HL Grandin grew up in the shadow of history near Mt. Vernon, Virginia. As a boy, he spent many hours exploring the hills, valleys and waterways throughout Virginia, which nurtured a deep appreciation for nature and its forces.
Educated in Virginia and France, HL has spent his career in healthcare, with a stint as proprietor/owner of a coffee and blues bar. He is a self-taught musician and was a drummer for several bands throughout high school and college. He currently entertains his wife and dog with his 12-string guitar. For the past 25 years, HL has lived on a small farm in western Maryland where he and his wife raised three daughters and a passel of critters.