Stan Hanna


Stan Hanna writes about what he's seen and what he's heard about among the old timers aboard ship and out west. He's fortunate to have worked for and with some of the great Navy Officers of his generation as well as national leaders in the Finance and Entertainment industry. Through it all he came to understand that, in the end, people are people, the good ones and the bad. The choices made are what mark the man and separate him from his peers. Stan was lucky to experience the kind of friendship among his shipmates which help young sailors survive and grow to become old sailors. He was lucky enough to become a sub hunter after getting commissioned. He feels his technical background in the Navy prepared him for writing the science fiction and the thrillers. His work in Wyoming and Texas prepared him for the westerns. His life in the Navy taught him how to deal with danger and how to stand up for what he believes; and his life after the Navy taught him to deal with people and to recognize a good decision making process. His wife of forty years finally got the message through to him about what true love is about. His kids taught him the value of mercy and forgiveness. His fourteen grandchildren have taught him the beauty of family and forbearance. Stan Hanna tries to put all of this in his writing so that what he writes is not fanciful, but gritty and authentic, no matter what the context, genre, or subject matter. Stan is having fun writing thrillers and westerns and science fiction. If you want to jump on board the bandwagon, send your e-mail to Stan truly does reads his e-mail, and promises to answer the mail that catches his eye.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
So far, word of mouth has worked best for me. I believe facebook will eventually overcome that. I'm building my own website and will conduct a blog, updated weekly. That may help a lot.
Describe your desk
It's a perfect fit for my work area. My wife helped me get it and set it up. My wife is essential to my work because she's my first editor. I have been married to the woman for over forty-two years and I know her strengths and weaknesses. One of her strengths is to be able to tell me something is total b.s. and then tell me why she thought so, and be willing to tolerate my rants at her presumptuousness. (As I rant, my inner mind is scrambling for an alternative solution, or what would happen if the passage were dropped altogether.) Then she listens to my alternative, when I finally come up with one, and just as reasonably assesses my new proposed fix as though we had never disagreed. Good talent, that.
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Where to find Stan Hanna online


Thou Art A Priest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 123,280. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ripped from the latest headlines! A hurricane of conspiracy, scandal, sex, corruption and crime on every page. THOU ART A PRIEST is a crime thriller screaming for attention on every person’s E-reader. This is an indictment of every assumption Americans make about right, and good, and whom to trust. It’s as real as the latest front page of every person’s news source and impossible to put down.
Trinity River Flats
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 116,100. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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TRINITY RIVER FLATS is a crime thriller filled with death, kidnappings, corruption, and sex, all broiling about like snakes, just below the surface of the Trinity River. The finger of the long arm of the Law is pointing at a stranger in town, Jack Andrews. He's become a patsy in someone's very well-laid plan. But Jack's no victim. He's a man, with a gun, a woman to win, and a killer to catch.