EXCITING NEWS: Hannah Grace is taking over our social media accounts today! 🌟📚
Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of Tik Tok sensation “Icebreaker” and the soon-to-be released “Wildfire”. Let’s get to know Hannah a little more…
Q: When did you start writing?
A: I started writing in November 2020 after a friend encouraged me to give it a try. I always loved reading when I was younger and had got into reading online earlier in the year. I wish I’d started years earlier, but it isn’t something I ever thought about doing weirdly.
Q: Is being an author your full time or part time occupation?
A: I’m very fortunate to call writing my full time profession. I previously worked full time while writing but I was able to quit my job in November 2022.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote or mantra?
A: “What’s for you won’t pass you” and anything that encourages me to stay in my lane and mind my business.
Q: How did you and your husband meet?
A: We met at work — very cliché, I know. We worked in different business areas and ended up dealing with a problem together. We then saw each other outside of work through mutual friends.
Q: Where in the world would you live if you weren’t living in the UK?
A: Canada or Ireland. I’d say somewhere hot, but I’m not sure I’d cope! I always wanted to move to America or Australia when I was younger but American politics sucks and I feel like I know too much about Australian creepy crawlies to ever move now.
Q: How old are you?
A: I recently turned 30.
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: I have a brother who is 11 years older than me and a sister who is 10 years older than me.
Q1: What was your “dream” job growing up? And Q2: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
A: I always wanted to be a barrister. I watched Legally Blonde when I was young and decided that’s what I wanted to do. I also wanted to go to Harvard — clearly not knowing anything about student loans. As much as I loved reading when I was a kid, writing wasn’t on my agenda other than a brief period when I was a teenager where I wanted to be a journalist.
Q: Will you ever show your face?
A: Maybe! I’m happier being private for now.
Q1: Do you have dogs? And Q2: How are your dogs?
A: I have two Pug x Jack Russell crosses called Pig (6) and Bear (about to turn 9). At the time of writing, we’re just at the end of a heatwave so they’re both tired from all their lazing about in the sun. They’re very happy little dogs though, especially now my husband and I are home all the time.
Q: Top 5 movies you can watch on repeat and never grow tired of seeing them?
A: I feel like I change this answer all the time so forgive me if you watch my Q&As a lot! Legally Blonde, The Bodyguard, Coco, Bohemian Rhapsody, and The Mummy.
Q: What’s your favourite “weird” food combination?
A: See I don’t think this is weird but chocolate (ideally Galaxy) and Walkers cheese and onion crisps. Not at exactly the same time but alternating, yes. If you think it’s weird you can blame my mum.
Q: What’s it like being a UK romance author?
A: It’s fun because I get to travel a lot and call it work. Simon and Schuster UK are only a two-hour train away in London and I visit New York quite often to see Atria. I’ll be heading to see Simon & Schuster in Sydney in December. I feel like if I lived in Australia or America I probably would get around as much as I do.
Q: Did you read a lot in your teens? And what got you into reading if so?
A: As a teen I loved the Twilight series. I blame this for my appreciation of love triangle storylines as an adult — yes, I know I’m in the minority with that particularly appreciation. I was also obsessed with Louise Rennison’s Georgia Nicolson books (the books for the ‘Angus, thongs and perfect snogging’ film) and anything by Meg Cabot. As a pre-teen I was a huge Jacqueline Wilson fan girl and read everything she published.
Q: Favourite Taylor song right now?
A: Haunted is my forever answer but right now it’s cardigan.