About Me

You’d never guess from the site’s title, but I am Hank Whitson. By day, I design puzzles, games, and other interactive experiences for 42 Entertainment. They also have me write copy and fiction.

At night, I write speculative fiction (predominantly urban fantasy). My idols and biggest influences are Lev Grossman, Pat Rothfuss, Jerry Holkins, Jim Butcher, and Joss Whedon.  I play games board, card and video, read books comic and regular, and watch things on screens large and small. Occasionally I’ll write about the things I consume. I also enjoy traveling, skiing, collecting masks, and budget cosplay.

When it became apparent I would not be a brilliant media theorist or develop the next big disruptive technology, the Georgia Institute of Technology sent me back to California with a Masters Degree in Digital Media. That degree means many things to many people. For me, it is essentially a comparative literature degree filtered through the lens of video game design. While I was at Tech, I worked as a researcher and served as the entertainment editor for their award-winning school paper, The Technique.

Before heading to Georgia, I earned an English degree from University of California at Irvine, while learning the basics of Iaido and selling books for Barnes & Noble in my off time. In high school, I studied ballet to woo the woman of my dreams. We currently live in Burbank where we are owned by three black cats.

On the left sidebar you can find descriptions of my novels, several short stories, my contributions to nonfiction, and descriptions of my previous professional and academic endeavors. You can download my resume here.

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