Gregory Delaurentis was born in Brooklyn, New York, and from birth has been fascinated with the city and its teeming masses. As a youth, the subway system was his playground; as a teenager, its streets and avenues were his stickball courts; and as a young man, he cruised its dazzling nightlife for action. In other words, the lifeblood of New York City courses through his very veins. Gregory has also lived in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and other locales, but has always returned to the city of his birth. Now, finding himself unfettered and free to pursue his first loves – writing and the city – he is busy with the Darkess saga, building on the characters that appeared in his debut novel, Cover of Darkness.
Gregory finds himself drawn to the unusual, to the NYPD, and to the dark side in general. He enjoys writing about these fixations that never fail to intrigue him. Finding solace in his easy chair, a tall cup of coffee, his laptop and indie music, he stares out his window at the streets of Manhattan until he falls into the world in his head: traversing alleyways and unlicensed clubs, huddling with officers from the NYPD on cold bitter nights, kneeling with CSI technicians over corpses found in Central Park. He feels the heart and soul of the city, inhales its tainted breath and zeroes in on its criminal element. He hopes his stories reflect that.