"I'm just going to write because I cannot help it."

-Charlotte Bronte

Hannah is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author from Ontario, Canada. She lives with her childhood-friend-turned-husband Ben, two kids, and bulldog near Niagara Falls on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.


Hannah writes romances featuring a cast of diverse, disabled, marginalized, and LGBTQIA+ folks wherein swoon-worthy storylines blend with beautiful, messy, and challenging realities of life.


When not reading or writing romance you can find her having living-room dance parties with her kids or planning any occasion that warrants a cheese board.

Books

The Next Series

Can be read out of order / as standalones


-Next of kin

-next to you

-Next Time around (coming summer 2023)

standalones

-untitled (Coming late 2023)

novellas

-Set the record straight

Next of Kin

When people pleasing Chloe learns that her birth mother has unexpectedly had another baby, she doesn’t hesitate to become a next-of-kin guardian. But, when she fails to pass Child Protective Services’ financial evaluation, she is faced with a choice: see her baby sister placed in foster care, or participate in CPS’ new initiative, TeamUp.

Enter Warren, a surly mechanic’s apprentice attempting to get custody of his deaf fifteen year old brother after failing CPS’ housing evaluation. The two stranger’s immediately clash but agree to live together until Warren can find housing elsewhere and Chloe can further grow her freelance career.

As their lives further intertwine, Chloe and Warren both realise that they’re far more similar than they could have imagined. What started as forced, begins to feel natural, and far less lonely. Chemistry soon intensifies beyond what either of them can stand, but they must each decide if what burns between them is worth risking their arrangement.

Audiobook Coming Spring 2023

Next to You

Lane is in the middle of an identity crisis. Her friends are all partnered up, her career is leading nowhere, and simply put? She's not happy. So after a night out celebrating (drinking) on her birthday she makes one hell of an impulsive purchase. A giant, yellow, forty-eight passenger school bus that she intends to make a home.

With little-to-no renovation experience but a large sum of inheritance money, Lane enlists the help of her friend Matt—a mechanic by trade, handyman by practice, and hottie by nature.

While their mutual attraction is undeniable, Matt and Lane have silently agreed that a friendship is the only thing that could ever exist between them. Matt's a total family guy with "settle down with me" tattooed across his forehead whereas Lane is entirely commitment-averse.

So, when Matt offers to help her with the bus and in the bedroom with no strings attached, Lane’s feelings evolve faster than you can say “just good friends.” But she soon discovers that in order to build something new, she has to first heal her past.

Audiobook Coming Summer 2023

Set The Record Straight

The day Clara started her new (dream) job as an assistant to her photography idol, she was met with an assumption that caught her off guard and stunned her silent. suddenly, she has to bring a girlfriend to the gallery's opening in a few weeks- all because she choked up and failed to correct her boss that she is, in fact, straight.

Evan was recently dumped by her fellow teacher fiancée for a mutual co-worker and is still trying to figure out where it all went wrong. So when she gets the news the happy new couple will be hosting the staff's holiday party- she feels utterly horrified by her single status and looks for a quick solution.

Together, these two old friends make a plan to get through the gallery opening and holiday party by pretending to date one another. Easy... right?

That is until Clara starts developing real feelings for Evan, shocking herself. All the while Evan realizes that perhaps pretending to date your straight best friend, who you've had a crush on for half your life- isn't the best idea.

Audiobook Coming Winter 2023

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Yes, We Read That Podcast

A podcast for and about romance readers hosted by

Hannah Bonam-Young & Tabitha Magoon

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