Kelly Hashway / Ashelyn Drake

One Author With Two Names, Bringing You Books For All Ages


I'm a former language arts teacher who now works as a full-time writer, freelance editor, and mother to an adorable little girl. In addition to writing YA novels, I write middle grade books, picture books, and short stories. When I'm not writing or digging my way out from under my enormous To Be Read pile, I'm running and playing with my daughter. I reside in Pennsylvania with my husband, daughter, and two pets. 

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Poems, short stories, and now finally full-length novels. I've always loved books. Reading is a thing of magic. It has allowed me to enter into worlds I never would have known. I've cried, laughed, and been scared right alongside my favorite characters. And my hope is that people will do the same with my characters.

New Book Deal!!!

New Picture Book: Pepe Maurice Pierre, Poodle Extraordinaire

My young adult contemporary romance, Our Little Secret, (written as Ashelyn Drake) will be published by Limitless Publishing. I'm so excited! More details soon!

And in case you can't read the image above, here's what it says:

Ashelyn Drake's OUR LITTLE SECRET, when a girl falls for her best friend's twin brother, she'll have to decide what she's willing to risk to keep the guy of her dreams, to Jessica Gunhammer at Limitless, by Sarah Negovetich at Corvisiero Literary Agency.

I'll be signing copies of The Monster Within and The Darkness Within at Books-A-Million in the Stroud Mall from noon to 3pm on July 25th. Stop by and see me.

344 Stroud Mall Rd #430, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

My FREE Monthly Newsletter

Upcoming Events:

What's in it for you?

Stay up to date on all my releases, sales, giveaways, and freebies by subscribing to my FREE monthly newsletter!

Tuesday, Sep 15 All Day
Tuesday, Sep 22 All Day
Saturday, Oct 10 at 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

My Street Team:  Kelly's Coven

If you enjoy my books and would like to join my Street Team, Kelly's Coven, to help me promote them, click here

As a member, you'll get sneak peeks at my upcoming books and covers, special giveaways just for Coven members, and you'll be invited to the Kelly's Coven Facebook page to chat and hang out with me and other members.