Cory Hanson


Cory Hanson grew up in Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Instrumental Music Education at a small liberal arts college. He spent six years as a public school band director before moving to Dublin with his wife in 2013. After relocating to a new country, he first took up writing first as a pastime, then as a professional pursuit. In addition to writing, he enjoys outdoor sports and retro video games.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When I moved to Dublin from Iowa with my wife, I found myself unable to work due to visa complications. As a hobby, I took up a daily blog about my new life in Ireland. People planning trips to Dublin began contacting me through the blog asking for my insider tips about visiting the city. I compiled a long list of tips and tricks from an unemployed expat's perspective for potential Dublin visitors. As the list grew, I decided to make it a full-length book and publish it for free as a way to share my Dublin experience and expertise with as many people as possible.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have spent nearly two years exploring Dublin with a lot of time and a very tight budget. In that time, I've gathered a wealth of interesting facts and found fun things to do without spending much money. An independent, free book seemed like the perfect way to share my knowledge with the world, and work on "The Frugal Guide: Dublin" began.
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Where to find Cory Hanson online


Vienna Vignettes
Price: Free! Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This collection of humorous personal travel diaries and photos chronicles a week-long exploration of Vienna, its grand imperial past, and its culture.
The Frugal Guide: Dublin
Price: Free! Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Dublin is one of the most popular yet most expensive destinations in Europe. This book highlights free and less-expensive things to do for the traveler on a budget. Inside you'll find step-by-step walking tours, detailed maps, reviews the top free and paid attractions, historical and humorous local stories, general travel advice, and guides to day trips out of Dublin.

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