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Hank Quense's Biography

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Bergenfield
To Pat since the far back into the last century
Jun 2010

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 forty published short stories and a number of non-fiction articles.
He is presently working on novel that combines the plots and characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Othello with the character Falstaff thrown in for good measure. The working title is Falstaff's Big Gamble

He has a number of links where you can follow his work and his occasional rants:
Hank’s website: http://hanquense.com
Hank’s Blog:strangeworldsonline.blogspot.com
Strange Worlds website:http://strangeworldsonline.com
Follow him on twitter: http://twitter.com/hanque99
Facebook fan pages: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hank-Quenses-Fiction-Writing-Page/10229349...

Influences

Observing the tunnel vision that afflicts almost everyone, especially politicians and government bureaucrats

Upcoming Works

Falstaff's Big Gamble: Shakespeare's Wordst nightmare.  I've taken two of his best tragedies, Othello and Hamlet,  transported them to Gundarland and turned them into comedies.  Look for it in the SPring of 2012

Agents

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Publishers

Strange World Publishing