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Craig Hansen wrote stories from an early age, but when his SF short story, "The S.S. Nova," was published in the Minnesota Writers In the School COMPAS program's 1981 anthology of student writing, When It Grows Up, You Say Goodbye To It, he decided to dedicate himself to writing. Several unpublished novels and short stories followed.
Hansen earned two degrees at Minnesota State University at Mankato under the mentorship of young adult novelist Terry Davis, who oversaw and approved an earlier version of Most Likely as his master's degree creative thesis. In the years that followed, Hansen worked a variety of jobs related to writing, including editorial work at a small publishing house, holding a position as a Web site editor, and five years in journalism in northwestern Wisconsin, where he earned several state awards for his writing and editing.
His work has appeared in the Meadowbrook Press anthology, Girls to the Rescue, Book 1, as well as the true crime journal, Ripper Notes, in volume 28. Most Likely is his first novel.
Hansen currently lives in Minnesota with his wife, a dog, a cat, and his 88-year-old father, a World War II veteran. He remains hard at work on his next novel, Ember, a paranormal suspense novel expected later this year that marks the beginning of a series aimed at young adults, as well as several short novels and other projects, including some nonfiction theological books.
His interests include the music of Johnny Cash, reading the novels of other independent authors, blogging, and the study of Messianic theology.