About the Book
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants— too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.
But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.
In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.
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And here's my interview with Shantelle Hannu, along with some very cool picture quotes! :)
1. What first inspired you to write A Dream Not Imagined?
I suppose I just love fairy tales, and had been toying around with the idea of writing some retellings for a while.
2. Why did you pick Cinderella to write a retelling of?
I’m not sure, it just seems the one to start with, ;) But one of the other reasons I did Cinderella, is because there was a Cinderella retelling writing contest going on.
3. Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
I just have lots of stories floating around in my head, waiting to be told, lol! Some ways I’m pushed to get writing, is by reading a really well-written book or watching a dramatic (in a good way), emotional movie.
4. Do you have a favorite place to write?
Hmm . . . I mostly write on my laptop in my room. Sometimes I like to take a notebook outside in the sun. I have quite a few younger siblings, so I try to go to the quietest place so I can concentrate! ;D
5. What other activities/hobbies do you enjoy, besides writing?
Love reading a good book, of course!! Playing Ultimate Frisbee. Blogging. Taking a walk through the woods. Watching a good movie. A day out with friends is always simply wonderful as well.
6. If you could be any character in any book, who would you be?
Ooh . . . let me think. Perhaps Imraldera/Starflower from Tales of Goldstone Wood by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. I can’t say I’d prefer every part of her life, but she gets to be a librarian and all this fae, neat stuff! :D Her story is one of my favorites!! <3
7. Are you a morning person, or a night owl?
Definitely a night owl. Um . . . it’s bad sometimes, :p When I start something, I want to finish it; so sometimes I’m up later than I intend!! Or I’m just reading a really, really good book and can’t stop! ;D
8. Favorite color?
Blue! Not the average dark blue though. I like pastels, baby blue, sky blue, sea blue . . . that kind, :)
About the AuthorShantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, is her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
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Blog Tour Schedule:
Thursday, May 28th
Shantelle Hannu at A Writer’s Heart – It’s published!!!
Cookielover at The Story Forest – Author Interview
Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps – Character Introduction
Amanda Beguerie at Scattered Journal Pages – Book Review
Kendra Ardnek at Knitted by God’s Plan – Author Interview
Natasha at Through My Lens – Character Interview with Cinderella
Kaycee Browning at The Pink Cave – Author Interview
Friday, May 29th
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer – Author ‘Cinderella-themed’ Interview
Claire Banschbach at The Overactive Imagination – Book Review
Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything – Author Interview
Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles – Character Interview with The Stepsisters
Natacha at Mi Baile Perfecto – Author Interview
Saturday, May 30th
Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window – Author Interview
Raechel at God’s Peculiar Treasure – Book Review
C.B. Cook at The World of the Writer – Character Interview with The Stepmother
Lena K. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE – Character Spotlight (The Fairy Godmother)
Sierra at Flights from the Aerie – Author Interview
Sunday, May 31st
Shantelle Mary Hannu at A Writer’s Heart – Tour Wrap Up and Excerpt