Author Archives: Hannah Steenbock

About Hannah Steenbock

Hannah Steenbock is an author, dreamer, and coach. She has published several short stories in English and German, as well as one novel in German. In 2013 she started self-publishing her work. In 2014, she has won two awards for her short story "Sequoia".

Chapter 1 sneak preview of the new series

So the other day, I sat down and wrote out the first chapter.  Meet my wizard. Orren stretched, arching his back and gave a happy sigh. All rolls and loaves of bread were in the oven now, and he had … Continue reading

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Help me name my characters!

The other night, I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. Because I was thinking about my books. And how it’s so hard to get them noticed. Which made me think about writing a fairly mainstream epic fantasy story. … Continue reading

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The Watchbeasts on the Ceiling

I have watchbeasts on my ceiling. Everyone here does. They guard our safety, and they do so quietly and without a fuss for years on end. Until they get hungry. That happened the other night. It always happens at night, … Continue reading

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Bravery Comes in All Shapes

Starting the Flash of Magic posts today – I plan to write a tiny little story every week, following writing prompts. And since I love fantasy, those tales might have a bit of magic in them. Today’s prompt: bravery, eagle, … Continue reading

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The Egg

You see, here’s this egg. It’s a strange one. It’s not like a bird egg. It’s all craggy and wrinkly and rough. I’ve seen and handled enough bird eggs to know this is not one. And yet, it’s an egg. … Continue reading

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Spring Thougts – a Poem

Mid-April. When nature renews itself. When it steps out of winter, when it returns to growth. When it is alive again. Green. Hopeful. Spring.   Two days ago, Notre Dame burned. Tears. Shock. Grief. And. Relief. It’s not as bad … Continue reading

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Some Fall Thoughts

Today, I’m sharing some cranes with you. I just took their picture as they were circling above my home town. They are moving south, preparing for winter. In fact, I think they are a little late. I tend to prepare … Continue reading

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Changing Things Around

So you may have noticed something about this site – it no longer opens on the blog. I did that on purpose. Yes, indeed. Because, my friends, I’m getting serious about my newsletter. And I want visitors to know that … Continue reading

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Changing out of a Bipolar Writing Habit

Today, I want to talk about a rather big change in my life. One that’s providing structure and happiness, in more ways than I expected. You see, I finally decided to use my EFT knowledge and experience to get myself … Continue reading

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Review: The Coming Storm, by Valerie Douglas

It all began on Facebook. I don’t even remember who started the thread. We were talking about horses in real life, and horses in stories, and Valerie mentioned Smoke, a horse in one of her stories. A stubborn gelding with … Continue reading

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