Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, D.W. Gillespie has been daydreaming for as long as he can remember. His first short story was in second grade, and it involved (unsurprisingly) monsters wreaking havoc on some unsuspecting victim. Some things never change, and now D.W. writes a healthy mixture of horror,   sci-fi, and supernatural fiction.

He began writing seriously in 2002, and after winning the MacDougal Award for his short story "The Home", he's since been published many times in print and online. His body of work includes a dozen novels and dozens of short stories, including the novels Still Dark, The Toy Thief, and One by One.

D.W. is represented by Aimee Ashcraft of Brower Literary Management.

He still lives in Tennessee with his wife and two kids.