“Dare to dream beyond the borders of your hometown. “

New Works

My short story, The Crown, is featured in this anthology, published by Penchant Press International. Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of the Farm Crisis, The Crown is the true story of how a girl from rural Minnesota ended up in a beauty pageant without the right clothes, hair, or much of a chance of winning…but was determined to do so anyway. Purchase your copy on Amazon.

Photo Galleries

My mission is to inspire you to travel somewhere, anywhere. If you’re more of the armchair adventurer, I hope to bring the world to you through pictures.

Visit Jolene Hanson Photography for visual inspiration. Galleries feature images of Europe, with a focus on Ireland, and my home in the Pacific Northwest.