Craig Hansen wrote his first published short story, a SF tale, “The S.S. Nova,” when he was fourteen, published in the Minnesota Writers in the Schools COMPAS program’s 1981 anthology of student writing, When It Grows Up, You Say Goodbye To It. As a result, he decided to dedicate himself to writing.
Hansen earned two degrees at Minnesota State University at Mankato under the mentorship of young adult novelist Terry Davis. In the years that followed, Hansen worked a variety of jobs, including five years in journalism in northwestern Wisconsin, where he earned several statewide awards for his writing and editing.
His work has appeared in the Meadowbrook Press anthology, Girls to the Rescue, Book 1, as well as the true crime journal, Ripper Notes, in volume 28.
His first novel, Most Likely, originally written as the creative thesis for his master’s degree in 1992, was released in May 2011. Shada, the first installment of the Ember Cole series of young adult paranormal suspense books, was published in September 2011. Under Contract followed in the spring of 2012. The Devohrah Initiative appeared in August 2013. Nice Girl Like You appeared in June 2014, and Spoiled in September 2014. Rotten and The Woodsman were both released in October 2014. Ripe was released in February 2015.
In April 2015, he contributed his original novella, Fireweed Trail, as a launch title for KindleWorlds, making the book an Amazon-exclusive title, and a version of this tale now permanently out-of-print. Spoiled Rotten, a mild revision to his trilogy of the same name, Spoiled, Rotten, and Ripe, made its first appearance in April 2016. Lies My Parents Told Me, as well as two forthcoming follow-up titles, Lies I Tell Myself and Lies We All Believe, mark Hansen’s latest releases and his first major releases following a nearly-fatal stroke suffered in June 2015.
Hansen remains hard at work on several other projects that will be announced when they are close to release, on his author website.
Hansen lives in Oregon with his wife, a dog, two cats, and, until recently, his 96-year-old father, a World War II veteran, who passed in December 2018.
Craig’s interests include the music of Johnny Cash, reading the novels of other independent authors, blogging, and the study of Messianic theology.
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He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.