I am Hank Whitson. By day, I am a mild-mannered narrative designer working for 42 Entertainment. They have had me write advertising copy, fictional websites, universe bibles, scripts, slogans, and more. I have also designed everything from puzzles, to UI, to live events. At night, I write speculative fiction (mostly contemporary and urban fantasy). If you are looking for my resume, look no further!

Prior to my work at 42E, I attended the Georgia Institute of Technology. When it became apparent I would not be a brilliant media theorist or develop the next big disruptive technology, they 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 and criticism. 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 Atlanta, 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 my off-hours, I play games and consume fiction in every format available. Occasionally I’ll write about the things I consume. I also enjoy traveling, skiing, collecting masks, and cosplaying on an increasingly irresponsible budget. My idols and biggest influences are Lev Grossman, Pat Rothfuss, Jerry Holkins, Jim Butcher, and Joss Whedon. If you like their stuff, please give my stories and samples a quick read!

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