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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 & Longing: Poetry and Photography which was nominated for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay: Best Book by a Local Author in 2018. His work has been published in Fiction on the Web, Medium, and One Story. He studied creative writing at St Petersburg College and has a B.A. in Creative Writing and English from 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.
D. Michael's influences include Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Bukowski, and Jay McInerney. He has written a screenplay and numerous short stories and poetry. He currently resides in the suburbs north of Tampa, Florida.
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