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Darren Sant was born in 1970 and raised in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire which is in the United Kingdom. He moved to Hull in East Yorkshire in 2001.
A life long avid reader he always wanted to be a writer. However, teenage years, girls, work, pubs and football provided adequate distraction until his late twenties. After attending a few creative writing classes he started writing poetry. After moving to Hull he joined a writing group called the Renegade Writers who gained infamy by doing performance poetry with a Rock N Roll ethos. Following the split of the Renegade Writers he settled down a little and didn't write for a while.
He became interested in writing again when his friend, Nick Boldock, introduced him to the Radgepacket series by Byker Books. These anthologies had a gritty urban feel to them and prided themselves on being "Industrial Strength" fiction. He wrote a story for the fourth volume in the series. The story "The Ungrateful Dead" was followed by another he wrote which was subsequently published in the fifth Radgepacket volume "Back Street Redemption".
Darren was next published by Pill Hill Press in an anthology with a story called Firestorm. The anthology was called ePocalypse: Emails at the end. A story co-written with Nick Boldock. Daren's fiction has also been published in Guilty Conscience Publishing's Off The Record charity anthology.
Darren's stories have appeared in various online publications such as The Flash Fiction Offensive, Pulp Metal, Thrillers Killers N Chillers, The Killing Pandemic, Flash Jab Fiction and Shotgun Honey. He continues to write stories but also and also reviews everything he reads on his own book blog Daz's Short Book Reviews.
Darren's creation The Longcroft Estate is the setting for a number of his stories. A collection of the first three of these tales is was published by Byker Books in February 2012.