Ben Hoene is an author screenwriter, director, actor, musician, and photographer. He was born September 5th, 1987 in Effingham, IL. Hoene's initial career goal was to be a music artist named The Haniac. His preferred genres were hip hop and EDM. His artist name is derived by his often mispronounced last name, Hoene(Hay-Nee). The name was given to him while performing a parody workout video project in high school to the 80's pop hit "Maniac" by Michael Sembello while wearing a shirt that said "Hoeneac" on it. Hoene still uses the nickname to this day.
Hoene is inspired by professional wrestling when it comes to character development for his characters. Stephen King, Flannery O'Connor, and S.E Hinton are major inspirations for his writing.