hanque

Location New Jersey
Member Since Dec 18, 2010
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Award-winning author Hank Quense lives in Bergenfield, NJ with his wife Pat.  They have two daughters and five grandchildren.  He writes humorous fantasy and scifi stories.  On occasion, he also writes an article on fiction writing or book marketing but says that writing nonfiction is like work while writing fiction is fun.  A member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, he refuses to write serious genre fiction saying there is enough of that on the front page of any daily newspaper and on the evening TV news.
Zaftan Entrepreneurs is the first book of a trilogy.  In it, an alien mining ship discovers a planet that holds promise to be a mining bonanza.  Unfortunately, it is inhabited by humans, dwarfs, elves and other races and they object to the mining expeditions.
Zaftan Miscreants is the second book in the trilogy.  It is awash with unusual characters and filled with bizarre plots 
Hank’s previous works include Tales From Gundarland, a collection of fantasy stories.  Readers Favorite awarded the book a medal and EPIC designated it a finalist in its 2011 competition.  His Fool’s Gold is a retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth and Tunnel Vision is a collection of twenty previously published short stories.  Build a Better Story is a book of advice for fiction writers.
Altogether, Hank has over fifty published short stories and a number of non-fiction articles.
HIs latest work is a Shakespearean spoof called Falstaff’s Big Gamble.  It combines the characters and plots from two of Shakespeare’s greatest plays; Othello and Hamlet..

Hank has initiated a series of lectures and workshops to share his expertise in creating fiction and publishing books.  Create A Short Story is a 4-session workshop in which the participants design their own short story. He also gives a two-part seminar on Self-publishing a book and Marketing and Selling the self-published book.

Works

Self-publishing Guides Sampler

Self-publishing Guides Sampler

12 pages, updated Feb 08, 2014G
9 reads votes 0 comments 0
Marketing Plans for Self-published Books

Marketing Plans for Self-published Books

6 pages, updated Aug 26, 2013G
Publishing a book is only part of work. The marketing work also has to be done. That's the part most authors don’t understand or like. If you pu... read more
80 reads votes 0 comments 0
Manage Your Story Design Project

Manage Your Story Design Project

2 parts / 2 pages, updated Apr 09, 2013G
54 reads votes 0 comments 0
Wotan's Dilemma

Wotan's Dilemma

2 parts / 9 pages, updated Mar 20, 2013G
90 reads votes 0 comments 0
Falstaff's BIg Gamble

Falstaff's BIg Gamble

2 parts / 22 pages, updated Mar 04, 2013GCompleted
This novel is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard's most famous characters, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamle... read more
80 reads votes 0 comments 0
Zaftan Miscreants

Zaftan Miscreants

3 parts / 29 pages, updated Mar 03, 2013GCompleted
Two very different cultures clash in outer space. One, the gundies, is composed of humans, dwarfs, elves and other fantasy creatures. The second, the zaftans, are huge,... read more
110 reads votes 0 comments 0
Zaftan Enterpreneurs

Zaftan Enterpreneurs

3 parts / 22 pages, updated Mar 03, 2013GPicturesCompleted
Tired of reading scifi and fantasy stories that take themselves too seriously? Zaftan Entrepreneurs is a unique First Contact story; it is part adventure and part co... read more
353 reads votes 0 comments 0
Tales From Gundarland

Tales From Gundarland

3 parts / 18 pages, updated Mar 03, 2013GVideoPicturesCompleted
Laughter is like free health insurance: you can't get too much of it. This book will give you enough laughs to boost your health. It's filled with delightful entert... read more
296 reads votes 1 comments 3
Mini-Collection

Mini-Collection

2 parts / 2 pages, updated Mar 02, 2013PG
Three of my best humorous or satiric short stories (IMHO) in one ebook. Saving the Shore: Ever wonder what happened to the Ring-Bearer's descendants? This story will ... read more
68 reads votes 0 comments 0
Build a Better Story

Build a Better Story

2 parts / 1 page, updated Mar 02, 2013GVideoCompleted
Have a story that needs to be told? Here's the best way to go about doing it. The book describes a process that eases the work involved in developing a story. This... read more
290 reads votes 1 comments 0

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