F. Martin Harmon

A veteran journalist with 43 years of writing experience, F. Martin Harmon was most recently public relations director at Georgia’s Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. For 13 years he handled communications for the historic facility founded by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1927.

Previously a sports writer at two Tennessee daily newspapers (Johnson City Press Chronicle and Nashville Banner) and sports information director at three Division I southern universities (Austin Peay State in Tennessee, Nicholls State in Louisiana, and Georgia State in Atlanta), Harmon was recipient of 16 state or national awards while at Roosevelt Warm Springs, including the 2009 Georgia Governor's Tourism Award.

Now retired from state service, he resides with his wife, Sharon, in Senoia, Ga., where he pursues free lance writing opportunities for local magazines and corporate publications. The author of a fictional novelette in 2000, Miracle at Manassas, he is more recently the author of two non-fiction books slated for publication in 2014: The Warm Springs Story: Legacy & Legend, a 200-year history of FDR’s Warm Springs, and Charles “Lefty” Driesell: A Basketball Legend, the first biography of legendary college coach Charles “Lefty” Driesell.

In addition to enjoying time with his wife, Sharon, his two sons, a graphic designer and a senior insurance claims representative, and their families (especially his four grandchildren), Harmon is an avid sports fan, reader of American history, and travel photographer, as evidenced by this website.

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