Gregory is a fifth generation Oak Cliff native, born and raised in far South Oak Cliff. He graduated from David W. Carter High School where he was sports editor of the school paper, The Wrangler. He then received his BS degree in communications from the University of Texas, Arlington after spending a few years at Texas Tech University. He wrote for the Tech paper, The University Daily and also wrote articles for American Dawn Magazine and the music magazine, Lit Monthly. Gregory was a DJ at KTXT-FM in college and later secured a position at KSEL-FM, an ABC affiliate station in Lubbock, where he was a DJ and music director. Mr. Hasty later spent 40 years in the Dallas trust banking business before embarking on writing full-time. He is also the author of fictional works, Unsettled Business, Jana and Lydia and Woodstockers. In addition, he published an important, introspective, faith-based work, I’m A Nobody, but not to God.