VOTM: What’s the most unusual experience you’ve had at a reading?
PIUMETTI: Most unusual experience I had at a literary event was going to a J. Ryan Stradal reading during AWP 2016. I went up after to congratulate him on a great performance. He smiled and said, “Mario! I’m so glad you could make it!” I don’t think he and I had met before…
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mario Piumetti admits he writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror simply because he enjoys them. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in English from California Lutheran University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, his work has appeared in Carpe Nocturne, The WiFiles, The Horror Zine, and Arts Collide. He is also a story analyst for the entertainment industry. He draws inspiration from a mixture of science, art, history, and imagination, forming a cocktail he calls the Stuff.
Come see Mario perform at Book Show in Highland Park on Friday, November 11 at 7:30pm