Hannah Richell was born in Kent, England, spent her youth in the UK and Canada, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, their two young children and a grumpy rescue cat called Lennie.
Before she became a writer, Hannah worked for ten years in the UK publishing industry before emigrating to Australia in 2005, where she worked for Universal Pictures in Sydney. She began to write in early 2008 while on maternity leave, and the result was her first novel, Secrets of the Tides, which was picked for the 2012 Richard & Judy Book Club, the Waterstones Book Club and was shortlisted for the Australian Independent Bookseller Best Debut Fiction Award, ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year (2013) and ABIA Newcomer of the Year (2013). Her follow-up novel is The Shadow Year, published in 2013.
Find out more at: http://hannahrichell.wordpress.com
Praise for Secrets of the Tides:
"A compelling debut tale of infidelity, betrayal and tragedy that will have you turning the pages until the early hours." Grazia
"The writing is so vivid that we became completely lost in the Tide family's world - this one's going to go far." Good Housekeeping
"A classy melodrama with very well-realised characters. Once you start reading, you'll be hooked." A. N. Wilson, Readers Digest
"Assuredly written and impeccably structured ... think Jodi Picoult ... Moving and darkly suspenseful." Sydney Morning Herald
"A compelling tale of grief and forgiveness." Woman & Home
"This complex family drama is a page-turner of a debut novel." Australian Women's Weekly
"The theme of a cataclysmic event that continues to shape the lives of all those involved is central to Hannah Richell's ambitious, wide-ranging family saga." Daily Mail
"This cracking debut novel will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get a paper cut." Sun Herald