Hannah-Louise Smith || Book & Interview
Awakening (Mythics and Mortals)
Christina Jones had always thought that she was normal, just your typical unlucky woman. But this all changes on her twenty-first birthday when she falls, quite literally, headfirst into a world that was thought only to exist in Ancient Greek mythology. With her new friends, Sophie Romain and Lucas Teravin, by her side, Christina has to fight, not only to control her developing powers and remember who she is, but also to fight the demon that hunts her for a mysterious figure called The Master.
This book can be purchased by clicking the picture. My interview with Hannah-Louise will give you a better look inside where her creativity and being an author began.
What inspired you to write this book?
Hannah-Louise: I’ve always been a lover of Greek mythology and the idea just came to me at work. It was during the first U.K. lockdown and I thought why not, I’ll give writing a book a try and the mythics and mortals trilogy was born.
What is your favorite childhood book?
Hannah-Louise: Definitely the Harry Potter book series. It’s so easy to get lost in fiction and the idea of magic.
What does literary success look like to you?
Hannah-Louise: Literary success for me is my work being out there for anyone to read. Just to see my book on Amazon is a major success in my book.
Does your family support your work as a writer?
Hannah-Louise: All of them are really supportive, especially my dad who was the first person to read Awakening.
How do you select the names of your characters?
Hannah-Louise: I just randomly think of names and change them to fit.
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Hannah-Louise: Publishing my first book was full of challenges. Multiple rounds of editing and triple checking that all the corrections went through on the kindle copy.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Hannah-Louise: I read each and every review because I want to know what people think. In the case of a bad review, I don’t let it bother me because everyone has different literary tastes and the fact that they took a chance on Awakening is amazing in itself.