Despite the types of work she writes, Hanley Peterson is surprisingly well-adjusted with a good sense of humor.
Hanley believes writing, or storytelling, is a craft. She’s been writing for several decades in a variety of genres, but literature with Gothic undertones, and forays into horror, are her forte and niche. With a focus on complex characters and intricate plots, the goal is to create stories that not only entertain, but provoke thought.
Her novels and novellas tend toward the dark side, containing sinuous plots revolving around moral ambiguity and moral relativism. Stories that burrow down below the surface and into characters’ psyches. Occasionally, Hanley enjoys challenging herself in the writing process by delving into subject matter, themes, or subtext that can be considered controversial. Her darkly themed, character driven works can be classified as literary, Gothic, and Dark Romanticism, incorporating horror, suspense, the occult-supernatural, and psychological elements.
On the lighter side, she’s also written a romantic-comedy bedroom farce play, and a series of humorous episode guides.
She enjoys books written between the late-18th century to mid-20th century and movies ranging from the silent era, the Golden Age of Hollywood, B-movies, and the occasional cult movie from the 60’s through the 80’s. Reviews of books and movies can be found on the blog.
She can be found on Twitter at twitter.com/hjpauthor