THANK YOU EDMONDS...FROM STEVE HANNA
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT SATURDAY TO MEET ME AND SUPPORT MY BOOK. IT WAS GREAT TO TALK TO FOLKS AND SPEND TIME AT THE WATERFRONT COFFEE COMPANY. AND THANK YOU WATERFRONT COFFEE COMPANY FOR HOSTING MY BOOK SIGNING....STEVE HANNA
When Steve Hanna left the Everett, Washington, halls of Denney Juvenile Justice Center as an at-risk youth in 2004, he had no idea that his life would eventually become a book. Seven years later with A Home Called Your Own: A Journey Across Six Generations, it has.
Borne out of nothing more than a long-shot Kickstarter campaign, a YouTube video that went viral, and a dream of one day writing a book about his unusual story, comes Steve Hanna’s anticipated memoir, A Home Called Your Own. Available November 13th from Riverview Press, the book tells the true story of how Steve is charged with finding his distant ancestors in a country of 10 million people, and how with little more than the story of his family’s sacrifice a century ago, he is able to find them.
Similar to the odds Steve faces in the book are the odds he faced throughout the publication process. Unable to initially find a publisher, Steve created a two-minute YouTube video that soon reached nearly 60,000 views. Still without a publishing deal, he ran a Kickstarter campaign that gathered backers from four different countries, and happened to land the attention of Kim Barnes, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Kellen Moore, an NFL football player who heard him tell the story firsthand and found it inspiring. After two and half years of work, the book followed.
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About the Author
Steve Hanna grew up in the Seattle area, attended Snohomish High School, spent several days at Denney Juvenile Justice Center, then went on to graduate salutatorian of his high school class and magna cum laude from the University of Idaho. A Home Called Your Own is his first book.