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A writer of both fiction and non-fiction, Hawkins has been honing his craft for over fifty years. Although novels and short stories are his preferred métier, he has written a non-fiction, adventure travel book titled, A Bicycle Journey to the Bottom of the Americas, recounting his three and a half year, 17,500-mile bicycle adventure from Alaska to the tip of South America, available from iUniverse, Apple Bookstore or Amazon or in either paperback or eBook versions.
In the Irish Goodbye, his latest fiction offering, Hawkins has drawn heavily on his youth growing up in Albany, New York, an Irish-Democratic stronghold where machine boss Dan O’Connell ruled for over twenty-five years. This bittersweet coming-of-age tale harkens back to the mean streets of Albany so eloquently penned by William Kennedy. The protagonist, Brian Reilly, maturing from childhood to adolescence, passes through a tumultuous period of disillusionment, betrayal, and finally redemption. His beliefs and trust are reaffirmed by a crippled outcast who saves his life and teaches him to look below the surface of things. Overcoming multiple losses and setbacks Brian achieves manhood.
When not writing or rewriting novels and short stories, George swims in the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, California where he also enjoys hiking or biking in the nearby coastal mountains. Of course, he is a voracious reader.