Born in Butler, Pa., to Henry J. and Catherine L. (Heasley) LeGrand Jr. I was named Henry J. LeGrand lll -- but Hank is what I am mostly known by. I grew up out in the country along with six sisters and two brothers. Stories were a big part of my life growing - up and, with that many siblings there was never a shortage of imaginative-storytelling, book readings, or just simply being an avid listener. Every day was a wonderful learning experience with my family, and an experience that will stay in my head and heart forever I attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Herman, Pa. then went on to the local high school. I enlisted in the military in 1969, and was honourably discharged in 1971 from the United States Army's infantry division. I'm a Vietnam Veteran and was awarded two Bronze Stars.
I’ve always had room in my head for daydreaming--actually a lot of room. I’ve had two of my children’s stories—Paddle Tail and Paddle Tail’s First Winter Adventure-- published in print and presently have three titles—Under The Wishing Well, Toboggan Wax and Little Moe’s Christmas--listed in the Amazon Shorts Program in e-book form. My first novel titled, Rampage, is published in paperback and in e-book form at www.writewordsinc.com
I enjoy seeing my thoughts take form on paper, and I get a great deal of satisfaction inventing all the different characters. But, the best part of writing--to me—is watching in amazement as the characters begin to emerge as they are blended into the story.
Interests: inventing, drawing, and especially writing fiction stories for children and Y/A.