Kristin Hannah is known for her emotionally-complex and heart wrenching stories about love, family, motherhood, loss, and redemption. Her novels are filled with life, love, hope and forgiveness. To read her work is to know you are in the hands of a wise and gentle soul.
In a highly entertaining style, Ms. Hannah explores the relationships that make us who we are whether it is sibling, spouse, child or friend. At times, she will even contrast what it means to sacrifice, compromise, betray, forgive and reconcile, all the things that make us human. She is an extraordinarily gifted writer with a knack for touching the heart.
In the video below, Kristin Hannah discusses her novel Night Road.
Kristin Hannah was born in Southern California and spent her early years at the beach. When she was eight, the family moved to Washington. Apparently with an early ambition to be a writer, Ms. Hannah managed to find her way into advertising and then law, but her mother reminded her that she was destined to be a writer. In fact, her first attempt at a novel was a collaborative effort between her and her mother. A book Ms. Hannah describes on her website as “…the worst, most clichéd historical romance ever written.”
Years later, she rewrote the story while she was on bed rest and pregnant with her first child. The book was rejected by agents, but fortunately for us readers, the experience rekindled her passion of writing and she kept trying.