Author Interview & Book Giveaway: A Healing Heart by Melissa Hanson

Welcome to Author Melissa Hanson

Melissa A. Hanson lives in Southern California, with her husband and two sons. Aside from working as a professional architect, she is a scrapbooker and avid reader. “A Healing Heart” is her first completed novel.


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Mint Chocolate Chip

What is your favorite Quote? 
Common sense isn’t so common

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Mary Higgins Clark, Sidney Sheldon, Catherine Anderson, Nora Roberts, Kay Hooper

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? 
The Hunger Games & Breaking Dawn Part II movies

What do you do in your free time? 
Read, scrapbook, write

What’s your favorite season/weather? 
Spring in Southern California, with the cool breezes and where I live the smell of orange blossoms!

Which authors have influence you most and how? 
Mary Higgins Clark; I have always loved how she includes glimpses into the minor characters where you get a complete picture of the story. I always like to know what’s going on in other character’s minds, not just the main character.

How do you react to a bad review? 
Learn from it, improve and make things better. Everything is a learning experience

Can you see yourself in any of your characters? 
Yes, my main character Bailey, some of the things she enjoys, likes, a bit of her personality

Coke or Pepsi? 
Mountain Dew! 🙂

Harry Potter or Twilight? 

Facebook or Twitter? 

PC or Mac? 
MAC!! There is nothing else! Only thing I’ve ever had.

Horror or Romance? 

Print or Ebook?
Both, there’s something special about flipping through pages on a print book, but I love how quick you can get a new book when it’s digital! Also easier to read on the go.

A Healing Heart

On a bitter cold winter night Bailey Walsh’s family was killed in a traffic accident. Two years later as she lives with her aunt and uncle in Southern California, Bailey is still plagued by the nightmares of that terrible night. Everywhere around her are reminders of what she lost. Even her aunt, in a cruel twist of fate, is not just her mom’s sister, but her identical twin. Babysitting Riley, a spunky two-year old, is a sweet distraction and one constant light in her life. One day as she takes Riley to the park she meets Collin McKenna, a senior at her high school and her life is changed forever as he helps her find herself and realize her life is worth living. As the romance between them grows her broken heart begins to heal. However, still nagging in the back of her conscious is the fear that her new found happiness could come crashing down and she could lose everything she loves, yet again. Outside forces begin to tear them apart and Bailey must learn to trust in herself and realize that she is worthy of happiness. That sometimes love and healing comes in unexpected forms.

Giveaway Details
1 paperback copy open to US only (48 contiguous states)
1 ebook copy open Internationally
Ends 3/18/12

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