April 22, 2012: The end of a very successful book launch/signing party at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma. The look of relief and pleasure.

Who Am I?
My name is Gianna Carini Perada. I’m a lot of things, but most passionately a writer of dark fiction and horror. I’ve recently released my debut novel: Blood Life, which I’ve been working on for about 15 years. It isn’t perfect, but it is pretty damn good. I could be biased, but you’ll never know. 😉  I have four other books in progress, two with vampires and witches (part of the Blood Life series), one with a female serial killer, and one with a phantom ghost lover for a girl living in a home much like purgatory.

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A little more of me: I don’t smoke or drink or do any drugs whatsoever. That doesn’t make me square, it makes me healthy.  Plenty of people around me do and that’s their thing.  It just isn’t mine.  I am a workout lover, a vegetarian (vegan-in-training), and an immense lover of all animals, great and small.  I’m crazy about good food, I love to cook, and have four cats, a rat… err little dog, and a husband who works too much. I’m a horse lover (without a horse currently, boo!), I love horror films (old and new), and reading all kinds of books.  I’m witty, bitchy at times, and mean well most of the time. Glad to meet you! ❤

In a nutshell:
I’m a dark fiction writer, author of BLOOD LIFE, passion-junkie, horror film lover & storyteller, animal lover, a good little muse, and a vegetarian, gluten-eater, ant killer.

Author-type Bio:
Growing up in North Beach, in San Francisco, during the late 70s/early 80s, Gianna Perada fell in love with the written word at the tender age of 7. Her mother bought her a diary that year for Christmas, and instead of using it as a day-to-day ramble-fest, little Gianna used it to pen short stories with dark undertones and clever twists and turns, influenced by two of her favorite TV shows: The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and The Twilight Zone, and her favorite author at the time, Edgar Allen Poe. Along came a fascination with horror films, which she loved to watch, no matter how much they frightened her, and a particular soft spot for the supernatural. Combining all of these elements, and her natural love for storytelling, she began writing Blood Life roughly 15 years ago and has rewritten it about 100 times since, having trouble “letting it go.” Working for several years as a copy-editor and book layout designer for small publishing houses and authors, and learning how to create and ready the manuscript for mass consumption herself, she woke up the morning of March 15, 2012, looked over at her laptop, and finally said, “Today’s the day I say goodbye to you.” And so she did…

Other Misc. Tidbits of Information

Favorite Books/Authors:
horror, thriller, paranormal adventure, occult, drama, mystery, memoirs, historical, genre fiction — edgar allen poe, anne rice, stephen king, dean koontz, poppy z. brite, anais nin, pauline reage, anne bishop, sue monk kidd, alice hoffman, judy blume… I’m all over the place! 😉

Some of my Favorite Movies/Directors:
A Tale of Two Sisters, The Exorcist, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (ORIGINAL!), 30 Days of Night, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep Red: The Hatchet Murders, Hostile, Cabin Fever, Wolf Creek, Another Earth, Surveillance, Ink, Equilibrium, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Lost Highway, Twin Peaks… Dario Argento, David Lynch, Eli Roth, Alfred Hitchcock… many more, but I’m tired of thinking about it at the moment. tee hee

Movies I hated with a passion (enough to break DVD):

Hatchet, 2006. I had so much hope for this movie and was so highly disappointed. I had even promoted my excitement on my past radio show (which I’d had for five years). UGH! Hated it. Really. And not afraid to say it publicly.

Simpatico, 1999. Really? Horrible movie as it was, and then the bitch killed the horse. REALLY?! And it didn’t even make sense why! That was when I ejected the DVD and broke it into a million pieces.

Okay, enough of the flaming. I don’t want to appear mean. 😉

Regular Life Passions:
eating healthy, vegetarian/vegan cuisine, horses, cats, dogs, exercise and fitness (certified personal trainer), creative writing, storytelling, herbs and alternative medicine, kundalini yoga, the chakra system, horror films and thrillers, intelligent debates, cute little cafes to sit and eat great food and write to live entertainment, coffee/tea, kombucha, half-cleaning the house, half-finished crossword puzzles… I am a work-in-progress.

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