Yes, Michael H. Hanson is an author…horror author for the most part. But what thrills me the most about having Michael stop in for an interview is that he is also a published poet, with two volumes of poetry out there: AUTUMN BLUSH and JUBILANT WHISPERS. I’m a big fan of poetry so this, to me at least, is a big deal. He is also the creator of the Sha’daa (go click, I’ll wait) dark fantasy/horror anthology series. Michael is also the Founder of the international writers club, THE FICTIONEERS, a non-profit organization created in 2007 to encourage the writing of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, and the creative interaction of fledgling writers with more experienced professionals. The Fictioneers is loosely modeled after those fun children’s clubs of mid-20th Century radio fame (Captain Midnight, Little Orphan Annie, etc.).
PAS: What did you want to be when you grew up?
MHH: Scuba Diver, Astronaut, or Heart Surgeon.
PAS: Are you there yet?
MHH: Not even close.
PAS: If you could talk to the 15-year-old Michael for five minutes, what would you tell yourself?
MHH: Get a Bachelor or Masters degree in a practical field (maybe Accounting, or Culinary Chef) that will guarantee you a good job after college graduation, and save you from well over a decade of student loan debt slavery. You can still write screenplays, short stories, and poems during lunch hours, the evening, and on weekends.
PAS: What is your least favorite word?
PAS: Is there a voice inside your head?
MHH: Yes, of course.
PAS: Can it sing?
MHH: Nope. It is more into composition than performance.