I was honored to do a micro interview with the incredible Lily Brooks-Dalton, author of the award-winning novel The Light Pirate, over at Southern Literary Review. https://southernlitreview.com/
Hanna is still making readers' top lists. For 2023, it landed as #1 on the popular UK blog Mom's Plans, and on author Sine Boe's list.
My interview with Dr. Purnima Devi Barman, the "Stork Sister," appears with stunning photos at the wonderful online journal Terrain.org. Dr. Barman has received many honors for her work saving the endangered hargila stork in Assam, India. It was an honor to speak with her and learn more about her personal journey.
Hanna is in her 5th printing and we updated the historical note at the end of the novel to include a mention of the invasion of Ukraine.
A wonderful article appeared in our local Ponte Vedra Recorder, a dual interview with me and the silver winner of the Florida Book Awards. Thanks to Shaun Ryan for his time and effort in continuing to cover the arts in St. John's county. Read the interview here: https://pontevedrarecorder.
I appeared on the Florida Writer Podcast hosted by Alison Nissen, discussing How We Disappear and flash as it relates to novel writing. Listen here.
How We Disappear wins the bronze medal in the General Fiction category of the annual Florida Book Awards, coordinated by Florida State University Libraries!
How We Disappear was featured and recommended in Dawn Raffel's LitHub article “A New Way of Being on the Page: A Reading List of Very Short Fictions.”
How We Disappear’s audio version from Blackstone received a wonderful review from Audio File (“Six talented narrators work together to deliver these immersive short stories, which explore the lasting effect of absence or disappearance upon people's lives. Each well-crafted story evokes a particular place and time, and highlights strongly imagined characters”).
How We Disappear landed on several bloggers’ Best Books of 2022 lists, and received a “Rave” rating from Book Marks in 2022. See the page here.
How We Disappear was selected by THE MILLIONS as a Most Anticipated Book for the second half of 2022! Full list here.
Press 53 and Blackstone Audio to publish How We Disappear: Novella & Stories, in September of 2022! Stay tuned for cover release and events and blog tour information.
I was interviewed by the dynamic and talented duo over at Hot Redhead Media about The Bitter Kind. Listen here, and go to their blog to get a custom made cocktail for the book that you can sip while you listen!
Hanna was translated and released in both Slovakia and Poland. Thanks to Replika in Poland who rolled out a campaign that included it with John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas! I was honored.
I’ve been able to donate some royalty/prize money in honor of Esther Stermer and the survivors in my dedication to: the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC; the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida; Francesco Lotoro’s ICML Foundation to honor musicians incarcerated in concentration camps and elsewhere. It always feels good to give back! So know if you bought the book, some of it went to good causes.
Hanna wins two more awards from the Boston Authors Club and Foreword Reviews! I also hear it is starting to be taught in high schools and middle schools around the country. I got a wonderful picture of a pictorial book report that appears on my contact page. Thanks to Violet in Alabama!
Hanna wins the gold medal in YA in the state-run Florida Book Awards!
I’m delighted to be honored with a 2019 Inspirational Women in Literature Award from AITL Media. A highlight of my career! Also looking forward to book club appearances through the Holocaust Memorial and Research Center of Florida and the Compassionate Women of St. Augustine. I'm also grateful that several bloggers posted Hanna among their top reads for 2018. I love book bloggers!
Thanks to the Traveling Sisters for reading Hanna in their book club and for interviewing me. It was a great experience to have contact in both directions: Author Q & A with My Real Name is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih
Speaking of bookclubs, I'm honored that Cindy Hudson, author of Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother-Daughter Book Clubs, highly recommends Hanna. You can read her full review here.