Hank Schwaeble is a thriller writer and attorney in Houston, Texas.  His first novel, Damnable, is being published by Penguin/Putnam in September 2009 under their Jove imprint.


Hank's first short story, "Mugwumps," appeared in the anthology Alone on the Darkside in 2006.  In 2007, he won a Bram Stoker Award for the anthology Five Strokes to Midnight, which he co-edited with Gary Braunbeck and which included three of his short stories.  The book was highly regarded, winning two Bram Stoker Awards and a World Fantasy Award nomination.


A graduate of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt Law School, Hank is also a former Air Force officer and special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.  He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force Special Investigations Academy, graduated first in his class from the Defense Language Institute's Japanese Language Course, and was an editor of the law review at Vanderbilt where he won four American Jurisprudence Awards.


Hank is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers Association.  In addition to reading and writing, Hank enjoys keeping in shape and playing guitar.  He is currently working on his next novel.