Raised in the city of Monroe, Louisiana, Hanson now attends Full Sail University, working to obtain a degree within the Creative Writing for Entertainment Program in Orlando, Florida. His passion for writing emerged in 2007 while taking a creative writing course. Seeking nothing more than exposure, he continues to write both in and out of the classroom, using the works of authors of lunar anomalies, space oddities, and World War II/Cold War era methods of chemical and biological warfare as inspiration.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My memory isn't the best, unfortunately, but the first story that I recall - not only having read, but absorbed - is "I Am Legend" by Richard Matheson. I can remember the book, clear as day, just before I went to see the film in theaters with Will Smith. Now, please know that long before Smith's picture I saw the original with Vincent Price, produced back in the 1950s. Between the two, the original is more accurate to Matheson's work. However, I could not - and still cannot - help but feel that there has never been a true portrayal of this magnificent story.
What do you read for pleasure?
Overall, I mostly read Non-Fiction. The reason for this is because I use historical events and various enigmas and anomalies as inspiration for story ideas, usually combining the genres of Alternate History and Science Fiction. As far as an excellent example of these two genres combined, I definitely recommend Henry Turtledove and his WorldWar series.