About the Author

“Ms. Iacona presents the reader with a clever weaving of verse and prose which hits perhaps a little too close to home. Here is a local allegory populated by the strangely familiar. The disturbing thing is, we may yet find ourselves here in this darkness…and survive to tell it.”–Steve Allgood, reviewing Carnavale

Michelle Iacona is a 40-year-old author and poet currently living somewhere between the dark, misty nowhere that is the countryside of North Carolina and the liberating land of Massachusetts. A graduate (Magna Cum Laude) in Creative Writing from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College, she had her first works published at the age of 21 in 1993 when she won the distinguished Bunn-McClelland Chapbook Award. Writing since the age of five, life has become an endless quest to achieve that one piece which will make of her a household name.

Although a bit of a cynic, her gothic mindset has enabled her to explore the fantastic, both in this realm and the next. Her cynicism is tempered with a dose of phantasm which lends itself not only to her daily life, but to her writing as well.

Currently, she has become addicted to the internet, as well as continuing her interests in comparative mythology, poetry, classical literature, gothic/industrial music, and collecting model equines. Favorite authors include T.S. Eliot, Ronald H. Bayes, Oscar Wilde, Yukio Mishima, Clive Barker, Anne Rice, and J.R.R. Tolkien.