Hank Quense

Biography

Early in his writing career, he was strongly influenced by two authors: Douglas Adams and his Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. Happily, Hank has never quite recovered from those experiences.

He lives with his wife in northern New Jersey, a mere 20 miles from Manhattan, thecenter of the galaxy (according to those who live in Manhattan). They have two daughters and five grandchildren all of whom live close by.

For vacations, Hank and Pat usually visit distant parts of the galaxy. Occasionally, they also time-travel.

Besides writing novels, Hank lectures on fiction writing, publishing and book marketing. He is most proud of his talk showing grammar school kids how to create a short story. He used these lectures to create an advanced ebook with embedded videos to coach the students on how to create characters, plots and setting. The target audience is 4th to 7th graders. The book’s title is Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids.

Where to find Hank Quense online

Videos

My fictional works
This is a quick overview trailer of my fictional stories.

My Non-fiction books
This brief trailer gives an introduction to my non-fiction books.

Series

Author Blueprint
From initial story idea to marketing the book, the Author Blueprint Series has you covered

Books

Book Marketing Fundamentals
Series: Author Blueprint, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,860. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Marketing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
No one buys a book they never heard of; you have to tell people about your book before they can buy it. Book Marketing Fundamentals contains a comprehensive inventory of essential marketing tasks and explanations on why you should use them and how to use them. The book is written specifically for first-time authors searching for a way to market their book.
Montclair Write Group Flash Fiction Anthology 2019
Price: Free! Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Poetry » American poetry » General
This anthology contains 28 short works by 23 different members of the Montclair Write Group.
The King Who Disappeared
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The evil wizard Jerado traps King Bohan in a cave. A sleep spell enables the King to survive and when he finally gets free, he discovers the wizard is still alive and ruling the country. Determined to get revenge, Bohan starts a long journey to find Jerado. Along the way, Bohan survives obstacles and is appalled at the living conditions of folks as a result of the cruel laws enacted by Jerado.
Montclair Write Group Sampler 2018
Price: Free! Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
14 fiction stories, 4 memoirs and 10 poems are included in this Sampler
Montclair Write Group Sampler 2016
Price: Free! Words: 29,820. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Drama/Theatrical, Essay » Literature
Want to find new writers? New voices? Here’s how. The Montclair Write Group Sampler 2016 is a collection of works from talented writers of all kinds. And it’s a free download from Smashwords: {add link} Thirty-nine pieces from the Write Group members in Montclair NJ. The Sampler consists of fiction, essays, memoirs, poems and a monologue.. There’s something for everyone.
Princess Moxie
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 143,420. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
In this fantasy comedy, Moxie grows up as a princess in Camelot — but not the one you know of. This Camelot is set in a hilarious parallel universe where the Knights of the Round Table play football and Guinevere coaches the team’s cheer leaders. Moxie, more obnoxious than graceful, gets into rollicking adventures as she struggles to become an independent-minded, decisive woman.
Planning a Novel, Script or Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,340. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Decision-making & problem solving
Creating a long story such as a novel requires a great deal of effort and creativity. It is easy to get lost in the details and to lose focus on the main issues.
Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014
Price: Free! Words: 37,210. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Want to discover new writers? Want to find new voices? Here’s how. The Montclair Write Group Sampler 2014 is a collection of works from talented writers of all kinds.
Wotan's Dilemma
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,210. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This story is a retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth. The original story tales place in the Dark Ages. This version takes place in a future Dark Ages with the fantasy creatures replaced by aliens. The story has beautiful goddesses, magical gold, quantum electronics, aliens, a murderous god, great heroes: what more could a reader want?
Falstaff's Big Gamble
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This fantasy adventure is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays and recasts them with fantasy characters You don't have to know anything about Shakespeare to enjoy this fantasy comedy. Hamlet is now a dwarf, Othello is a dark elf and Falstaff is a human. Grab a copy and enjoy this Monte Python-like mash up