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.

Where to find Hank Quense online


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Videos

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

Series

Princess Moxie
Moxie is a whiny teenage princess who has never been out of her father's castle. On the outside, she discovers life is very different than it is inside. A different coming-of-age story.

Moxie's Problem

Price: $2.99 USD.

Moxie's Decision

Price: $2.99 USD.

Queen Moxie

Price: $2.99 USD.
Fiction Writing Guides
Need help with your fiction writing?These books will help you improve your stories.

Creating Stories

Price: $4.49 USD.
Self-publishing Guides
The books in this series will help you get your book published. It will help you market it and it will protect your from scammers.

Business Basics for Authors

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Gongeblazn: Book 7 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,010. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Gongeblazn is jailed through an inspired bit of treachery. Eventually he escapes, steals a ship and turns to space piracy. On his travels, he comes across Sam, now a stew-bot for a cruise line and Klatze, now a fleet commodore. Gongeblazn makes one last attempt to pay back Klatze for refusing to have sex with him. Will Gongeblazn succeed this time?
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
Klatze: Book 6 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,250. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Klatze’s a low-ranking naval officer in the zaftan navy. She’s determined to win advancement through talent and ability rather than the traditional method of assassination. Beautiful, she comes to the attention of the fleet commodore, Gongeblazn. After she refuses to have sex with him, Gongeblazn’s lust turns to thoughts of vengeance. Can Klatze survive the attacks of a crazed assassin?
Sam: Book 5 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: Free! Words: 42,280. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three hundred years later: Sam is an new type android, one with an organic brain. Assigned as an ensign on a Gundy battle cruiser, she is disturbed to realize she can experience emotions. Her primary emotion is loneliness until Slash 9, the ship’s main computer, befriends her. Can an android and a computer experience love? How about marriage and sex? While battling a zaftan fleet?
Convolution: Book 4 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Four high-ranking ministers are dispatched to the rural area. Two are intent on achieving peace and two have other agendas. They arrive just in time to observe a crucial confrontation between MacDrakin’s forces and the aliens. Despite their technological edge, the zaftans are routed in unusual circumstances and flee the planet, leaving behind robots, weapons and mining vehicles. Now wh
Combat: Book 3 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Enraged by the loss of valuable robots, the zaftans protest to the government officials who send a telegram to the local constable ordering her to protect the robots. The constable can only watch as MacDrakin, after destroying a second robot, gathers warriors and declares war on the aliens and their machines. Can the aliens be defeated?
Confusion: Book 2 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The zaftans deploy robotic explorers to search for minerals. The robots trespass on private property and also destroy some property. A local gem miner, MacDrakin, uses his battle axe to destroy one trespassing robot. More robots are destroyed by yuk chieftain after the machines survey his tribal lands Uh-oh! This isn't going the way it was planned.
Contact: Book 1 of the Zaftan Troubles
Price: Free! Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
An alien mining ship discovers a planet loaded with rare earth minerals. The aliens, known as zaftans, plan to fill their ship with the mined minerals. Unfortunately, the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings. But what could possibly go wrong with a simple mining operation on a planet with primitive natives?
Queen Moxie
Series: Princess Moxie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,710. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Moxie’s adventures continue. This time she’s the Queen and her reign is threatened. A tribe of savage Picts have migrated from up north and settled outside her borders. Then there are the forests fairies. Their king, Oberon, claims a vast chunk of her land. In addition, Moxie’s ten-year-old daughter, decides she doesn’t want to be the next Queen. What’s a Queen to do with all these problems?
Creating Stories
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 32,670. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Do you have a story in you? Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three creating stories processes: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two.
Complete Self-publishing Guides
Series: Self-publishing Guides. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 53,720. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Home-based businesses
Self-publishing is a complicated process and much of the information found on the web is inaccurate or incorrect. This set of books de-mystifies the process. Besides describing a process to publish your book, you’ll learn how to market it and how to deal with the business side of being an author.
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.
Moxie's Decision
Series: Princess Moxie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,430. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A fantasy coming-of-age story that is decidedly different than the usual ones. This adventure story is filled with memorable characters, satire and humor. What more can a reader wish for? The story takes place against a backdrop of Camelot, but this Camelot is in a parallel universe. So don't expect the usual stories and tales. Ain't gonna happen.
Planning a Novel, Script or Memoir
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. 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.
Moxie's Problem
Series: Princess Moxie. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Do you like fantasy coming-of-age stories? You won’t find one more unusual or more humorous than Moxie’s Problem. Moxie is an obnoxious, teenage princess who has led a sheltered life. Until now. She struggles to come to grips with reality. This fantasy comedy takes place against a backdrop of Camelot. But it’s a Camelot in a parallel universe.
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.
Business Basics for Authors
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Publishing business
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
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
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
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,590. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
(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
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?
Self-publishing Guides: Manage Your Self-publishing Project
Series: Self-publishing Guides, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
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.
Manage Your Story Design Project
Series: Fiction Writing Guides. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Tales From Gundarland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,740. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
This fantasy comedy book is filled with laughter and laughter is like free health insurance. This book has eight fantasy adventures. All are new stories and are filled with memorable characters.

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