Interview with Hannah Ross

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The ability to escape into a whole world of my own and run it the way I see fit.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jane Austen, J.R.R Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Thomas Hardy
What are you working on next?
Dragon Diplomacy, a Middle Grade fantasy novel.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Three kids and a bunch of animals who clamor to be fed. :-)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Digging in the garden, talking to my chickens and playing with my kids.
What is your writing process?
I used to be a pantster, but now I'm a plotter. I do an outline before I begin writing and adhere to it religiously.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Emma, by Jane Austen
Chronicles of Narnia
Harry Potter
Lord of the Rings
Far From The Madding Crowd, by Thomas Hardy
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I usually read on my phone.
Describe your desk
I don't have one, so to speak. I work on the family computer in the living room.
When did you first start writing?
I was 6, and wrote my first story in large, uneven print letters.
Published 2017-12-06.
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Books by This Author

Guardians of the Gates
Series: Quest of the Messenger, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Like her ancestors in an old family legend, Claire finds herself on an adventure in an unknown land, the fairy-tale beauty of which is threatened by a race of semi-immortal Altered Men. Claire has to make a decision: will she let herself be swept along with the current? Or will she do her part to keep the Altered Men from taking over both the worlds she knows?
Warriors of the Realm
Series: Quest of the Messenger, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 145,910. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The saga of Tilir continues. Savages threaten the stability of the realm, the king is facing pressure from allies across the sea, and a group of rebels stirs the kettle to make sure the proceedings don’t end with a peaceful outcome. Throw some intrigue and backstabbing into the mix, and you’ve got the makings of disaster.
Mahari: An Ethiopian Dream of Exodus
Price: Free! Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
Abba Mahari, an Ethiopian Jewish monk, gathers a group of men who follow him in his daring dream: to reach Jerusalem. Will the sea open before him as it had for Moses?
The Greenlanders - A Tale of Sea and Steel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,510. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Alternative history
Focusing on the life of the Norse explorer Leif Erikson, The Greenlanders brings the ancient Icelandic sagas to life and illuminates them from an unexpected angle.
Paths of the Shadow (Quest of the Messenger Book 1)
Series: Quest of the Messenger, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 139,740. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Nicholas Swift, a skeptical historian, finds himself falling through a portal to a world of medieval sorcery. He discovers loyalty and courage, but also bloodthirst and danger, war, intrigue, and dark magic. In the midst of it all, Nicholas is left to figure out the purpose of his unique fate. Why was he sent to Tilir, and will he ever come back home?
The Frozen Shore
Price: Free! Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A group of indigenous people finds a warm oasis in the middle of the frozen desert of Antarctica. It is a promise of life to them, but can they conquer the monsters that have made a home in the place?
Land of the Lost Tribe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,240. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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The Landlord
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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