H.G. Hawk had a troubled youth. He ran afoul of the law on numerous occasions. Throughout this tumultuous time in his life, his father stuck by him, always encouraging H.G. to do better and to get an education. When his father passed away, H. G. honored his wishes by putting himself through college, earning a B.A. in English from SUNY Empire State College. He writes what he knows, and he is determined to break stereotypes in literature and bring a positive message to his fans. He is currently working on his second novel while applying for graduate programs in writing.