Hank Garfield is originally from Philadelphia but moved with his family to Blue Hill, Maine at the age of ten. His first writing job was as a part-time reporter for the Ellsworth bureau of the Bangor Daily News. In 1983, he moved to Southern California, where he remained until relocating to Belfast in 1999. He has been a Bangor resident since 2006, living within walking distance of downtown.
Hank decided to give up owning cars when he began teaching at the University of Maine and discovered that he could get to work easily by bus and/or bicycle. He is an amateur musician and can be found occasionally at open mic nights in and around Bangor. He is a great-great grandson of James A. Garfield, the last U.S. president born in a log cabin.
Hank’s writing has appeared in San Diego Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Downeast, Bangor Metro, and many other magazines and newspapers. He is the author of five published novels, and is currently seeking a publisher for his recently-completed novel, A Sprauling Family Saga.