Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. Brian has, thus far, published four novels: Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts—a memoir about being friends with a drug-addicted rock star; Welcome to Parkview—a macabre cerebral-horror novel; Yours Truly, 2095—a time-travel romance novel (which was suggested for a Hugo Award, though it did not make the finalists); and Moonlight City Drive—a supernatural crime-noir detective novel (which is a trilogy, with Part 2 coming in 2019 and Part 3 coming in 2021).
Along with his four novels, Brian has published four short stories: “Outside of Heaven,” which is featured in the anthology A Matter of Words; “The Whaler’s Dues,” which is featured in the anthology A Journey of Words; “Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys),” which is featured in the anthology A Haunting of Words; and “Two Gunslingers,” which is featured in the anthology A Contract of Words.
Brian is also a vocalist and has released seven albums with his four bands: Yellow #1, Drop Kick Jesus, The Grave Machine, and Transpose.
Brian is married to a US Naval Officer, and they have four children. He is a retired police officer and worked in law enforcement for sixteen years from 2002 - 2018. He is a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, a New England Patriots fanatic, and his favorite color is burnt orange.
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