Author Biography - Adriana Polito
Hypnagogia is a real night-time phenomenon. The main character's journey starts with an unexpected night-time visitor. This experience happened to me whilst on a work trip in Rome, aged 22. How I describe the encounter in the book is exactly how it happened.
Unable to logically explain the strange dreams and twilight apparitions that followed, I felt compelled to write this book in an attempt to express it.
The World Within is a culmination of some actual life events and real dreams that followed after that first hypnagogic experience, mixed with a heavy dose of fiction, science-fiction and pure imagination.
I am 38 years old and currently working as a venue manager for an indoor archery centre. The World Within is my first novel.
In 2002 I graduated from Edinburgh University with a MA Hons in European Union Studies and European Languages. I've worked everywhere from No.10 Downing Street to Starbucks.
In 2009 I started my own self-funded community production company, Stay Curious Productions. Working with artists in Glasgow, I helped bring their films, photography and music to a wider audience. I produced 14 successful projects in 7 years.