Monday, May 13, 2013

The Writer's View: Rachel Hanna


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My View of the World as a Writer

Being a writer has its challenges and perks, and one of those perks is being able to work from home writing stories that just magically pop out of my brain from time to time. Well, okay, there's no magic. It's hard work extracting those juicy nuggets of entertainment from my mind sometimes.

My writing space isn't just one space. My sweet husband set up an entire office for me, but most of the time I don't work there. He and my thirteen year old daughter (homeschooled) work in there a lot. I pass through, usually just asking what everyone wants for lunch, but I don't work there much. I think being tied down too much zaps my creativity.

Most of the time, you will find me either on my laptop in my bed or on my iPad using a wireless keyboard. The craziest place I "write" is in my Ford Expedition sitting in my driveway. Yes, you read that right. Sometimes I like to dictate certain parts of my stories to get books done faster, but I can't think clearly if there is any chance one of my kids or my husband might be standing at the door listening. So.... I often sit in the empty car so I can dictate into my iPad without fear of sounding like I am talking to the voices in my head. :)

My view outside is pretty nice. Our house backs up to a wooded area, so I do also like to sit on the deck sometimes and enjoy the birds singing and the slight breeze. However, I am easily distracted at times, so this is a rare event. Plus, have you ever tried to write on a white screen in the direct sunlight? Yeah, not a great plan.

So, that's me, folks! No rhyme or reason to what I will do from one day to the next, but those closest to me know that I'm a little different and I guess they love me for it!

About the Author: 

Rachel Hanna is a best-selling author of romance novellas and novels. She lives outside of Atlanta with her husband, three cool kids, two crazy dogs and one very snooty outdoor cat. She loves to write, read, spend time with family and embarrass her kids as much as possible.
She also LOVES to connect with her readers through various social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to check out her website for ways to connect!





When twenty-four year old Bella Clay experiences yet another major loss in her life, she is forced to come home and become a young, single mother to her seven year old nephew. No one in the small town of Madison Falls knows just how damaged she is, and they certainly don't know her dirty little secret about where she's been for the last two years.

Grant Brady is the local hunk who works as the elementary school PE and history teacher. When he takes an interest in helping Bella start over in Madison Falls, she tries to push him away afraid that he will find out her dark secrets. What she doesn't know is that Grant has a secret of his own.

Will love prevail or will one or both of them run for the hills out of fear? 




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9 comments:

Mary Preston said...

Dictating would be faster. I imagine hearing the story out loud could be very helpful.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Andra Lyn said...

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a wonderful book!

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Karen H in NC said...

Thanks for letting into your world for a quick peek at the writer at home.

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Ingeborg said...

I think it's funny you sit in the car and dictate. I wonder what the neighbors think when they see you talking to yourself.

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Rachel Hanna said...

Thanks for hosting my book today!

Rachel Hanna

Shannon R said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun places you write, the office is nice but I agree it too confining

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MomJane said...

This sounds like a unique story line. I really am intrigued.

Ari T said...

Disrespect is a great deal breaker! Loved how you explained that one. It's completely true in my opinion!
Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing your ideas!
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