About Jeanette

I am an author, writing teacher, speaker, and busy mom from the San Francisco Bay Area.

My new book, Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise released on March 22, published by Worthy Inspired.

As an author, I have almost 20 years of experience, which includes work with Focus on the Family, The Upper Room, Standard Publishing, Walk Thru the Bible’s Tapestry, LifeWay’s Journey, and Guideposts magazine. I am a regular assigned contributor to Standard Publishing’s Encounterthe Magazine and edit on a freelance basis for publishers and individuals. My book, Running with Roselle, was written with blind 9/11 survivor Michael Hingson and continues to receive encouraging feedback from both kids and adults. My short Christmas eBook, Gifts, Volume 12 in Kathi Macias’s 12 Days of Christmas Series, allowed me write fiction again for the first time in over a decade, which was extremely exciting. Most recently I had stories included in Kathy Ide’s Fiction Lover’s Devotions, 21 Days of Grace and 21 Days of Love.

I belong to several writing and editing organizations, including ACFW, Christian Editor Connection, Christian Author’s Network (CAN), and Inspire Christian Writers.

In real life, I am the mother of two incredible sons—one in middle school and one young adult. I love to cook, bake, read, knit, crochet, study the Bible, sing with the choir and worship team at church, and spend time with friends and family.

It might interest you to know that I am visually impaired and have been since birth. I was born with a rare vision disorder called Achromatopsia, which means that I have no color vision, am extremely light sensitive, and have visual acuity in the legally blind range. (For more information on this interesting eye disease, visit Achromatopsia.info) People often ask me to describe what I see. Although it’s difficult to make normally sighted people understand the light sensitivity and limited vision (which changes depending on how bright it is outside), this picture will give you a glimpse into how I see the world. Think of it as living in a black & white movie—beautiful in its own way.

Jeanette Hanscome 038 B&W copy



Represented by Wendy Lawton at Books & Such Literary Agency