D. Michael Hardy is an American writer of fiction and poetry. He is the author of the poetry collections "The Ghosts of Us" and "Pain and Longing: Poetry and Photography" which was nominated for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay: Best Book by a Local Author in 2018. He studied Creative Writing at St Petersburg College and is currently pursuing his B.A. in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University.

Born in Maryland, he grew up in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, but has also lived in Los Angeles, California off and on over the years. 
When not writing, he can occasionally be found lurking in the shadows of The Castle and other haunts in Ybor City, or in the comforting aisles of the local bookstore. 

His influences include Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Bukowski, Joan Didion, Jerry Stahl, Jay McInerney, and Joe McGinniss Jr. He has written a screenplay and numerous short stories and poetry. His first novel will be published in 2023.

He currently resides in the suburbs north of Tampa, Florida.
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