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 eight novels and dozens of short stories.

D.W. is represented by Aimee Ashcraft of Brower Literary Management. His debut novel, Still Dark, arrives in 2017 from Siren's Call Press. A short story collection titled Handmade Monsters is slated for a 2017 release.

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