Hank Herman is an award-winning humor and kids fiction writer. His most recent book, Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent Into College Application Hell, was published by Da Capo Press. Prior to that, Herman was best known for Super Hoops, his prize-winning series of 15 basketball novels for kids (Bantam Doubleday Dell). His other books for the juvenile market include Spin A Sport, a collection of sports stories and games (Innovative Kids), and Marked Man And Other Soccer Stories (Roxbury Park/Lowell House).
“The Home Team,” Herman’s humor column in the Westport News, has taken several top honors from both the New England Press Association and the Connecticut Press Club. His blog, “Beagle Man,” appears on the Hearst Connecticut Media Group platform:
His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, FamilyFun, Parenting, and Ladies’ Home Journal.
Herman teaches writing at Trinity College’s Academy of Lifelong Learning, the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, Norwalk Community College, and the Millrace Bookshop (Farmington, CT). He has made more than 40 visits to elementary schools to give workshops on writing.
Herman served as Editor-in-Chief of Health Magazine from 1980 to 1988, and was also the health correspondent for 1010 WINS Radio, the most-listened-to station in the country. Prior to his tenure at Health, Herman was a travel writer and editor.
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Herman is a devoted sports enthusiast who currently runs, cycles, skis, kayaks, and plays golf on a regular basis.
He and his wife Carol, an advertising and marketing consultant, live in Westport, Connecticut. They have three sons – Matt (31), Greg (28), and Robby (19), and a beagle named Ricky.