Interview with Christine Hannon

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer the IPad mini for reading with. It is the perfect size for convenience as well as reading.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Amazon and LuLu so far have been the best for me. However I have found book signings a great way to get the word out as well.
Describe your desk
I sit in my recliner lift chair to write. I suffer with chronic pain and this is how I am most comfortable.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing poetry when I was very young age 8, however I was 68 when I wrote my first book A Hairdresser's Diary.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is the sequel of A Hairdresser's Diary called A Hairdresser's Diary / Scissors Retired.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As I was searching for a way to publish my book I found out that I could not afford some of the publishers out there. I also figured at 68 I might now have time to wait for someone to publish my book either so I chose the only way I thought would work for me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have just finished publishing my book here so I have no feedback as yet. I will let you know in a month or so.Hopfully I will get the exposure I am looking for.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When someone tells me that my story helped them or gives them the inspiration they needed to live their dreams. That my hardships, pain and sorrows gave them courage.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without these amazing readers I would not have a story to share.
What are you working on next?
I have just finished writing the sequel and it is in the editing room as we speak.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a self taught artist. This helps me to deal with daily chronic pain. I also love to cook. My family enjoy foods I make from all over the world.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first stories I ever wrote were short stories for my so in laws web site approx five years ago until then I only wrote poetry.
What is your writing process?
I have written and published so far, A Hairdresser's Diary, A Cut Above Discrimination- a short story, Versify- my book of poems, just finished the sequel to A Hairdersser's Diary / Scissors Retired and now I am working on a book about living with chronic pain.
Published 2015-05-30.
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Books by This Author

Flabbermouth Moments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Flabbermouth is my word for ‘foot in mouth’ moments that leave one ‘flabbergasted’. These are true events that have happened in my life over the last 50 years. I hope you enjoy reading them and at least get a chuckle. In some cases those who know me personally these may bring back a memory or two.
A Cut Above Discrimination
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
This is the story of one woman's fight against discrimination towards the homeless and needy. Helena fought back by offering hair care and grooming services FREE of charge to all in need. Only to have her plans and ideas thwarted by government regulations.
A Hairdresser's Diary: Scissors Retired
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,390. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
. These are stories filled hardships and disasters, mingled with blessings and joy, and through it all you will come to see how a six-year old girl who was lost, unloved and abused became a woman of great passion and inspiration.
A Hairdresser's Diary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,980. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is the story of a little girl who through a childhood full of struggles, hardships and pain had a dream. That dream was to someday become a hairdresser. Follow her as she trades her dollies in for the real thing.This is the diary of a hairdresser who had a calling and a great memory. It is filled with stories of pain, sadness, gossip, angst, triumph, challenge and most of all, humour. Th