Hello, and welcome to my blog. My name is Hannah Eiseman-Renyard and I am an all-round wordy show-off. I am also the Editor of the Whippersnapper Press – a web-publishing site for short, taut, witty and innovative writing.
I was born and raised in North London, and I studied creative writing at the University of East Anglia. I’m an editor by trade, but in my free time I write prose, do performance poetry and I write articles when the spirit moves me or the rent requires it.
I’ve worked in various mixes of online journalism, copywriting, marketing, communications, editing and book publishing for organisations including Amazon.co.uk and the Open University.
I am twenty six years old and live in London with my three grandchildren and thirty cats.
My short story ‘The Hour’ was published in Story after coming 3rd in The Happenstance Press’s short story competition. Extracts here and available to buy here.
I’ve been shortlisted in the Metropolitan University’s poetry competition, judged by Andrew Motion and Jackie Kay.
I won a competition run by Tom Vowler for the best six-word short story. (The winning entry was “Wolves got your grandmother. You’re rich.”)
I have also written one novel and two half-novels which may or may not ever see the light of day.