Hannah grew up in the rural mountain town of Mt. Shasta, California. After she left home to pursue her education at the University of Portland, she spent several years enjoying the rain and microbreweries of the Pacific Northwest. She is now a hospice social worker in her hometown, where she lives with her husband and their growing family. In her free time she can be found gardening or painting color swatches on random walls throughout her home. She occasionally blogs at hannahjanehelms.wordpress.com.