I didn’t want to take the traditional path.
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If you were not a writer what would you be doing (or alternatively, what is your “day” job if you do both)?
If you wrote a book about your life what would the title be?
Somehow I survived…again
What is the hardest thing about being an author?
There aren’t enough hours in each day to accomplish all that I would like to as an author
What is the best thing about being an author?
Does it have to be one thing? The best thing about being an author is the freedom to creatively grow. If I’m allowed a second, it’s the author community.
What book changed your life?
I’m not going to include the book of my youth but the book that helped save me during a hospital stay. It was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I was having to relearn how to walk and reading about Lisbeth Salander was the perfect inspiration.
What were your some of favorite books growing up?
Growing up I read a lot of Mary Higgins Clark, Stephen King’s Dark Tower Series, and older the Harry Potter series.
What books are currently in your to be read pile?
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See, Beautiful World, Where are You by Sally Rooney, & The Lost Summers of Newport by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
Which do you prefer ebooks, print, or audio books?
Audio during my commute. When I’m able to sit back and relax I prefer print. When I’m on the go travelling I prefer ebook. I didn’t answer that questions well because I like all books. #bibliophile
About the Book
Altered Helix Book One
by Stephanie Hansen
Published 19 May 2020
Metamorphosis Literary Agency
Genre: YA Fantasy
Page Count: 228
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I didn’t want to take the traditional path. First, I wasn’t ready for college. Second, I was going to live with my best friend, Tiff, and work at the Haunted House. Third, did I mention the hot guy Josh that works there too?
The most exciting thing about Austria’s new job, at a local haunted house, was the fact that the toughest looking people screamed the loudest. But when she meets the boy without a home, Josh, Austria’s life takes intriguing and eventful turns. Up until now, Josh has managed to hang with his Street crowd, but they’re in danger, and so is Austria, the girl Josh recently fell for. The group finds themselves joining forces with previously considered enemies who also now find themselves in danger.
Deeply compassionate and full of twists, Altered Helix captures the struggle of polarized people that must work together for the greater good.
About the Author
Stephanie Hansen is a PenCraft and Global Book Award Winning Author. Her debut novella series, Altered Helix, released in 2020. It hit the #1 New Release, #1 Best Seller, and other top 100 lists on Amazon. It is now being adapted to an animated story for Tales. Her debut novel, Replaced Parts, released in 2021 through Fire & Ice YA and Tantor Audio. It has been in a Forbes article, hit Amazon bestseller lists, and made the Apple young adult coming soon bestsellers list. The second book in the Transformed Nexus series, Omitted Pieces, released in 2022. Her next novella, Ghostly Howls, releases 2/7/23. She is a member of the deaf and hard of hearing community so she tries to incorporate that into her fiction.
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