Behind the Scenes: The Wounded Warrior’s Wife by Hannah Conway

Good evening, everyone:

hannah 2Exciting news! The Wounded Warrior’s Wife is now available for purchase as an e-book!

As part of her book launch, Hannah is taking part in a blog tour featuring interviews and book reviews.

A few week’s ago I posted my review of Hannah’s debut novel, The Wounded Warrior’s Wife. To celebrate the release of her novel, Hannah is making three appearances on my blog to share her thoughts on her writing process, the story behind The Wounded Warrior’s Wife, and future projects! I recently met Hannah in person at the ACFW conference in St. Louis. She is just as loveable and wonderful in person as she is through her social media sites.  I know you all will enjoy meeting her just as much as I have!

Hannah is offering a number of great prizes throughout her blog tour book launch! If you want to win an e-copy of The Wounded Warrior’s Wife or any other of Hannah’s giveaway prizes, make sure to read these interviews, comment on my post, like my page, and leave your contact information below (your name and your email address *follow this format* [your address [at] company [dot] com]). Other prizes aside from the book include $10 Amazon gift cards, groove passes (photos!), and super-fabulous grand-prize in mid-November! Enter as many times as you’d like from the various sites Hannah will be visiting during her blog tour (full list available on her website).

In our first session, Hannah will discuss her debut novel: her inspiration behind the story, the making of her characters and their names, and the creative process behind The Wounded Warrior’s Wife. Welcome, Hannah!


www1) How did you decide upon the title of The Wounded Warrior’s Wife?

The Wounded Warrior’s Wife came to me even before the novel was finished. Being an Army Wife of an Infantry soldier who struggled with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury), I related to the title on a deeply personal level. My husband was a wounded warrior and I was a wounded warrior’s wife. Simple as that.

2) How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names of character in The Wounded Warrior’s Wife based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

Ooh, I like this question. I’m a little quirky about names. Names are so very important to me. If I don’t like the meaning of the name or feel it doesn’t fit my character in some way, then I refuse to use it. I totally keep a baby names book close by equipped with meanings and spelling variations!

3) Are any experiences in The Wounded Warrior’s Wife based on personal experiences? Did you draw upon any stories or movies for inspiration for the novel?

The Wounded Warrior’s Wife is deeply personal on many levels. Dealing with PTSD was an experience I related to with regards to the book. Like my main character Whitleigh, I struggled to adjust to military life. Like Whitleigh and Collier, my husband and I spent our first two years of marriage apart because of deployments. Those were hard times for us, full of fear and uncertainty. Our faith was definitely shaken, but as we sought guidance from God, our faith deepened.

4) If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

Fun question! I actually put a Pinterest board together with who I picture as the characters. I see Reese Witherspoon as Whitleigh and Zac Efron as Collier. Not sure why, but those celebrities popped into my head and I went with it! Check out the Pinterest board here: http://www.pinterest.com/hannahrconway/the-wounded-warriors-wife-by-hannah-conway/

5) Did you have to travel much for research for The Wounded Warrior’s Wife?

Sort of. I used places that we traveled to being in the military to create the atmosphere and scenery.

6) Was there anything in The Wounded Warrior’s Wife that you did not enjoy writing about?

The battle scenes were so unpleasant! Enough said on that. 🙂


www 1About the Book

Battles Raging Within Are The Ones You Must Fight To Win

WHITLEIGH CROMWELL dreamt of a happy life with her newlywed husband. Army Private First Class COLLIER CROMWELL loved God, his wife, and his country, though the military demanded he pay a high cost.

When an unexpected deployment during the height of war sends Collier away for another year, their lives tumble down a path marked with struggle, and fatalities. War weary, and faith crippled, Collier brings home a war of another kind leaving Whitleigh staring at the shattered pieces of their broken marriage.

Are there wounds too deep, and marriages too broken that they’re beyond even God’s ability to restore?

 

Find The Wounded Warrior’s Wife at the following links:

Amazon

Goodreads

Pintrest

 


Hannah ConwayAbout the Author

Hannah Conway is the author of The Wounded Warrior’s Wife and Wedding the Warrior. She is an Army wife of more than a decade, mother of two, writer and speaker. A Kentucky native, Hannah lives near Fort Campbell where she and her family are currently stationed.  She holds a BA in History from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and is active in ministry, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), as well as the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and My Book Therapy (MBT).

When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Hannah volunteering for community service projects, jogging (slowly), neck deep in Pinterest crafts, or browsing thrift stores. The most important thing about Hannah, is that she’s a follower of Christ. It’s her prayer that readers will come to know just how much God loves us through her writings.

Find Hannah at the following links:

Email:             authorhannahconway@gmail.com

Web:               www.hannahrconway.com

Twitter:          www.twitter.com/hannahrconway                 #thewoundedwarriorswife

Facebook:      www.facebook.com/authorhannahconway

Pinterest:        www.pinterest.com/hannahrconway

Goodreads:    www.goodreads.com/authorhannahconway

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