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Want to learn more about me? Check out these interviews and articles!

Enjoy a fun chat with Death himself in this interview by author DB Rook. Learn about Grim’s favorite place, favorite moment, and favorite weapon.
Read it here > (July 8th, 2024)

This was a fun story! Read the hilarious true story behind my character Alvin Bureaucracy, the frustratingly unhelpful demon in Death and the Taxman (and the villain in my short story “Hell’s Bureaucracy”). The tale involves my kid, a sword, and a tutu. Yes, you read that right.
Read it here > (June 26th, 2024)

Bwahaha! The mysterious writer, blogger, and musician known only as bookmarkedone and I had a very silly, very fun interview about ducks, Death, and daughters (and practically everything in between).
Read it here > (May 30th, 2024)

Interested in running a Kickstarter? Listen to this podcast! I joined Liz Bullard again and we dove deep into my Death and the Taxman Kickstarter. Listen here > (May 27th, 2024)

I joined the Indie SFF Author Showcase for a quick pitch of Death and the Taxman. Check it out and perhaps find some new books to read.
On YouTube here > (May 20th, 2024)

I joined authors Steven D. Nickell, DB Rook, and Justin Doyle for a fun SPFBOX interview (that’s The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 10, which is an awesome contest for novels). We chat about our books, and what brought us to SPFBOX).
On YouTube here > (May 19th, 2024)

The Book and Beverage Review gave Death and the Taxman a fantastic review! Thank you so very much! Watch the review here > (May 10th, 2024)

This interview was different. Fantastic. A deep dive into my origin story and how I transitioned from Army Logistics Officer to Award-Winning Author. Watch the Forty Drinks Podcast interview here > (Apr 24th, 2024)

Watch the LIVE (well, the recording of it) Book Launch Party for Death and the Taxman! The kind folks over at Cursed Dragon Ship Publishing hosted me and we had a rousing good time!
Watch the the interview here >
(Apr 15th, 2024 – Tax Day, of course)

Tyler Tarter’s podcast Readers that Write took me on a deep dive behind the inspirations for my stories. Watch the the interview here > (Apr 17th, 2024)

This interview with Connected Conversations for Creatives ran the full gambit: talking about Death and the Taxman, Kickstarter, short stories, and more. But most importantly, we talked about the writing communities that make this lonely profession so much fuller. Special shoutout to the Wulf Pack Writers, DreamCasters, and Superstars Writing Seminars. Watch the the interview here > (Mar 27th, 2024)

I joined Joe Montaldo once again, but this time on his new show The Author’s Quill where we chatted about Death and the Taxman (and dropped a few spoilers about upcoming projects) with an audience of 1.49 MILLION listeners. Watch the the interview here > (Mar 23rd, 2024)

Author interview of David Hankins by The Narrative Ink
Colton Iverson of The Narrative Ink and I met at the Life, the Universe, and Everything Symposium (LTUE) after my fedora caught his eye. In this interview, we chat about advice for new writers, Wulf Moon’s How to Write a Howling Good Story (writers: you NEED this book. Order it here >), and my fedora shopping habits. I…may have an impulse control problem when it comes to fedoras. Watch the interview here > (Mar 15th, 2024)

An online reading and interview with Writers of the Future winners David Hankins, Elaine Midcoh, Jason Palmatier, and TJ Knight.
Want to hear me read the opening section of my multiple-award-winning short story “Death and the Taxman”? This is the interview for you! I joined my fellow Writers of the Future winners for a reading and Q&A session with Space Cowboy Books. Watch it here > (Feb 27th, 2024)

Writers of the Future Panel with David Hankins, Elaine Midcoh, Jason Palmatier, TJ Knight, and Sarah Morrison
A truly delightful virtual Writers of the Future panel with Schuler Books. I chatted with fellow winners Elaine Midcoh, TJ Knight, Jason Palmatier, and Sarah Morrison about the WotF contest, writing and illustration craft, and we all dropped hints about upcoming projects.
Click here > to watch the interview. (Jan 18th, 2024)

Horror Tree interview with David Hankins: Kickstarting Death and the Taxman
Kickstarting Death and the Taxman! I joined Angelique Fawns again for another interview with Horror Tree. We discussed my how I prepped my first Kickstarter for my debut novel Death and the Taxman. Read it here > (Sep 5th, 2024)

Writers of the Future interview with author David Hankins and illustrator Sarah Morrison
How do you turn an award-winning short story into a novel? Find out this deep-dive interview with John Goodwin and the Writers of the Future Podcast. Award-winning illustrator Sarah Morrison (my partner-in-crime for the Death and the Taxman Kickstarter) and I discuss the ins-and-outs of writing, illustration, and publishing via Kickstarter. Listen to it here > or on your favorite podcast platform. (Aug 14th, 2023)

Recorded in after the Writers of the Future Volume 39 gala in Hollywood, I joined fellow winners Sam Parr, TJ Knight, and Spencer Sekulin to discuss the contest and what it means to us.
Listen to it here > or on your favorite podcast platform. (Aug 18th, 2023)

Liz Bullard of eReads Podcast was so much fun to chat with! Her first question: “If your stories were an animal, what would they be?”
“A rat,” I said. And it’s true.
Click here > to watch the interview or listen on your favorite podcast platform. (Aug 7th, 2023)

Joe Montaldo welcomed me back to United Public Radio. We chatted about all kinds of crazy stuff. But the craziest part is something Joe didn’t even see. We had some wifi problems at the beginning, and he abruptly dropped off. I was suddenly alone on live TV. With millions of viewers.
Not knowing what else to do while Joe got his connection back up, I started reading “Death and the Taxman” to the viewers. Jump to the 10 minute mark to join in the fun! We had a great interview once the connections settled down. (Jun 28th, 2023)

Chatting with Sherri! We chatted about Superstars Writing Seminars, Writers of the Future, living in Europe, favorite books, and more. (Jun 15th, 2023)

Read Me A Nightmare: I read my story “The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward” and we discussed Writers of the Future, military life, and strategies for success. (May 3rd, 2023)

Interview with Joe Montaldo of United Public Radio. We had fun talking about Writers and Illustrators of the Future, my 24hr Story, movies vs books (the book is ALWAYS better), and so much more. (Apr 19th, 2023)

David Hankins and Karson Lacy on the TROI Podcast, February 17th 2023
TROI Podcast: We discussed Writers of the Future and how I went from enthusiastic amateur to award-winning author in 18 months. (Feb 17th, 2023)

An interview with David Hankins, "A Writer of the Future Winner Spills His Secrets. The Horror Tree. August 31st, 2023.
Horror Tree: We discussed my writing process, the Wulf Pack Writers, and what it was like to get the call that I’d won Writers of the Future. (Aug 31st, 2022)

Bettendorf writer David Hankins places in international fantasy, science fiction short story contest. Quad City Times, September 8th, 2022.
Quad City Times: True Story
My first interview after winning Writers of the Future. (Sep 8th, 2022)