Today’s Spotlight interview is Author Hannah Reed!
Please enjoy the interview with this amazing lady:
Let’s get to know you!
Who are you and what meal would you gladly eat forever?
Hannah: Hi Tiffany, thank you so much for inviting me to interview for your blog. I’m Hannah and I’m the author of the Pearl Wielders Trilogy, a young-adult, contemporary fantasy novel.
In a world where mer exist the mer and legged (humans) Princess April Meridia is preparing for the long awaited Peace Treaty to unite the mer and legged after centuries divided. The most powerful mera under the sea, her only instruction for the evening is to look ‘pretty and harmless’. But when peace is threatened and April’s powers start acting strangely, it is time for her to take control.
As for food… I adore ice cream, but for a main meal I love lasagne.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Hannah: If I could tell my younger self anything… it would probably be the same advice I need now. Have confidence in your writing and the worlds you’re creating. Writing is an incredible rollercoaster of emotions. I love the writer’s meme of Tangled from Rapunzel oscillating from worst writing ever to best writing ever—I think that is very true of many writers.
What would you say is the best thing about you?
Hannah: That is a difficult one!! I would say that I’m kind and always look for the best in others.
Favorite movie and why?
Hannah: I don’t have a favourite movie. I love too many! One of my favourite movies is The Princess Bride. It’s a classic, and it has everything—romance, adventure, comedy, unexpected twists…. So good!
Let’s get to know your book?
Tell us a little about your book and inspiration for it?
Hannah: The Pearl Wielder series (Tenebrasco, Essentia and Tempus) were inspired by a dream when I was 10 years old. I woke up and thought it was such a cool dream. However, The Pearl Wielders now bears little resemblance to that original dream.
Over the years whenever I was bored or travelling (and couldn’t read because I get travel sick) I would tell myself the story, expand on the world, create new characters, etc.
It wasn’t until 10 years later that I actually started writing the story and putting all the different pieces together.
I love the ocean and I always wished I had elemental powers (who doesn’t!) and so the Pearl Wielders was born.
What message would you like readers to get from your book?
Hannah: From the mer, the importance of safeguarding the ocean and marine wildlife. From April, the main character, I hope readers see the power of self-belief and fighting through your anxiety and insecurities. From the main characters, the power of friendship.
Which character was the easiest to write? Who was the most challenging?
Hannah: Easiest to write was April the MC. I always knew what she wanted and what she would do next. The hardest character was a character I can’t mention otherwise it spoils a surprise in the second book! What was difficult about this character was balancing, making them well-rounded when most of their actions were reprehensible.
Hannah: Ben & Jerry’s
Hannah: Sunshine Yellow.
Book you’re currently reading?
Hannah: I just finished Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern.
But I also have the Hannah Reads Community where I share more about my writing and life and share details with everyone before anyone else!
Also Goodreads! The best place if you just want to know when the next book is release.
If you’d like to start the Pearl Wielder Trilogy, check out Tenebrasco on Amazon today!!