What have we learned about D. R. HANEY?

Well, he likes to talk.  Even to himself.

The protagonist of Banned for Life is not the only character he’s written named Jason.

He’s an actor.  But unlike most actors, he’s not afraid to tell you what he really thinks about Johnny Depp.

He’s also a model.  For porn.  Child porn.

Sometimes his mind goes to dark places; he’s only human, after all.

He resisted the urge to commit murder.

He’s fascinated by Charles Manson.  Also punk rock.

And he’s the author of the first TNB Book, Subversia, a collection of his pieces on these pages, plus some great new material.  Buy it.  Read it.  Then, talk about it here.


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18 responses to “Featuring…D.R. Haney”

  1. Zara Potts says:

    Extraordinary collection.
    Duke Haney – your writing is superb.
    P.S I like the photo!

  2. Zara Potts says:

    Oh – and Duke of Url – ha ha ha!

  3. Zara Potts says:

    I think it looks like you are in some kind of wacky church.

  4. Matt says:

    About damn time!

  5. Jude says:

    Truly, positively, mystical photo of you Duke.

  6. Becky Palapala says:

    I really cannot express enough how much I approve of this “Duke of URL” pun.

    That’s a keeper.

    And Duke! Him too.

  7. Simon Smithson says:

    I second that notion of the ‘Duke of URL’ joke.

    And, of course, I salute the man who makes it possible, and his writing.

  8. Irene Zion says:


    I do know that you work long and hard on your writing, but paradoxically, it reads as if it just flowed straight from your brain to the page.
    You have a gift, Dukey.

  9. Irene Zion says:


    “Duke of URL” is really witty.
    Good work!

  10. Irene Zion says:

    I know that I’m not crazy.
    This whole thing disappeared for a short time,
    to be replaced by a Mr. Dust thing,
    but now it’s back.
    Maybe I did imagine it….

  11. Irene Zion says:

    Thanks, Becky!

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