The author of forty plays and eight novels, two-time Tennessee Williams literary festival finalist M. Lennon Perricone has received five consecutive Perry Award nominations for his plays. Other accolades include, being a finalist in Northern Kentucky University’s Yes Festival and a semi-finalist in the Northern Michigan University playwriting competition. In 2012 “The Last White Family on Dorchester Road” received its third full production, this time in New York.
In addition, M. Lennon Perricone has had productions and staged readings at many of New Jersey’s theaters, including Villagers, Playhouse 22. Circle Players, Chatham, Edison Valley Playhouse, 12 Miles West, the Strand of Lakewood and The Eatontown Playhouse. He has also seen his work staged in Kansas City Missouri and Flint Michigan.
Born in Brooklyn, New York Mike was raised in near poverty by his father in a single parent household. A chronic truant, he was placed in Lincoln Hall, a Catholic reformatory where he excelled, and upon leaving, began writing.
Several years ago, Mike picked up where he left off on his novel writing and authored several thrillers and his first science fiction. Recently, he completed a vampire novel with a local focus.
He and his wife live quietly in Central New Jersey.