Former Beardstown resident authors new book on faith and motherhood

Beginning at age 8, Hannah DeLoche always carried paper and a mechanical pencil, at least one book she was reading, and the rehearsal script for whatever theater production she was memorizing.

Even at that early age, DeLoche was writing, writing and writing.

All that practice has now culminanted with the publication of her first book. Now, as Hannah Shanks, she has authored “This is my Body,” (The messiness of faith and motherhood), published May 1 by Fresh Air Books, a division of Upper Room Books. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref=""><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>