I am very excited that today I’ll be posting an author interview! Thank you very much to homeschooled author, Shantelle Hannu! She is the author of A Dream Not Imagined, a sweet Cinderella retelling. Here is a little bit about her:
Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, is her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
One of Shantelle’s joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! 🙂
Now for the interview….
What are some of your favorite things to do (other than reading and writing, of course!)?
I enjoy blogging, hanging out with friends, conversation, and watching a good movie now and then! 🙂
Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
Psalm 91, Psalm 139, and Psalm 103 are a few of my favorite passages.
Who is one Christian author you’d like to meet someday?
Just one?? I’d love to meet Jaye L. Knight, Tricia Mingerink, Nadine Brandes, and Laura Frantz! 😀
A couple of those authors are on my would-love-to-meet list, too! 🙂
What inspired you to write A Dream Not Imagined?
I was inspired to write a Cinderella retelling because there was a contest going on for that. And I just love fairy tales and adding a meaningful message!
Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what bands/artists are your favorites?
It depends. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. Lauren Daigle is one of my favorite artists right now. I also enjoy violin/cello music.
Can you tell us anything about your current project?
Yes! 🙂 I recently finished re-writing a fantasy story called Silver Rose. It’s a bit of a Christian allegory, and full of adventure, struggles, and a little bit of romance. I’ve sent it to some beta-readers, and am hoping to start the publication process after going over their work!
What is the best writing advice you’ve ever received?
To have a “power hour”! When I’m on a writing deadline (of sorts), it really helps to set aside an hour each day to write. A full hour – no distractions, no checking facebook, etc. Just write. It helped me so much with re-writing Silver Rose!
Thanks for having me on your blog, Ashley! I’m honored! 🙂
Thank you so much for agreeing to do this interview! I can’t wait to read Silver Rose when it comes out!