Joseph Iorillo lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He is a summa cum laude graduate of John Carroll University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. His novels, This House Is Empty Now and Goodnight Blackbird have garnered critical acclaim worldwide and his short stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Tales From The Dark Tower, Beyond The Dark Tower and The Legend of Darklore Manor. Joseph Iorillo's non-fiction works include The Gothic Tarot Compendium and foreward and commentary for Born of the Night: The Gothic Fantasy Artwork of Joseph Vargo, in addition to numerous articles for Dark Realms Magazine, covering topics as diverse as ancient civilizations, secret societies, horror cinema and theories of the afterlife.