Thomas McGann is a native Long Islander, a graduate of Bishop Loughlin MHS and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Beside a military career that included a tour in Viet Nam, Tom has been involved in several businesses. He was the owner/operator of Maguire's Bayfront Restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire Island and Seasons Restaurants in both East Moriches and Speonk, NY. He was also the CEO of Seafarers Construction Company and a managing partner in Seafarers Investing Company that had vested interests in numerous business ventures. n addition, Tom spent ten years digging clams on the Great South Bay and was a house painter for another ten. Other stints included tending bar, waiting tables and driving trucks.
Tom’s passion is writing. He maintains two websites, www.thomasmcgann.com and www.theriddleofriddles.com. in support of his two novels, the YA fantasy, "The Riddle of Riddles," and the novel "Chance" about a motorcycle champion's violent encounter with a motorcycle gang. He is also the author of several plays, numerous short stories and essays and reams of poetry.
Tom wrote a political column for three years for the online magazine examiner.com and is an ongoing contributor to the Fire Island News.
Sailing, motorcycling and reading are his hobbies but family is his life.