Hugh Harris, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Virginia as a teenager, living in the Shenandoah Valley. Following service in the U.S. Army, Hugh earned a degree in Sociology at Bridgewater College, and an M.Div degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He served as a United Methodist pastor for a total of 46 years. Throughout his life he has been an artist, exhibiting and selling his paintings wherever he has lived. He is known for his nautical subjects and colorful interpretations. Since 2011 he has been a writer, publishing three novels in his Dinkel Island Series. A Change of Heart was released in 2013, Return of Bliss in 2014, and Secrets at Lighthouse Point in 2015. In 2017 he published his mother's biography, "When Love Prevails," and is working on his fourth novel in the Dinkel Island Series. He illustrated a tourist book titled, "Portrait of a Town: Cape Charles 1940-60" by Patricia Joyce Parsons. In 2015 he and his wife, Sharon, published a non-fiction book: NPH Journey into Dementia and Out Again--about her experience with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), which is now available in a second edition. Hugh also writes periodically on his blog site, dinkelislandsmalltalk.wordpress.com. The Harrises make their home in North Chesterfield, Virginia.
NASA veteran, Hugh Harris, examines the "Challenger" disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986, and what we’ve learned from it.