Rory O'Brien grew up in New England, surrounded by books, history, and the long shadows of Poe, Hawthorne, and Lovecraft.
He is the author of three novels; Gallows Hill and The Afflicted Girl are mysteries set in modern-day Salem, and Summerland is a historical thriller set in Gilded Age Newport.
When not writing, he gives tours of Salem and talks on various topics, including the witch trials.
He currently lives in Salem, with his patient, long-suffering wife, their Treeing Walker Coonhound, and a pair of black cats.
He left his heart in Providence ... where it was burned on a rock.
(Photo by Lara Fury of Black Cat Tours)