I’m a creative. Meaning I must create things to stay in a healthy mental place. Whether it’s words on a page, planting flowers, travel, or pulling out my drill for a DIY project, I must create. I use this blog to condense these activities and utilize my words in the process. I hope you find as much joy in these pages I do.
A running list of all my blog posts.
Credentials are varied. I owe much to my folks who taught me early on to do the work and the rest will come and to my husband who always knows when to give me encouragement. I’ve traveled extensively inside the USA and beyond to Canada, Italy, Zambia, & Nicaragua. I’ve worked as a catastrophe claims adjuster, pizza maker, hardware store manager, and hotel desk attendant. I obtained my Bachelors in Business from Davenport University and have an Associates in Early Childhood Development for Montcalm Community College. Currently I’m freelancing copy editing services for Crusader Group while writing books for kids. I’ve completed the The Craft & Business of Writing Picture Books course hosted by Dr. Mira Reisburg & Kelly Delaney and it’s phenomenal, I highly recommend it.
Writing story. Since a child I have been an avid reader and writer and in 2013 I joined a newly formed writing group at my local library which I now teach and facilitate. I use Twitter @HSDeurloo as a means to connect to the writing and publishing community beyond my local area. My favorite reads include, Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter, Redwall, and all things Tamora Peirce. I prefer to read and write what I think Peter Pan might like, middle grade and picture book levels. I am represented by Aften Brook Szymanski at Golden Wheat Literary Agency.
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Don’t let anyone or anything cut into your time with words. -Flannery O’Connor
To those of you working toward a goal. Never give up. Find encouragement among your peers. Learn without ceasing. Do the work and the rest will come.
Sincerely, Hannah S. Deurloo