I’m excited to introduce you to Regency Romantic Suspense author Hannah Linder! I think you’ll enjoy learning more about her and her new release, Beneath His Silence. She’s graciously offered a paperback as a giveaway, so be sure to comment below by November 15 for a chance to win!
Welcome to the blog, Hannah! Let’s start off learning about how and when you started writing.
I was twelve years old when I was standing in the kitchen with my mom and she mentioned that my cousin Bethany was currently writing a novel. “I think I’ll do that,” I said back—and as soon as I started my first book, I couldn’t stop. I was hooked for life.
Sounds like you’re a go-getter! What genre do you write, and what inspired you to write that particular genre?
I write Regency Romantic Suspense—and all the blame goes to Mr. Darcy for capturing my heart as he walked through the foggy field, his cape blowing in the wind. I never quite recovered from that scene in Pride and Prejudice.
(Big sigh) If you wrote in a different genre than your current one, which would you choose and why?
Hands down, it would be western! I grew up watching all the old western movies and shows and they’re still my absolute favorite TV. Before I wrote Regency, most of my books were western. I still miss writing in that time period sometimes!
Gotta love a good Western! Do you have any pets? Do they find their way into any of your stories?
I have a cat named Mr. John Effie, who I found starving in the woods one day close to my house. He keeps me entertained and spends hours curled on my lap, but so far, he’s never made it to one of my books.
Do you have any hobbies? What do you do for fun?
Yes, I have many hobbies! Here are a few things I do for fun:
- Walking in the rain
- Playing instruments (guitar, ukulele, and piano)
- Painting still life or scenery
- Photographing self-portraits of historical/vintage fashion
- Writing poetry
- Sitting in the rocking chair on my front porch
- Listening to old records
- Watching ’40s and ’50s black-and-white movies
You have so many amazing talents! What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
I want to say the ecstasy of reaching for a dream and watching it come true. Or the incredible, encouraging people God has placed in my path. Or the fascination of knowing readers will soon be entering a world I’ve built. But I have to say, my favorite part of being a writer is simply writing. I’ll never get over the awesomeness of penning books.
What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Write and write often.
What is one of your favorite quotes from Beneath His Silence?
“I cannot believe in God when such terrible events have befallen me.”
“I did not believe in God until they did.”
Wow, that’s deep. Love it! What do you hope your readers take away from Beneath His Silence?
That unforgiveness will wrap itself around us, like a cold clasp, until it hinders our ability to trust, love, and cherish in relationships as we should. The only way to break free of that clasp is to forgive.
A great takeaway for all of us. Do you enjoy marketing and social media? Which platform are you most active on?
Absolutely! I love interacting with friends and followers, and I’m so grateful to have found my tribe of book-obsessing, Jesus-loving, Regency fans. Instagram is my favorite platform.
What’s next from you?
Up next is When Tomorrow Came, a Regency Romantic Suspense novel releasing with Barbour this coming April.
Thanks so much for sharing about your writing journey with us, Hannah! I wish you the best in your future endeavors.
Join the conversation. Are you a Regency fan? Does a Regency Romantic Suspense story intrigue you? What questions or comments do you have for Hannah?
Be sure to comment below by November 15 for a chance to win a paperback of Hannah’s new release!
Beneath His Silence by Hannah Linder
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Will Seeking Justice Lead to Her Own Demise?
Second daughter of a baron—and a little on the mischievous side—Ella Pemberton is no governess. But the pretense is a necessity if she ever wishes to get inside of Wyckhorn Manor and attain the truth. Exposing the man who killed her sister is all that matters.
Lord Sedgewick knows there’s blood on his hands. Lies have been conceived, then more lies, but the price of truth would be too great. All he has left now is his son—and his hatred. Yet as the charming governess invades his home, his safe cocoon of bitterness begins to tear away.
Could Ella, despite the lingering questions of his guilt, fall in love with such a man? Or is she falling prey to him—just as her dead sister?
Hannah Linder resides in the beautiful mountains of central West Virginia. Represented by Books & Such, she writes Regency romantic suspense novels. She is a double 2021 Selah Award winner, a 2022 Selah Award winner, and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). In way of career, Hannah is a Graphic Design Associates Degree graduate who specializes in professional book cover design. She designs for both traditional publishing houses and individual authors, including New York Times, USA Today, National, and International bestsellers. She is also a local photographer and a self-portrait photographer.
When Hannah is not writing, she enjoys playing her instruments—piano, guitar, and ukulele—songwriting, painting still life, walking in the rain, and sitting on the front porch of her 1800s farmhouse. To follow her journey, visit hannahlinderbooks.com.
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