sallyhanan’s blog

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About December 5, 2008

I’m originally from Wicklow, Ireland, but managed to permanently escape the cold, wet weather with my family in 1995. The true story about being allowed into the US is that my husband and I got lucky with the lottery visa, but I tell people that America just couldn’t bear to be without my wit and charm. I now live in TX, where I am known for chumming up to people who own boats and cook rib-eye steak on the bar-b-que.

I do housework when someone is coming over and I am allergic to exercise. I love laughing with my husband, reading and writing in Starbucks, and eating lots and lots of Cadbury’s chocolate. I have volunteered as an inner-healing counselor for the last 14 years, and I spend hours trying to make people laugh on Facebook. This year we have one teenager at ministry school, one teen still stuck at home, and a big hairy dog who weighs more than I did as a teenager.

I started to write and submit stuff for publication in 2005. I also joined, where I was welcomed as one of their own. I am now in their master level, which is earned based on the number of placements in the weekly writing challenges. I’ve written a really horrible middle-grade book which will probably never see the light of day, and a suspense novel (which is still looking for an agent). I self-published a collection of flash fiction, Joy in a Box, in 2009.

Over the last five years I have come to develop my own writing style. I write fiction, non-fiction, web copy, marketing copy, etc. and my sense of humor is unique. . . . Some Americans don’t quite understand it, and I will admit that my humor is more European than American.

I own my own freelance editing business. I’m often driven crazy when I see other writers’ spelling and punctuation mistakes, and this business helps me to offset that mental pain. 🙂 I’m currently writing business proposals and web content, editing a book, and getting another book to print.


Publishing credits:

Texas Homeschool Coalition Magazine
Family Ministries – First Years and Forever

Web copy: (upcoming) (upcoming) (upcoming)

Rockabilly Deluxe media kit and mail out

The Nonreligious Guide to Dating and Being Single by Shawn Bolz
The Shepherd’s Rod VII and The Shepherd’s Rod VIII 2008 by Bobby Conner
The Next One Hundred Years (e-book) by Dennis Cramer
Formatted chapters of Surrender to the Spirit by Keith Miller

Stories in:
Joy in a Box  by Sally Hanan
Hurray God! Hope, Pray, Believe compiled by Jeanette Sharp
Outsiders on the Inside: How to Create a Winning Career . . . Even When You Don’t Fit In! by David Couper
Faithwriter anthologies (collections of award-winning flash fiction): Inspiration at Your Fingertips, Come Away With Me, Journey of Faith, A Year of Celebration, In the Beginning


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3 Responses to “About”

  1. Hello!

    I think this is “my” Sally!

    I saw your comment on Lori’s blog (Deeper With Jesus in RI), and I pondered the name… and I decided to check… and yes, it is you!

    This is Cheri, from Faithwriters, the gal who occasionally pops up at your church while she is visiting family in Texas.

    Do you remember me?

    Praying blessing and success on all you put your hand to. Excited to see that you have your suspense novel with an agent!

    God bless,

    PS – I am almost finished writing my memoirs, Worth Every Tear. God willing, publishing is in my future too!

    • sallyhanan Says:

      Absolutely do I remember you. 🙂 I check in on your glass houses blog from time to time. I guess I should comment, huh? 🙂
      We now have a new building on the east side of the same highway, same street name.
      Congrats on the book. The agent passed on my book, so I’m going to write another one. We’re writers, so we keep writing, right? Going to the ACFW conference helped a lot with getting to see agents and pitching them.

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