He has published several books including his Lillian Smith Book Award-winning novel Almost Family. He has written articles for the New York Times and the Mobile Press-Register. After receiving his baccalaureate degree in English in 1975, he moved to New New York
He has lived Manhattan and Brooklyn for twenty years.
He and his family live in Fairhope. Hoffman began his writing career from younger age.
He contributed to his high school literary magazine. During the study at Tulane University, he also wrote for the college newspaper.
He has worked for New York Magazine and W National Educational Television-13 public television station.
He has also worked for then-Governor Mario M. Cuomo. He has also written articles and book reviews. He has published his first book Almost Family in 1983.
His second book was a novel.
He has also published a collection of essays.