This is Hula Ink

Our Books

Cat Tales, Nightmares, New Legends of Hawaii, Philosophy and Wisdom … Hula Ink has begun publishing books: You can read the Cat Tales and other stories now as e-books, and later this year we will be ready to launch “Do Cats Have Souls?” and “The Art of Worldly Wisdom.”

Our Videos

We at Hula Ink believe that videos can be as powerful as books in transporting stories. On Vimeo and YouTube, we have begun publishing videobooks – The Art of Worldly Wisdom, Cat Tales, Nightmares, the New Legends of Hawaii, and more.

Grumpy Old Writer

Grumpy Old Writer is the face of Hula Ink – he is E.T. Hansen and is active on a number of social media channels. He also podcasts – Writing Rules is about the art of storytelling and My Very Last Life is E.T. Hansen’s personal and brutally honest look at his own life. 

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One day I saw that my cat Miko

had grown old and would soon die.

Do Cats Have Souls?

Cats, Hawai’i, Philosophy and More

We Publish Books

From heart-warming Cat Tales to disturbingly dark Nightmares, from New Legends of Hawai’i to books on philosophy, life and striving for success –

Hula Ink publishes a range title short and long, fiction and non-ficiton, that reflect the interests of our authors (currently, our authors are mainly E.T. Hansen, but we are working on more).

Explore our titles, our series and our upcoming projects – including political commentary and books for kids.

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Know, as you set out in this life to achieve,

that more will be demanded of you

than of any generation gone before.

Gracian’s The Art of Worldly Wisdom

Videobooks and Videocasts

We Publish Videos

We at Hula ink believe that literature should be heard as well as seen. So we invented the video book! (Not really, I’m sure the idea was already out there.)

A video book is like an audiobook, but you watch it (or you can listen to it) on Vimeo.

From heart-warming Cat Tales to disturbingly dark Nightmares, from New Legends of Hawai’i to books on philosophy, life and striving for success –

Hula Ink publishes a range title short and long, fiction and non-fiction, that reflect the interests of our authors (currently, our authors are mainly E.T. Hansen, but we are working on more).

Explore our titles, our series and our upcoming projects – including political commentary and books for kids.

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Everything I learned about love,

I learned from a cat named Casanova.

A Cat Named Casanova

Coming Soon

The Book

It’s a question every cat owner asks when a beloved pet and friend dies – Why do I miss her so much? She was only a pet … or was she more than that? “Do Cats Have Souls?”, out later this year, takes a look at the soul and asks: Do humans and cats share this one thing in common – a soul?

Out Now

The Cat Tales

Cat ghosts, cat love, cat horror, cat legend, cats an their humans … Included in “Do Cats Have Souls?” are 12 Cat Tales. But you don’t have to wait for the book for these … Every month, we will publish on of these Cat Tales as an e-book on Amazon and as a videobook on Vimeo.

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There are others out there like yourself,

who try to do good. They need your help,

your wisdom, your encouragement.

The Purring of the Witch

The Thoughtfully Modernized Edition

The Art of Worldly Wisdom

This book changed my life – and it can change yours.

Gracian’s “The Art of Worldly Wisdom” is one of the world’s first self-help book, written 400 years ago and every word remains true today.

Because I believe everyone should have access to this book, I carefully and thoughtfully modernized the language and recorded all 300 chapters in free videos on Vimeo.com. In addition, I recorded commentary for each chapter and will publish the printed edition later in 2021.

If you read one chapter of this book every morning. It will change your life.

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I met death for the first time

in a small German town called Krefeld.

Losing My Religion

Grumpy Old Writer’s

Writing Rules

As a teacher and coach of Creative Writing in Berlin, E.T. Hansen often stumbles accross “Rules of Writing” – lists of ten rules or so that established writers pass on to beginners.

In this video series, Grumpy Old Writer takes random rules by random writers and talks about them and his experiences writing. The video series is on YouTube (short version) and Vimeo (long version).

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Writing is a sacred act.

Writing Rules

The Grumpy Podcast

My Very Last Life

Grumpy’s most personal of podcasts – 

After turning 60, he looks back upon his life and decides to start over – he’s got another 20 good years, that is enough to live an entire … but how?

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When I turned 60, I realized I had 20

years left – that’s enough for one last life.

My Very Last Life – The Podcast

Videobooks and Videocasts

We Publish For Kids

A crazy uncle … a mysterious boy in the woods … ancient puzzles and the wisdom they hold – or do they? And nonsense that purports to be the Truth … and maybe it is.

Hula Ink is busy preparing a whole slew of videos and books for kids (and, secretly, for adults at the same time). Stay tuned!

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Abby was so unhappy

she carried a sheet of paper around

with a list of reasons for being unhappy.

The Boy in the Woods

Welcome to the Grumpyverse