Michael Picco is known for his brand of “literary horror,” which blends elements of horror with literary fiction. His writing has been described as poetic and atmospheric, with a strong emphasis on sensory detail and vivid imagery. Picco’s fascination with folklore and mythology is a recurring motif in his work. His writing often explores dark and disturbing themes, featuring complex characters immersed in richly detailed settings. This nuanced approach creates a sense of unease and tension that lingers with the reader long after the story has ended. The result is a brand of horror that is both thought-provoking and unsettling, and has helped to establish him as a distinctive voice in the genre.
Michael received his B.A. in English from Western State College in Colorado. He is a member of the Denver Horror Collective, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association.”
His latest award-winning short story collection, CORPSE HONEY: A BANQUET OF GRUESOME TALES is available through Amazon.
His most recent publishing credit, “The Horse Leech Has Two Maws,” appears in THE JEWISH BOOK OF HORROR.