Brian Hartz

Brian Hartz is an award-winning journalist and copywriter based in St. Petersburg. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and spent many years as a print and online reporter and editor at magazines and newspapers in Canada, New Zealand and the United States. 

Locally, his work has appeared in the Business Observer and St. Pete Catalyst. Brian has received numerous accolades for his writing and editing, including awards from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association, Florida Press Association and Canadian Business Press. 

He is also a part-time tennis coach, a competitive sailboat racer and the co-author of the true-crime novel Harley C.I.: A Detective Story. Brian lives in St. Pete with his girlfriend, Stacey; their adopted retired racing greyhound, Jet; and their three cats: Mango, Ruby and Spooky Boo.