Meet me at the bookstore… A memoir is on the way.


I’ve wanted to write these words for a very long while.
I’ve wanted to write these words for a very long while.
I’ve wanted to write these words for such a very long while.

From the massive bum rush of emails from all of you, coming from each & every angle in the last week, I’ve learned that there are a lot of cheerleaders floating out there. A lot of brave hearts. A lot of fighters. A lot of you who make me feel like I’ve already learned the lines in your faces and the colors of your eyes without ever sitting across from you and slurping from our big, big mugs together.

It’s wild. It’s almost tangible. It’s confirmation that the internet is really just a slew of messy hearts sitting behind screens who would, if we possibly could, snap the digital cords to sit down with one another in real life, knees touching & laughter getting caught in the floorboards and windowpanes.

Some of you are my oldest friends. Without a word slipped between the two of us, we are already the oldest of friends.

 

And so what do we do with the oldest of old friends?

We share good news. We stomp our feet. We celebrate milestones. We delight in new things to come…So here it is… my news… News that has left my hands shaking & heart thudding & lungs full of breath that I don’t know how to release.

I no longer need to keep it a secret:

IT’S OFFICIAL! Meet me at the bookstore, babycakes!

A. BOOK. IS. ON. THE. WAY!

hannahbannouncement

Last week, I accepted an offer from Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, to write my book with Beth Adams as my editor. My memoir “If You Find This Letter” will be out Winter 2015.

The last three years of stories, beauty, letters, strangers, notes tucked on subways, faith (and every threaded struggle with it), all of the seeking, finding, dancing, doing, stumbling, learning, loving and living-– in all its messiest and most true forms-– is going to have a spine of its own soon. It’s my biggest dream come true and I am delighted to share all the goodness of it with you–the ones who read me every week.

Thank you for making this a reality. Thank you for reading me, for pushing me, for believing in me, and for believing in the story that lives inside of me. It’s finally time to write the whole thing down.

tying you closer,

hb.

 

36 thoughts on “Meet me at the bookstore… A memoir is on the way.

  1. Wonderful news Hannah. Smart publisher to give you a book contract. I look forward to reading it!

    Giulietta

  2. it is one thing to tell yourself that people care about you, and another entirely to be a person doing the caring. it is so incredible to be part of this community that is beyond proud of you, the kind of proud that is so hard to vocalize or verbalize (although you probably could). you were made to shake up this world of ours, and you’ve done it so wonderfully for us, and now it’s time to do it for the eyes of people who didn’t realize they were waiting, just waiting to meet you. CONGRATULATIONS to a beautiful woman we knew had it in her all along. thanks for changing the way we see things. we love you so much.

  3. YAAAAYYYYY!!!!! Congrats girl!!! I can’t wait to have it my hands!!! HUGS!!! PS. I’ll be doing happy dances to celebrate!!!

  4. Reblogged this on Alice's Adventures in Wanderland and commented:
    Smashing news, simply had to pass the word along!!!! This book debut, from such a phenomenal young woman, is the only thing that could EVER make me actually look forward to winter. 2015, WHY ARE YOU SO FAR AWAY?? Warmest congratulations to her, and may the Muses smile upon her effort. So excited to one day devour the finished product! HUZZAH!!! ❤ 🙂

  5. Congratulations, Hannah! I also owe you an intro e-mail – got woefully behind on my recreational reading these last few months and just caught up on your recent posts

  6. Obviously, behind! I just read about your wonderful act of kindness in Reader’s Digest and here, in Lawton, Oklahoma, my first letter is ready to drop. Thank you for such a wonderful gesture and idea.

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