Most recent in her writing journey, Hannah has begun to write articles about mental health for various online publications. Her work has appeared on MindBodyGreen and The Mighty. She has her first non-self-published book coming out this summer, Till It Stops Beating with Black Rose Writing.
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.
A former high school English teacher, 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
Zoe, Hannah's writing partner...when she's not sleeping.
Hannah recently completed a Certificate in Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling from Rhode Island College. She is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Many of her friends, family, and clients are saying, "It's about time." If you want to know more about this, click here.