Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to an Irish Catholic family, Briana Mac Perry has always been surrounded by natural-born storytellers. After graduating with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in psychology, she moved to New York City where she earned her Master’s in Professional Studies and Creative Arts Therapy (MPS) from Pratt Institute.
For several years, she has practiced as a licensed and board certified creative arts therapist in various healthcare settings in New York City, working predominantly with traumatized women and addiction. Currently, she is a professor for Pratt Institute, and in private practice.
While Paranormal Romance is her heart, Briana MacPerry also maintains a community blog for writers and artists, focusing on research in love psychology, writer’s tips, and the intersection of visual art and written reflection.
On a consultant basis, she participated with the concept development and preparation of materials for MTV, and worked on such projects as “Rebel Music.” She spent two years as the acquisitions editor for the New York RWA chapter’s newsletter, Keynotes, and is considered a “PRO” RWA member. She has given multiple professional presentations and participated in two Writer in Residency programs at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), conducting workshops such as, Plotting Through Characterization: Creating a Character with Soul and The Professional Writer in Context. Writing, drawing, and painting have always been her passion, and she strongly believes there is no greater magic than the power of the creative process.