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Harmony native writes about love in anthology


Fri, Jan 25th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Features

Amy Hahn of Rochester started writing stories when she was a child growing up in Harmony. Throughout school she always had several notebooks with her and was always reading or writing something. She knew that was what she wanted to do with her life.

So far, Hahn has had five books published, and is working on a few more. She lives in Rochester with her husband Chris, and works at Mayo Clinic as a writer/editor in Patient Education. She and her husband both grew up in Harmony and graduated from Harmony High School.

Hahn’s first published book was Mr. Jack Frost, which came out in late 2008. Since then she has released Courting his Royal Highness, Dr. Anderson’s Nanny, and Knight of the Amulet. She has also had The Ice Carousel published as an e-book only.

These books were all published with the Wild Rose Press except for Knight of the Amulet, which was published by Willow Moon. They are all available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites as well.

Hahn belongs to the Romance Writers of America, which is a national organization. She receives a monthly magazine from them that lets her know what is going on in the publishing world and updates on what publishers are looking for.

Entering contests and submitting manuscripts for publication have helped Hahn to become a better writer.

“My first rejection letter was two pages long,” shared Hahn. “They gave me ideas to improve. It was a good rejection letter; I saved that one.”

Hahn took their suggestions and polished up her work and eventually it was accepted.

There are many more opportunities for writers today than ever before, and Hahn encourages writers to get out there and seek out their niche. With the many different genres, there is a place for almost anything. And being rejected by one publisher or editor does not mean it’s time to give up.

The next project that Hahn will be a part of is an anthology of short romance stories titled Love in the Land of Lakes, which will be coming out around Valentine’s Day. Hahn explained that she received an email asking her to be a part of this anthology. The story had to be a maximum of 5,000 words, and had to have a lake in it.

“I’m really excited about this anthology,” Hahn said. She added that she had been apprehensive about coming up with a short story out of nowhere, but it wasn’t as hard as she thou .....
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Harmony “Empty Bowls” event fills hearts

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

The third annual “Empty Bowls” event took place on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Harmony Community Center in Harmony, Minn., from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event raises money to feed the hungry and to help the community become more aware ..... 
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A change to Harmony Main Street

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

By Barb Jeffers The First Southeast Bank of Harmony, Minn. has started work on a major project which includes an addition and renovation. According to bank President Chris Skaalen, the addition and eventual renovation has been contemplated for six ..... 
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A touch of Japan in Harmony

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

Peace, tranquility, and relaxation. These are just three of the many words used to describe Asahi Loft by guests. Asahi Loft of Harmony, Minn. was opened in June of 2011 by Innkeepers Cindy and Doug Ofstedal. Once a guest arrives at Asahi Loft they ..... 
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Habitat Wall Raising celebration in Harmony on November 17

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

Harmony, Minn. – Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties will be having a wall raising celebration at its Harmony house on Saturday, November 17. Habitat broke ground on the house last spring, and they are now celebrating the new family ..... 
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Harmony approves Girl Scout project

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

By Jade Sexton Aubrey Johnson was at the Harmony City Council meeting on October 9 to get permission from the city for a project being done by her Girl Scout troop on Oct. 13. Girl Scouts all around the area are getting together that day to cle ..... 
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Diane Hernandez brings her photography to Harmony

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

There are moments in life that only happen once, and capturing those moments to remember them forever is important to many people. Diane Hernandez loves helping people record those moments and milestones with her photography. She has opened her own ..... 
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Harmony native to showcase her artwork

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

When Danielle Flicek was growing up in Harmony, Minnesota, she was always into doing crafty things. When she was in high school at Fillmore Central, she really enjoyed her art classes and learning more about the different things she could do with he ..... 
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Tracing Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, IL, footsteps - Part 5

By Gerri Nielsen

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Features

This story is the fifth and final in a five-part series about Gerri Nielsen’s trip to Springfield, Illinois. FRIDAY: Friday morning brought Mark Johnson, Historian at the IHPA back. He introduced us to 1800s newspapers. The Sangamo Journal be ..... 
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