Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq.
His debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music and world mythology. The sequel, The Stravinsky Intrigue, continues those same themes, and is scheduled for publication in Feb 2017. This story will culminate in The Tchaikovsky Finale, due out in Nov 2017. His latest book, Pawn's Gambit, is the first of a contemporary fantasy trilogy called The Pawn Stratagem, and sits at the intersection of superheroes, magic, and chess.
His short stories can be found in various publications, many of which are available through Amazon, and most of which have been collected in his two short story compilations - Necromancer for Hire: The April Sullivan Chronicles & The Sicilian Defense and Other Dark Tales - also available on Amazon.
Doctor by day and novelist by night, he writes and practices medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina. When not engaged in either of the above activities, he has been known to strum the guitar, enjoy a bite of sushi, and rumor has it he even sleeps on occasion.
He is represented by Stacey Donaghy at Donaghy Literary Group.
Find him online at darinkennedy.com.