Author Spotlight: Hanna Godard // 20 things weird she did while writing quantum

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Author Spotlight: Hanna Godard // 20 things weird  she did while writing quantum

Author Spotlight: Hanna Godard // 20 things weird  she did while writing quantumQuantum (Quantum #1) by Hannah Godard
ISBN: 1629185183
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Published by City Lights Press on November 17, 2016
Pages: 313

Nothing is more glamorous than the CIA … at least for Clara. All she wants is excitement and adventure, to help people … and to be a part of something bigger than life.
At nineteen, she leaves everything she’s ever had behind to join the CIA with her boyfriend Ross. But when the agency starts to fall away like shattered glass, Clara and her team get thrown into the biggest mission ever to hit the agency. How will they deal with the pressure?
Clara has all her cards out on the table and she’s trying to keep them all in place … except she can’t hold them all down on her own. She’s trained and she’s ready … but something isn’t right. Is the real way to win the game not to play it, or is the trick not to play it for too long?

Hello everyone, welcome to my stop of the blog tour for quantum, the new YA novel from Hanna Godard. When I asked Hanna to tell me weird things she did while writing this book I honestly did not expect to receive these hilarious answers. Some of them cracked me up so hard I had a massive coughing fit. I hope you don’t suffer the same fate (if you do, just let me know in the comment section.) Enjoy!!!


Benson: Hanna, while you wrote this book, am sure you had to do some crazy things to bring the story together, can you list out the top twenty for us today?

Hanna: OK, here it goes. I’m a clumsy person so this should be interesting.

1. I write really late on the weekends, so to take a break and gather my thoughts I took my dog for a walk at 3 am, but my parents still don’t know so that will be our secret.

2. I wrote a chapter in a gross gym watching my little sister play basketball. They lost. I wasn’t paying attention. I got the blame. Obviously.

3. I walked backward while recording my voice talking out a part of a chapter because I read online that that helped. It didn’t.

4. I sprained my ankle walking backward and talking to my phone and was out of the gym for a week.

5. I was at a party at my friend’s house just the four of us and they were helping me with some ideas but we took a break and prank called my dad. He fell for it and started giving us his job description and it ended up actually inspiring a section of my book.

6. I fell asleep with my laptop on top of me and my dad deleted three chapters. No one will ever know what happened J

7. I walked into a wall telling my friend about the plot of the book and a new chapter I’m writing. It wasn’t really while I was writing but I thought I broke my nose. I was fine.

8. I color code my chapters.

9. Broke a three-hundred-dollar typewriter while trying to see if I could get new ideas on fancy equipment.

10. I eavesdrop on a lot of people’s conversations. I’m not even going to deny it.

11. Got into a very large argument with Microsoft Word, otherwise known as an inanimate object, about the correct spelling of flavor, favorite, and color. I’m Canadian … it has a u; I don’t care what Word says.

12. I got scared from a sound in the wall late at night when I was writing a fight scene and accidentally kicked my dog off my bed. She didn’t come around for a while after that.

13. Forgotten how many apple slices I had eaten until we ran out of apples. I eat apples when I write.

14. I told my friends I had plans and I couldn’t go out with them when in all reality I was sitting in my room writing.

15. I didn’t study for my math exam the day before the exam because I lost track of time. Oops. One minute it was nine am the next it was ten pm.

16. Worn my pajamas all day. Not that weird.

17. Listen to the same song for three hours non stop because I was “in the zone.”

18. I mumbled to myself while I try to remember lines for my book on my way from the car to the house before I forget it.

19. Probably fell again. Seems accurate.

20. I finished the book.

Benson Ekpo: Hanna, thank you so much for sharing these. To all my readers, thank you for reading, Hanna and I appreciate you so much. You all should add this book to your ever-growing TBR pile.

About Hannah Godard

Hannah Godard was born and raised in the small town of Cochrane, Alberta where she is currently a grade eleven student. She continues to chase a life of creativity and imagination, creating characters to take her on adventures and maybe learn something from them along the way. She writes to tell the greatest stories that have yet to be told and create a spark in which to lighten up the world. Hannah credits her dad for teaching her everything she knows about the world, from politics to drive and perseverance. Without him, she would be a very different person.

Quantum is her first novel and the first in the Quantum series. It came to life in the same way as many other novels do, in the third period Social Studies class. This class was spent with three out of four of her best friends, laughing, creating businesses, and being creative. It was the one class where she could be a kid, where people didn’t tell her words could only mean one thing, and where they could all be creative. It started as a joke, as a simple question; what if I was in the CIA? From that point on Hannah developed the character of Clara, with the help of her friends, and soon the story came to life. Each person who she knows, no matter how small, is somehow put into the novel, worked into the storyline, because what they say is true. We write what we know.

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