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. Recent, previous projects include Sucker Literary, which features emerging YA authors and All The Way YA, a group blog of writers telling the real deal about writing and publishing YA fiction.
Hannah is a member of 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 black and white cat named Zoe.
Hannah recently completed a Certificate in Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College. Soon she will become a licensed psychotherapist. Many of her friends, family, and clients are saying, "It's about time."
A former high school English teacher, Hannah has owned The Write Touch for almost 14 years and offers a variety of tutoring and coaching services for clients of ALL ages. From essays to resumes, Hannah can help with all writing projects.
Hannah has an M.Ed in School Counseling, and 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.
June 13, 2015 book signing at Barnes & Nobles Middletown, RI