D. Michael Hardy is a writer of contemporary fiction and poetry. He was born in Maryland, but at a young age moved with his family to the Tampa Bay area of Florida, where he developed an affinity for all things macabre and discovered all too quickly that summertime is best spent indoors. He has also lived in Los Angeles, California off and on over the years, and considers it a second home. Perhaps one day you'll find him living somewhere in the Hollywood Hills, or in an old haunted house in Savannah, Georgia, a city he fell in love with some years ago and frequents often.
D studied Creative Writing at St Petersburg College, and is currently pursuing his B.A. in Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. 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, Jerry Stahl, Jay McInerney, and Joe McGinniss Jr. He has written a screenplay and numerous short stories and poetry, and is currently working on finishing his first novel and a second book of poetry.
"Sometimes writing can take you to such dark places it can be nearly impossible to come back from; a part of you is left there, in the words you've bled onto paper, in the emotions you've let loose upon the page, and eventually, the world." - D. Michael Hardy