Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.

Hashway is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
  • Pennsylvania
  • JoinedFebruary 23, 2015




Stories by Kelly Hashway
The Imaginary Friend by KellyHashway
The Imaginary Friend Fantasy
Samantha and Tracy have been best friends since kindergarten, but now that Tracy has gotten over her shyness and made new friends, Samantha is feeling left out. This is nothing compared to how she feels when a stra...
House of Horrors by KellyHashway
House of Horrors Horror
Not all carnivals are evil, but when they are, seeing really is believing-and a whole lot worse.
Two Tales of Terror by KellyHashway
Two Tales of Terror Horror
Not every story has a happy ending. Two Tales of Terror includes "The Monster of All Monsters" and "#Zombies", two short stories for horror loves ages twelve and up.