Hayden Kinney grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in Marin County. He is a member of the Sonoma Academy High School Class of 2013 and Reed College Class of 2017. Hayden has concentrated on writing prose and poetry since he was 17 and hopes to continue writing long into the future.
Artistically he is inspired by various works of James Joyce, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, Hunter S. Thompson, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, e.e. cummings, as well as the films of Jim Jarmusch, Alfred Hitchcock, Joel and Ethan Coen and Francis Ford Coppola.