Light from Darkness
Andrea Perron has published two volumes of a trilogy called House of Darkness, House of Light with AuthorHouse – and the third volume is on the way. The memoirs recount the supernatural events that she and her family endured when they moved into the Arnold Estate in Rhode Island in 1970.
Perron’s story is particularly relevant as this month New Line Cinema has released The Conjuring, an account of the Perron family’s experience living in the haunted house. The writers of the film, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, made use of notes provided by the Perron family. Perron’s books are, of course, her own first-hand account of what happened, and are a thrilling read.
The film, which is currently at the top of the box office charts, is helmed by horror veteran James Wan and billed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga.
Andrea Perron was born in Rhode Island in 1958. She is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, having earned an inter-disciplinary degree in philosophy and English literature. This memoir waited thirty years to be told, allowing the time and distance necessary for her family to reveal these long-held secrets.