I am participating in Hanna Kraft’s blog tour, hosted by Kellyn Roth, for her newly published book, The New Diary! A big congratulations to Hanna for publishing this book! It is a fantastic book, and I’m happy to be a part of the tour! Thanks, girls!
I will be posting a book review and an author interview. Read the book review here. Let’s get on to the author interview! I love author interviews, haha.
The New Diary
One Summer Sunday in 1930, Carol Ayers decides to keep a diary. She records many life changes over the days, weeks, and months. Can Carol and her family accept, and even like the changes, and at the same time continue their traditions?
The New Diary, a fictional account, contains actual excerpts from the real diary of Carol Ayers, the author’s great-grandmother.
Hanna Kraft, an introverted Christian Homeschooler, is very grateful to have the opportunity to learn at home, and desires to spread her love of Jesus to others. Every day she sees new ways the Lord has provided, blessed, and cared for her and those she cares for. Hanna enjoys writing much more than any of her five siblings, and has enjoyed it for several years. When she realized her ability to publish The New Diary, she decided to pursue writing as a bit more than a mere hobby.
Besides reading and writing, Hanna lives in the country with her family, and enjoys playing the banjo, swimming, listening to much Southern Gospel music, and watching college basketball.
How long have you been writing?
What inspired you to write The New Diary?
How long did it take you to complete The New Diary?
What does your writing and editing process look like?
Do you believe Yahweh gave you the gift of writing?
What was it like looking into your own family’s past and heritage while researching for The New Diary?
How did this book change you? What did you learn while writing and researching?
In writing The New Diary, did you stay very close to the diary of your great grandmother, or did you take pieces and leave room to fictionalize the story/characters?
What is something you hope your readers will take away after reading this book?
When reading Carol’s diary, did you see a reflection of yourself in her?
Have you traveled to any of the places mentioned in the book (New York, etc)?
Yes! I’ve been to Canajoharie, and seen the fairgrounds. My grandmother lives near there, so it’s not difficult to drive a bit out of our way. I definitely want to travel to Athens, Illinois, in the future.
There we have it! I enjoy author interviews a ton. Thank you so, so much Hanna Kraft, for letting me interview you. 🙂 Nice answers, too. It’s pretty nice to think back on times where it was just… nicer. You didn’t have to worry about so much, like thieves… Or maybe things have just gotten much worse and more noticeable….
Lovely interview, Hanna! Thanks again. I am very excited for the next book in the series, by the way! Keep up the great work. 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed this. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour!
Wednesday the 1st
-Kellyn Roth @ Reveries Reviews (kick-off/author interview)
Thursday the 2nd
Friday the 3rd
-Megan @ A Barefoot Gal (author interview)
Saturday the 4th
-Kellyn Roth @ Reveries Reviews (review)
-Anika Joy @ Anika’s Avenue (review/author interview)
Thanks all so much! God bless.