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December 9, 2015

Blog Tour: Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway – Interview and Giveaway

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Hi readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Hannah Both Ways by Rosie Greenway.

We are so excited to have Rosie on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

My pleasure! I’m delighted to have the opportunity to chat!

 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Synopses are bad enough. 140 character synopses are EVIL! Lol. Oddly enough, this is something Hannah would love to do. Let’s see:

A recent victim of cyberbullying, Hannah meets Lucas, a persistent new kid who seems to know her tormentors. What’s he up to? Read on…

Ack. That’s awful. Lol.

 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

Initially, I was purging some pent up teen angst that had been stored away for a couple of decades. As the words took shape on the page, a story began to develop. A few current events happening in my community sparked some plot ideas, and once I began to flesh out ideas for characters, I drew inspiration from the amazing kids I spent time with during my years as a teacher. The poetry of Emily Dickinson inspired the developing relationship between the two main characters.

 

Tell us about the main character(s).

Hannah is feisty, clever, a tad cynical and world-weary. But she’s got a vulnerability lurking beneath the surface just waiting to be recognized.

Her mother is a bit of a flake. She’s a cocktail waitress and has serial flings with the regular customers she serves, which causes numerous problems, many of which affect Hannah’s daily existence.

Lucas is an interesting character. A new kid at Hannah’s school, he suffers from dyslexia, so learning is a challenge. But he’s definitely wise beyond his years in terms of understanding what makes people tick.

I’ll leave it at that to avoid spoilers. ;)

 

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

The “one-act play” was fun to write, as it was a real departure from conventional fiction. I’ve never written in script format before. But as for favorite parts, there are so many. I love Hannah’s voice, and the imagery she uses. I have a soft spot for the references to her left ventricle.

 

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

The scenes in which Hannah was being bullied or harassed were difficult. I’m sure we’ve all experienced bullying or exclusion or being picked on to some degree or another. Writing scenes like that dredges up unpleasant memories.

 

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’m always writing, but at this point I’m just chasing a few plot bunnies and trying to pin one down so that I can explore a story more fully.

 

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

Thanks for the good wishes, and I appreciate your time!

 

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6 Comments

  1. Haddie
    12/9/2015

    This sounds like a great read!

  2. Rosie Greenway
    12/9/2015

    <3 thanks, Haddie!

  3. HollyB
    12/9/2015

    What a lovely interview. It’s so nice to hear from Rosie about how she came up with the story and characters for HANNAH. I must agree with her– I ADORED the one-act play that Hannah was pretending to write for her writing class. What a hoot it was! I loved how the really true – but inappropriate for a school project, perhaps! – parts would be struck out but we could still see them ;-) I also was head over heels for Hannah’s references to her “left ventricle”!! I laughed or went “awwwww!” every time I read one of those parts! And anytime she’d say, “Oh, my heart.” — I swear MY heart felt squeezed right along with Hannah’s! I think EVERY girl deserves a Lucas!!! I kind of wish I had a Lucas ;-)

    Thanks again for letting me take part in the tour! I absolutely love this book, and honestly I was blown away with just HOW MUCH I love it. It is easily one of my favorite books of the year. I’m participating in a Top 10 of 2015 week of posts starting Dec 21, and you can be sure HANNAH BOTH WAYS will be on *at least* one of those five lists!!

  4. Rosie Greenway
    12/9/2015

    Holly, I’m so appreciative of all the feedback you’ve provided! Your kind words have had me smiling all week!
    <3 Rosie

  5. Rosie Greenway
    12/9/2015

    Thanks so much, Mary Ann, for not only spotlighting Hannah Both Ways today and hosting the giveaway, but also for hosting and organizing the entire blog tour! You’re awesome!!
    ~Rosie

  6. Wanda Bergman
    12/9/2015

    This author is new to me and the book sounds so intriguing.

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