Thursday, August 16, 2018

Featured Exhibitor: K Hanson


Author K Hanson takes his readers to far away places with captivating storylines and relatable characters. His thriller and fantasy novels tell stories of brave young heroines and the extraordinary cicumstances they find themselves in. His novels are the perfect gift for the bookworm in your life!



Who are you and what do you do?

I am K Hanson and I am an author of Thriller and Fantasy novels. Currently, I have two active series. My thriller series, including The Azrael Initiative and Morgan is Missing, focuses on modern issues, such as terrorism and human trafficking, and I hope to educate the reader a bit as I entertain them. My fantasy series, starting with Storm Raven, is about a sassy pirate captain named Nereyda who discovers a source of magical abilities. I’ve also started cooking up a dystopian urban fantasy series, but I’m a couple of years away from launching that.

What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?

I’m working on launching Morgan is Missing, the second book in my thriller series and editing the next book in my fantasy series. I’ve also started doing research for the third book in the thriller so that I can start drafting that soon. As a slow burning project, I’ve also started laying the groundwork for a new dystopian urban fantasy series as I work through a writing course that I am taking. Having three projects at various stages keeps me busy, but the variety is exciting!


What do your customers love most about your product(s)?

From what I’ve heard, I think people enjoy my characters the most. I strive to create well-rounded characters who behave realistically, even when they are in extraordinary circumstances. This makes them more relatable and representative of what real people might do.

What’s your favorite item that you sell?

Don’t tell my other series, but I think I have a soft spot for Storm Raven. The main character, Nereyda, is my favorite character that I’ve created. It is incredibly fun to write a sassy, badass pirate captain.

How did you get started in your business?

I’ve had story ideas in my head for years and, one day, I just decided it was time to write them down. So, I read some books on writing novel and got started. I found that I really enjoyed creating worlds and characters, then taking them on adventures. As I’ve actually written my books, the stories have improved and evolved, but it is very satisfying to finally turn abstract concepts into something concrete that people can experience.


How does the city you live in influence your work?

My home city of Sioux Falls is a major influence in my work. The main character of my thriller series is from Sioux Falls, while her best friend is from Minneapolis. My upcoming dystopian urban fantasy series will also be set in Sioux Falls. Outside of the stories themselves, I’ve become involved in a blossoming writing community here in Sioux Falls, and that has really helped me grow as a writer.

Where did your business name come from? Is there an interesting story behind it?

My full name is Erik Hanson. However, my best friend since middle school and my roommate in college is named Eric Hanson. In fact, we also share the same middle name. Because of the single letter difference in our names, our friends call me “K” and him “C”. Since it was already a nickname, I figured I would just roll with it for my pen name.



Check out more of Erik's work online, and be sure to stop by his booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 2-4, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

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