Okay. First blog post time. Let me tell you a little bit more about me and why I think my work is worth your precious time. It may not be. But I think it might be sometimes and that's something. Right?
I started writing young. Inspired early on by everything from Disney/Pixar films to the great works of Middle Grade & YA novelists, Gail Carson Levine and JK Rowling, I created stories through drawings, home movies and make-believe games long before I was able to write them down.
I finally put pen to paper when I was eleven. It was a rough and lonely time. My grandmother passed away, my two best friends moved across continents and I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
To escape this reality, I started my first (unpublished) novel. Once I finished that, I just wanted to keep going. Since then I’ve written several short stories, short films, plays and another novel--Bound, that I’m currently working on getting published.
I’ve always been drawn to stories focusing on characters that must face both physical and psychological challenges. As a professional, I want to give a voice to people—young people especially—struggling with internal demons and the repressive, societal forces that create them.
But most importantly, I want to create joy for my readers and audiences by writing stories that entertain the mind and elevate the soul.
You, the fans, are the reason writers like me continue writing.
Thank you for joining me on this journey!
Hannah C. Langley