Happy 25th Anniversary, Hannah!

Hannah HowellOne of the great joys of living in Boston has been getting to know the writers of the New England Chapter RWA. One of the first people I met there was Hannah Howell.

Hannah is a New York Times bestseller and something of a living legend. She’s been published since the 1980’s and is still going strong. She started out with Leisure Books (the same publisher I started with) and even dabbled in writing under other pen names (Ditto. The woman gives me such hope!). She’s written historicals set in America and Britain, but has found her true calling with Kensington Publishing in her Scottish set Murray clan.

Highland PromiseShe has a knack for writing “to die for” heroes and whisks her readers off to her richly imagined Highland world. When we turn the last page, we don’t want to leave and wait anxiously for Hannah’s next release.

A writer with her success might be forgiven for being a bit of a know it all. However, Hannah is nothing like that. She’s incredibly humble and unassuming, attending the local RWA meetings in the hilarious T-shirts for which she’s known. She offers help to everyone, including me. She generously provided cover quotes for my two upcoming Scottish stories, Plaid to the Bone (September 2013) and Plaid Tidings (October 2013).  Thank you, Hannah! Your open-heartedness is a real inspiration.

To honor Hannah for her milestone 25 years in publishing, I’d like to offer her fans a chance to win a Hannah Howell book. Three lucky commenters will be randomly chosen to receive their choice from Hannah’s over 40 titles–in print or ebook. Open internationally. Here’s how you enter:

Share your favorite Hannah Howell book!
Mine is Highland Protector. (Love that Simon.)

I’ll announce the winners here on Thursday, August 8th, so be sure to check back then.

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9 thoughts on “Happy 25th Anniversary, Hannah!

  1. Samantha H. says:

    My favorite Hannah Howell book is Highland Angel. I loved that Payton Murray got his book. I love all the Murray books.

  2. Marcy Shuler says:

    I just read HIGHLAND WEDDING and really enjoyed it!

  3. Chuck Robertson says:

    My wife loves Hanna Howell’s books. It’s nice to meet someone who knows her.

  4. Miriam says:

    “Dark Embrace” from the Highland Hunger anthology.

  5. catslady says:

    That’s really hard but I am going to pick Highland Bride because it’s the last one I read and fresh in my memory!

  6. Rhonda Kirby says:

    I love all her books but if I have to choose one I would say My Bonnie Bride. I think I have read it at least 15 times over the years and each time it is just like I am reading it for the first time.

  7. Betty Hamilton says:

    If He’s Wicked…. I loved all the books in this series.

  8. Linda says:

    Oops….I’ve not read her books before (yet?!). Winning a copy would be a great way to start :)

  9. Gunda Fritzensmeier says:

    Just one?! You are cruel ;)
    Okay, if I have to choose: “My Valiant Knight” (yummy hero AND a knife-wielding heroine).

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