Quintette of Questions: Antoinette Corvo

Today I’m asking Antoinette Corvo 5 questions about her latest book!

1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

My latest book is a novella titled, Dirges In The Dark. I listened to the song, American Pie and googled what exactly a “dirge” was and the rest is history. 

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

I see Thandie Newton as a superb Hellen Grimaldi from Dirges

3. What five words best describe your story?

Tragic. Opera. Betrayal. Revenge. Resurrection. 

4. Who is your favourite fictional team/couple?

The Cenobites of Clive Barker’s Hellraiser (Hellbound Heart). 

5. What song reflects a theme, character, relationship or scene in your book?

It’s an obscure song. I had it on repeat while I was brainstorming the latest version of Dirges In The Dark. It’s titled, The Black Dahlia by Courtney Leigh Hynes. Show business can destroy you. And Hellen’s pitiful mental life blends with the vibe of the song. 

About Dirges in the Dark

When actress Cassidy May lands the lead in the story of Hellen Grimaldi’s life, she believes it could be the boost her career needs. However, the more she looks into the past of Hellen and the shocking events which led to her death, the more fearful Cassidy becomes about taking the role. Did Hellen truly summon demons during that fateful performance? Was Cassidy about to unleash the same hell that Hellen had? What dark forces were really at play behind the curtain?

Buy Dirges in the Dark

Dirges in the Dark (Amazon US)

About Antoinette Corvo

Antoinette Corvo is a Brooklyn, NY native and remains there today. She has been writing since 1999 and will confuse to – refusing to ever retire. Antoinette writes horror with substance. There is a meaning behind every story and a statement to be made. 

She writes a bit cutting edge, crosses some lines and dabbles into disturbing.

Antoinette Corvo loves to share her voice. For decades she was crippled with depression, anxiety and fear. She knows and understands fear. She knows dysfunction. 

There is a psychological aspect to every story and character – an expression of the human condition. She found her voice in literature and storytelling. 

Antoinette vastly improved. She is a survivor and sees all silver linings. Perhaps she would never have been an author otherwise? Antoinette is very open about these personal details. 

Social Media links

Twitter: @CorvidaeR 


So many book launches and author talks have had to be cancelled, I’ve decided to run as many Quintettes as I can to share some great upcoming work – and let you stock up on things to read while we’re all self-isolating.