Michael Holloway Perronne (b. 1979, Mississippi) is an American author. His novels include: “A Time Before Me”, “Starstruck: A Hollywood Saga”, “Falling Into Me”, “Embrace the Rain”, and “A Time Before Us.”
Perronne received a great deal of publicity after sending a copy of his novel, A Time Before Me, to Alabama state lawmaker Gerald Allen who proposed that all books mentioning gay content should be banned. Allen was quoted saying, “I guess we dig a big hole and dump them in and bury them.” In response, Perronne said, “”If Mr. Allen is determined to bury such great works as The Color Purple, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and Brideshead Revisited, then I would be honored to have my own work buried with such classics.” The controversy led to Perronne making appearances on national television and mentions in national gay newsmagazines.
Some of his later works, including “Falling Into Me” and “A Time Before Us,” dealt with common issues gay men in their thirties face with growing older. “Embrace the Rain” examined cultural clashes between ethnic groups in a post-Hurricane Katrina coastal Mississippi where Perronne is a native.
For a few years he worked as a production assistant in television and film, in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, on such projects as the television series The Big Easy and the television movies Rag and Bone and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Following that, he worked as the Conference Services Coordinator for the [[National Association of Television Program Executives]]. He did script reading and analysis for the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Collaborative.
He currently resides between Los Angeles and Mexico.