Hannah Sternberg


Hannah Sternberg is a published novelist and freelance writer. Her work has appeared in many outlets, including Dear Wendy, Thought Catalog, Happy Mindful People, and more. Hannah's second novel, Bulfinch, released in August 2014, was named a Notable Teen Book for 2014 by Shelf Unbound magazine. Queens of All the Earth, Hannah Sternberg's first novel, was released by Bancroft Press in October 2011. Early reviews called it "exquisite" and "completely addicting."

Hannah lives and works in Washington, DC. In 2009, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a major in Film and Media Studies and a minor in Writing Seminars. In addition to writing, she spends her spare time cooking, gardening, editing manuscripts for Istoria Books, blogging about arts and culture, and trying to mix the perfect cocktail. She has worked for several years in the book business as an editor and marketing director for major publishers. Now, she offers publishing services and consultation to individuals, nonprofits, and small businesses. Visit the contact page for more information.

Hannah is represented by Victoria Marini at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm taking a darker turn with my next novel, which will be the first in a trilogy. I'm sticking with fantasy but exploring some more mature themes. I can't escape the quirky humor of Bulfinch, though! As with my earlier books, I'm still trying to weave deeply emotional moments in life with humor and magic.
Who are your favorite authors?
Neil Gaiman is a big influence. He's the author you can most obviously tell I like by reading my books. I also love Charlotte Bronte's works, and E. M. Forster. Forster especially was a big influence in my approach to emotion and restraint; his ability to capture dream-like, indefinable moments of emotion in his books has haunted me ever since I read "A Room with a View" at the age of 14. Back to contemporary fiction, I love Julie Kagawa's whimsical, dark, and funny fantasy worlds, and I think it would be difficult for any kid of my generation to escape a deep love for J.K. Rowling!
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,380. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Named a Notable Teen Book for 2014 by Shelf Unbound Magazine! When a knight and a monk spring from the pages of Rosie’s book, the only people more astonished than the reclusive PhD student are her time-traveling visitors. Rosie tries to figure out how to return the errant duo to their home in history, but her eccentric Uncle Alvin threatens to stand in her way.

Hannah Sternberg's tag cloud

magical realism    medieval    quirky    teen    time travel