McIlveen Discusses ‘Hannawhere’ Novel on WHAV’s Open Mike Show

John M. McIlveen, local author. (Courtesy photograph.)

John M. McIlveen of Haverhill.

Author John M. McIlveen appears on WHAV’s Open Mike Show Monday night to discuss his latest novel, “Hannahwhere,” which is based in Haverhill.

According to the book’s description, “a catatonic little girl is found behind a dumpster. She is a mystery. As social worker Debbie Gillan pieces together the puzzle of the child’s identity, she discovers the child had disappeared two years earlier along with a twin sister. She also discovers Hannahwhere, an alternate world that is both a haven and a prison. Life altering trauma becomes the key to unraveling the truth about the children, about Hannahwhere…and about Debbie herself. Truths that could either save them or destroy them all.”

Christopher Golden, Haverhill resident and New York Times bestselling author of Snowblind, calls the novel, “a thrilling, emotionally complex paranormal mystery.”

McIlveen is the author of two story collections “Inflictions” and “Jerks And Other Tales From A Perfect Man.” During the day, he works at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington. He is the father of five daughters and lives in Haverhill with his fiancée Roberta Colasanti.

The Open Mike Show begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday. It is heard at and the show may also be seen at HC Media, channel 22, in Haverhill, or online at