire them to become writers themselves. Our children are the … Continue reading

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Life is the Messy Bits

“Life is the messy bits.” I love this quote from Letters to Juliet! The messiness of life is inevitable. And it’s needed! During my first writing course, I can’t tell you how often my instructor asked, “Where’s the conflict?” I … Continue reading

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