Hannah the teacher and coach
A former high school English teacher, she has owned The Write Touch for over ten years, which offers a variety of tutoring and coaching services for clients of ALL ages. From essays to resumes and website content to manuscript analysis, Hannah can help with all writing projects.
Hannah has an M.Ed in School Counseling and is a Rhode Island Certified teacher for grades 7-12. She assists in the college application process, including SAT prep and writing the college application essay. She has worked with graduate students and PHd candidates and also offers career counseling to those just starting out in their chosen field as well as seasoned folks seeking a change.
Hannah the writer and publisher
A YA and NA author, Hannah is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen&ink Literary. She is the founder and editor of Sucker Literary, which features emerging YA authors, and the founder of All The Way YA, a group blog of writers telling the real deal about writing and publishing YA fiction.
Hannah's YA novel, My Sister’s Wedding, won the first place award for The Writer’s Digest International Self-Publishing Contest, 2004, children’s book division. She published the follow-up, My Summer Vacation, in May 2006, which went on to win a bronze IPPY in 2007. The third Maddie book, Fear of Falling was released in the fall of 2009 and was praised by teachers and readers for tackling subjects like homophobia and coming out. She’s published young adult short stories on Amazon’s Shorts, in an anthology entitled Bound Is The Bewitching Lilith, and in the journal Balancing The Tides. She also has written columns for The Jewish Voice & Herald.
Hannah is a member of AWP , SCBWI , and ARIA as well as a graduate of Pine Manor College's Solstice Program in Creative Writing where she earned an MFA in Writing For Young People. She resides in Bristol, RI with her husband, two daughters, and two cats.
Hannah the therapist
Recently, Hannah has begun the C.A.G.S. Mental Health Counseling program at Rhode Island College to become a licensed psychotherapist. Many of her friends, family, and clients are saying, "It's about time."
Click below to listen to a recent interview with Hannah on The Bruce Newbury show.
Articles About Hannah
- Getting the word(s) out
Projo - Wednesday, April 13, 2005
- The story of Maddie Hickman
Newport Daily News
- Authors Don't Always Go By The Book
Newport Daily News - Monday, February 1, 2010
- New Lit Mag to Showcase Emerging YA Writers
- Making her Vision a Reality
- Hen&ink Blog January 30, 2012
- Bristol Resident Releases Young Adult Literary Magazine