Hank Quense

Biography

I write humorous fantasy and science fiction along with an occasional article on fiction writing. I live with wife Pat in Bergenfield, NJ. We have two daughters and five grandchildren.
To date, I have over three dozen stories and articles published. My novel Fool's Gold is a sci-fi retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth. Tunnel Vision, a collection of twenty previously published stories is available in ebook and print formats. I'm working on a trilogy that is a blend of fantasy and science fiction, another collection of stories and a fantasy novel and a non-fiction book on self-marketing for authors.
My nonfiction work includes a ebook on fiction writing: Build A Better Story.

Where to find Hank Quense online


Where to buy in print


Books

Business Basics for Authors
By Hank Quense
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
If you’ve published a book, you now own a business. This book contain insights and advice on how to run that business.
Self-publishing Guides: Self-publishing a Book
By Hank Quense
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,490. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Uploading files to a  packager isn't the entire scope of work. That's actually the easiest task, but there are many more necessary tasks to be done..  This book explains the entire self-publishing process.  It breaks up the publishing process into four timeframes starting four months before the availability date. This spreads the workload into easy-to-manage chunks.
Self-Publishing Guides: Marketing Plans for Self-published Books
By Hank Quense
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,540. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Publishing a book is only part of work. The marketing work also has to be done. That's the part most authors don’t understand or like. This book can help.
Wotan's Dilemma
By Hank Quense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
This is a retelling of the ancient Rhinegold myth. In it, Brunnhilde, a Valkyrie, searches for an understanding of mortal love and hopes someday to experience it.
Self-publishing Guides: Manage Your Self-publishing Project
By Hank Quense
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Self-publishing a book is a complicated process that unfolds over a period of months. This ebook explains and manages that process. Using a project management approach, the ebook lays out the entire process in an understandable format.
Story Design Forms
By Hank Quense
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This ebook contains forms on Setting, Character Building, Plot and Scene Design. There is a blank copy that be duplicated and/or modified for your own use. There is also a second copy. This one is either filled out as an example or is annotated. These forms can be used to focus the writer's creativity.
Manage Your Story Design Project
By Hank Quense
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Manage Your Story Design Project gives you an innovative way to control the development of a work of fiction. It uses mind maps to provide a graphical layout that allows a simple visual representation of complex ideas. It provides an easy method to monitor story development using a proven story design process.
Falstaff's Big Gamble
By Hank Quense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This novel is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare. It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays, Hamlet and Othello, and recasts them in Gundarland. There, Hamlet becomes a dwarf and Othello a dark elf. These two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus. Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff
Zaftan Miscreants
By Hank Quense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,070. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction
Two very different cultures clash in outer space. One, the gundies, is composed of humans, dwarfs, elves and other fantasy creatures. The second, the zaftans, are huge, nasty and belligerent aliens. Against this backdrop, the two main characters, different from everyone around them, struggle to survive because their uniqueness causes their environments to become decidedly hostile.
Mini-Collection
By Hank Quense
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 21,900. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Download an hour of solid entertainment! Three of my best short stories available now in one download. The previously published stories include: Saving the Shore, Lucy in Love and Sponsored By ... Enjoy some laughs with two humorous fantasy story and one satiric Scifi story.
The Strange Worlds of Hank Quense
By Hank Quense
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
I've created two strange worlds for my characters to romp around in. Gundarland is inhabited by humans, elves, dwarfs and other fantasy creatures. Zaftan 31B is the home world of a race of nasty, snarly and foul-smelling aliens known as Zaftans, naturally. This ebook provides a tongue-in-cheek look at these worlds. Check it out!
Zaftan Entrepreneurs
By Hank Quense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,570. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Fiction
Tired of reading scifi and fantasy stories that take themselves too seriously?  Zaftan Entrepreneurs is a unique First Contact story; it is part adventure and part corporate and political satire spiced with comic relief.  Here, you'll find nasty, snarly aliens, fantasy creatures, humans, romance, magic, and incompetent politicians and feuding bureaucracies.  What more could readers ask for?
Build a Better Story
By Hank Quense
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 26,650. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
Have a story that needs to be told? Here's the best way to go about doing it. The book describes a process that eases the work involved in developing a story. This reduces the time spent in reworking flawed and imperfect drafts. Following the process allows more time to be spent on the creative activities and shortens the time spent on less creative work.
Tales From Gundarland
By Hank Quense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,680. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Laughter is like free health insurance: you can't get too much of it. It's filled with delightful entertainment. Without commercial interruption! There are six short stories and two novellas in here. All are new works. You'll meet some of Shakespeare's most famous characters, a warrior-cook, vigilantes, and beautiful, lusty princesses to mention a few of the memorable characters in the stories

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Smashwords book reviews by Hank Quense

  • Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition on Jan. 13, 2013
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    Here is an unusual book on fiction writing by my friend and fellow author, Mary Deal: Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I, 2nd Edition. It's full of writing help. The tips are good ones and cover material that you don't see in fiction writing books. It's especially ideal for new writers, but also for writers who occasionally need some clarification in grammar and composition. It is also useful for those who are thinking of trying their hand at writing fiction: it will give them an excellent feel for what to expect and what not to expect.