Troy loves spending time reading, writing, camping, and drinking local craft beer. He is an English Department Head at an alternative online school, and lives with his wife Laura, his daughter, Alice, and their four cats in St. Petersburg, Florida. Troy’s book, Hardly Harding, is available on Amazon, and his published short stories can be found at troybernardo.com. Most recently, he has been in the 2022 issue of the Tampa review and was a recipient of The 2023 Emerging Artist Grant from Creative Pinellas. His YouTube channel, The Five Minute Writing Corner, offers free educational videos for writers.