Our next local author is Hannah Sandoval, who will be at in Collegedale City Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, to discuss her published books. This free presentation is part of the Emily McDonald Local Author Series sponsored by the Friends of Collegedale Public Library.
Two of her excellent nonfiction books, both available from Amazon, are part of a People/Things That Changed the Course of History series. The Story of the Invention of the Typewriter is a delightful read for typewriter collectors and enthusiasts as well as for Gen Z youth who have known only computer keyboards. And in her book The Story of Frank Lloyd Wright, released 150 years after the birth of America’s preeminent architect, Sandoval explores the fascinating life and work of the genius who created eight buildings that are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Sandoval’s fantasy novel, Arcamira, first appeared in biweekly installments on a serialized literature website, Channillo. It won Best Fantasy Series and Best Paranormal Series in the 2017 Channillo Awards, then was released in book format on March 1, 2020. Her blog, I Just Want to Write, tells how she found success in the freelance world and what she learned from mistakes made along the way. Hannah has writing and editing experience in a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, self-help, literary fiction, finance, health, memoir, YA historical non-fiction, and Southern Gothic.
Sandoval is a full-time freelance manuscript ghostwriter and editor with her own company, PurpleInkPen. She has dedicated her life and career to her love of books and crafting stories from a single spark of inspiration. She lives in Chattanooga with her husband, Stephen, and their daughter, Lottie.