DaNae Hagelberg becomes published writer

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DaNae Hagelberg becomes published writer

January 12, 2010

DaNae Hagelberg
DaNae Hagelberg recently had her book “The Book of Unhidden Secrets: Task One – The Search for Forgiveness,” published by Tate Publishing in Mustang. She is working on completing the series of five books. 
DaNae Hagelberg, a senior at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from Waynoka, recently had one of her Christian-based books “The Book of Unhidden Secrets: Task One – The Search for Forgiveness,” published. This is one of a series of five books that will be published by Tate Publishing in Mustang.

Last year Tate Publishing accepted two percent of all manuscripts submitted to the company, and Hagelberg was fortunate enough to have her series selected to be published.

“Everything just fell into place,” Hagelberg said. “I finished writing my book three days prior to my cousin, JoDe Bradt, mentioning that I should submit my manuscript to the publishing company.”

Tate Publishing was the only company she submitted her manuscript to. However, she considers herself very lucky because she knows it is hard to have a book published.

“The way things worked out, I just feel like this book was meant for somebody,” Hagelberg said. “I don’t expect to make a million dollars; I just want my books to help people.”

Hagelberg’s love for writing began at a young age. She recently found a poem that she had written in her sister’s poetry book from the fourth grade. Because of this continued passion and the fact that one of her books has been published, she decided to return to Northwestern to obtain her English degree.

Currently, Hagelberg manages being a wife to her husband, Larry, going to school, having a paraprofessional job at Washington Elementary and being an involved mother to two children Talyn, 7, and Jake, 4. When she’s not busy with her family, school or work, she writes.

“I write when I find an inspiration to write,” Hagelberg said.

She wrote the second half of the book in two hours while her son was taking a nap.

“When I feel like writing, I’ll do it. I feel like a much better writer that way,” she said.

Her ultimate dream job would be to stay at home and write; until that opportunity comes she’ll be working on the next four books to complete this series. Her next book is one she considers to be a political thriller.

Contact Hagelberg at dahagelberg83@rangers.nwosu.edu to obtain a copy of her book or visit www.tatepublishing.com to search for her book.