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Shane Hawk

He still resides in San Diego after being born and raised there with his awesome brother.

He’s a 90s kid. Grew up with all the Goosebumps and horror anthology shows he could handle. “Life is too short” is always in the back of his mind. After spending a decade or so depressed, he’s nothing but optimistic and excited for what’s to come. Outside of the fiction world, he really digs lifting weights, traveling, referencing obscure movies, cooking, and exploring his other creative outlets, such as songwriting, playing guitar, and singing.

Bio for Publication Use

Shane Hawk debuted with his Indigenous horror collection, Anoka, in October 2020 via his Black Hills Press imprint, signing with a literary agent shortly afterward. His Arapaho story, The Night Woman, will appear in Native Reality Press’ A Howl in late 2021. Hawk’s next endeavor will be co-editing Never Whistle At Night—an Indigenous dark fiction anthology out in 2023 from Penguin Random House. He lives in San Diego, California with his beautiful fiancée. Learn more about him by visiting shanehawk.com.

Author Timeline

Obtained bachelor degree, contemplated writing a short story collection, entered the teaching credential program, put the collection idea on the back burner

Actually wrote a short story collection, lost 5 stories but whatever. Self-published Anoka with no experience on Oct 26th, hustled it online

Signed a contract with a literary agent, what the?!

Howls from Hell published which includes his short story, “She’s Taken Away.” Grady Hendrix wrote its foreword and the anthology received blurbs from Stephen Graham Jones, Laurel Hightower, Cina Pelayo, and others

Included in A Howl, a comic book anthology exclusive to Indigenous creatives, thanks to it reaching the $60,000 tier on Kickstarter. Publishes late 2021

Announced Penguin Random Houses’ acquisition of Never Whistle At Night, a dark fiction anthology exclusive to Indigenous creatives, edited by him and Ted Van Alst. Publishes late 2023.

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