Hannah McKinnon

About the Author

Hannah attended her first young author's conference in Mrs. Meyer's third grade class and was never the same since. Growing up exploring the woods and waters of New England, she developed an affinity for nature, animals, and all stories involving the two.

An avid reader, Hannah enjoyed an early career in education. One spring afternoon, while reading a particularly heartfelt passage from a favorite novel, she looked up to see tears rolling down her students' eyes. Her first thought was, "Wow, look at the impact this book is having on these kids." Her second thought was, "Why aren't I doing this?"

Hannah's first two novels for young adults were the critically acclaimed Franny Parker, and The Properties of Water, with FSG/MacMillan in 2009 and 2010 respectively. 

In 2015, Hannah segued into commercial fiction. Her debut novel, THE LAKE SEASON, was published by Emily Bestler Books of Atria/ Simon & Schuster in June 2015. It was featured by CNN, Cosmo, and InStyle Magazine as a best summer read. Since, Hannah has published a new summer title each year, including the critically acclaimed Mystic Summer, The Summer House, Sailing Lessons, and The View From Here, Her newest novel, Message in the Sand, comes out June 15th 2021.