The Long and Winding Road: An Interview with Irene Hannon


Today’s guest is best-selling and award-winning author Irene Hannon. We’re talking about the latest book in her Hope Harbor series, Blackberry Beach, which releases April 6, 2021, with more books in the series coming.

Irene shares about standing at the fork in the road when she had to decide between pursuing psychology and something in writing. Later, she had to decide at another fork if she would continue with her amazing corporate writing job or pursue writing fiction full-time.

Along the way, she learned a lot about both writing better books and balancing all the pieces of the writer’s life. She is full of encouragement and advice for listeners, no matter what you write.

Find out more about Irene and her books at her website,, and follow her on Facebook at

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at