Friday, August 30, 2013

Interview with Chanda Hahn

If you were stranded on a dessert island what 3 things would you want?
A genie in a lamp, a hammock, and a book.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right here in Portland Oregon.

What is your favorite drink?
Iced Blackout from Black Rock Coffee Bar

What is your favorite dessert?

What was your favorite book as a child?
Watership Down by Richard Adams. I was a heavy reader.
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Nancy Drew’s

What do you do in your free time?
I love writing, reading and making things like Jewelry and costumes.

Any Hidden talent?
I sing and play drums.

What made you want to become a writer?
I never wanted to be a writer, I wanted to be a book reviewer, because I loved reading and recommending books to people. I had a fondness for classics and reader friendly books for all ages.  Something that any age would want to read, whether they were 10 or 50. But one day, I was really bored and I had an idea floating around in my head and I went for it. It’s been a learning experience, good and bad.

What made you want to write about the Brothers Grimm?
I liked the idea of them being collectors of stories. What made them travel and gather all of the different tales? What was their motivation for doing that? So I decided to create my own spin on it.

Who is your favorite character to write?
I love writing Jared’s snarky comments, and Nan’s quirky insane chatter.

What music do you listen to while writing?
I don’t listen to music. I like white noise, coffee shop noise, or I’ll put on a tv show and put headphones on to muffle it.

What are you most proud of?
My kids, my husband and then my books. In that order.

If you had to be stuck in any Grimm fairy tale, which one would it be?
I’d pick Sleeping Beauty, so I could catch up on all of my missed nights of sleep because of writing and wait for my handsome prince to wake me up with a kiss.

If you could travel in time, would you travel to the future or the past?
The past. I have no desire to know what the future holds, but I’m extremely interested in history, especially the clothes.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Biscuits and Gravy, but usually I just have coffee.

Night Owl or Early Bird?
Early Bird. I can not stay up past 9 unless I’m in the middle of writing a chapter.

Skittles or M&M’s
Mmmmm chocolate.

"Riveting! Fable is a wild adventure that sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the very last word. Mina Grimm is a pleasure. Buckle up—this isn’t your average fairy tale." -- Addison Moore   New York Times Bestseller

An exciting continuation of The Unfortunate Fairytale series, FABLE catapults us further into mystical lands of action, adventure and the fantastical. Mina is a spunky, courageous heroine you'll be rooting for until the dramatic ending."
 -Elle Strauss, author of the bestselling Clockwise Series

Book Blurb:
Book 3 in the UnEnchanted Series.

All that glitters is not gold.

When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.

However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.

Direct purchase link on Amazon will not be available before release day but will be found here: 

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Pronunciation: Sh-and-uh   H-ah-n

Chanda is the  author of the popular YA Unfortunate Fairy Tale Series which includes UnEnchanted and Fairest.  Both books have topped the ebook charts in 5 countries. She also pens YA epic Fantasy.

She was born in Seattle, Washington, raised in Nebraska, has lived in MN, IL and currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and twin children. She's a former children's librarian and children's pastor. Currently she spends her free time penning new novels and a daytime taxi driver for her kids.

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Grand prize giveaway Open internationally Prizes:
--25$ Amazon Gift Card
--A paperback of any of Chanda's books - winner's choice

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