Hugo Award Nominated author Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. Brian has, thus far, published three novels: a memoir about being friends with a drug-addicted rock star, “Dreams are Unfinished Thoughts”; a macabre cerebral-horror novel, “Welcome to Parkview”; and a time-travel romance novel, “Yours Truly, 2095”—all three novels are available in paperback, eBook, and audiobook. Along with his three novels, Brian has published two short stories: “Outside of Heaven,” which is featured in the anthology, A Matter of Words, and “The Whaler’s Dues,” which is featured in the anthology, A Journey of Words. Brian is married to a US Navy nurse and has four children. He is also police officer and has been working in law enforcement since 2002. When Brian isn’t writing, he is playing or recording music with his bands. He is also a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, a New England Patriots fanatic, and his favorite color is burnt orange.