Danny Gardner has enjoyed careers as a comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter. He is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee for his creative non-fiction piece Forever. In an Instant., published by Literary Orphans Journal. His short fiction piece, Labor Day, appeared in Beat to a Pulp and his flash fiction piece You’re That Guy was featured in Out of the Gutter. He is a frequent reader at Noir at the Bar events nationwide.

His first novel, A NEGRO AND AN OFAY is newly published by Down And Out Books. His short fiction will appear in Gutter Books’ Johnny Cash-inspired crime anthology JUST TO WATCH THEM DIE, and also THE OBAMA INHERITANCE: FIFTEEN STORIES OF CONSPIRACY NOIR, edited by Gary Phillips and published by Three Rooms Press.

Danny lives in Los Angeles by way of Chicago, Illinois, USA.