Webb Hubbell is an award winning author who held executive positions in government and industry, including Associate Attorney General of the United States, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, Mayor of Little Rock, Ark., and Executive and Chief Counsel for a Washington-based commercial insurance company.
A prolific writer, Webb’s novel, When Men Betray (Beaufort Books, May 2014), is the first in a series of legal thrillers set in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., and Washington, DC. It was recently recognized as one of Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Winners. His second novel, Ginger Snaps (Beaufort Books, May 2015) was released to rave reviews, and won the prestigious IPPY Gold Medal for Suspense/thrillers. The series has continued to win national writing awards and popular acclaim including, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End. His latest in the series, Light of Day, will soon be published and available at local bookstores or at his website. The novels draw liberally from Webb’s own life, featuring recognizable personalities and locales from the Arkansas and Washington political scenes while exploring personal themes of friendship, race relations, betrayal, and redemption.
Webb’s previously published book is Friends in High Places, an autobiographical account of his rise at a young age through the Arkansas political system, it explores his personal successes and failures there and in Washington, D.C., as a member of President Bill Clinton’s administration.
He also writes a daily meditation at The Hubbell Pew, a personal blog he founded as a Lenten tradition in 2004.
Born in Little Rock in 1948, Webb earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1970 and a juris doctor degree with honors in 1973 from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He played football for Arkansas from 1965 to 1969. During his senior year, the Razorbacks were Southwest Conference co-champions and winners of the 1969 Sugar Bowl against undefeated University of Georgia. Despite a career ending injury Webb was drafted by the Chicago Bears.
Webb and his wife, Suzy, have four children and eight grandchildren and now lives in Charlotte, N.C.