MYLO CARBIA is a screenwriter turned #1 bestselling author widely known for her work in the horror-thriller genre and trademark of surprise twist endings. Ranked 7th in the * Top Ten Horror Authors Alive Today * and among * The 250 Most Influential Authors * by Richtopia.com, her award-winning writing style has been described as * a perfect mix between Stephen King, M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino, but infused with a signature female sharpness that is all her own.*
Born and raised in Jackson, New Jersey, Carbia famously spent her childhood years writing to escape the horrors of growing up in a severely haunted house. By the age of 17, she was already well established as a prolific young playwright. At the age of 30, her very first screenplay was optioned only 28 days after completion, earning Carbia a three picture deal and the cover of Hollywood Scriptwriter in 2003.
After that time, Carbia quietly penned numerous television and film projects under her production company Zohar Films, earning the nickname THE QUEEN OF HORROR and the reputation of being one of Hollywood’s top horror film ghostwriters.
In 2015, Carbia left ghostwriting to release a series of bestselling novels and movies under her own name. Her debut novel THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS hit #1 Bestseller in New Releases, #1 Bestseller in American Horror and #1 Bestseller in Horror only two days after its official release, and won numerous awards including the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction.
Her highly anticipated follow-up VIOLETS ARE RED was released in June 2018 and hit #1 New Release on Amazon within hours of going on sale.
Today, Carbia lives with her husband and son in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida. She continues to write both novels and screenplays, and plans to release seven more horror-thriller titles over the next several years.
THE LONG STORY:
Mylo Carbia was born on November 16, 1971 in Lakewood, New Jersey.
In the early 1900’s, Mylo’s grandparents moved from Spain to the island of Puerto Rico in search of entrepreneurial ventures (her paternal grandfather founded Carbia Department Stores and her maternal great uncle founded Coco Lopez Pina Colada Mix). Both of Mylo’s parents moved to New York City as young children (her famous aunt, Awilda Carbia, stayed in Puerto Rico and enjoyed a fifty-year career as a successful actress).
In 1965, Mylo’s mother, Nancy Valentin, was working as a showroom model in the garment district when she met her husband, the late musician and “Prince of Mambo” Eddie Carbia, at the infamous Copacabana in Manhattan. In 1970, the couple married and had only one child.
Immediately before Mylo’s birth, the couple moved from a small apartment in New York City to a large home in the suburb of Jackson, New Jersey. In that home, Mylo suffered numerous paranormal experiences including visitations by both human and non-human entities.
When Disco finally wiped Latin Music off the map in the early eighties, Mylo’s father decided to retire and move the family to South Florida when she was 13 years old (it took 2 years to sell their haunted house due to its reputation of strange occurrences in the neighborhood). Although writing short stories since the age of seven, it was at this time that Mylo began to receive recognition for her creative writing and scientific achievements.
In 1984, Mylo was awarded the Young Floridian Award for creative writing. In 1986, she won 4th place at the International Science Fair and was presented with medals from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy for her groundbreaking research in Antifouling Technology. At the age of 16, the U.S. Navy paid for Mylo to study Tropical Medicine at Oxford University and the University of London, during her summer vacation.
At 17, Mylo enrolled in college and during her college years published articles in two major sociology journals. In 1992, Mylo wrote and produced her first play The Dolly Parton Conspiracy which won her the Troubadour Theatrical Society’s Best Play Award that year.
In 1993, Mylo graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. In addition, she was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to attend the Walter F. George School of Law, however, she left after only one year to join a major non-profit organization — eventually landing the position of National Director in the process.
Years later, Mylo joined the “dot com” technology revolution as President & CEO of TwoZillion.com. After the company was successfully sold, Mylo decided to pursue a life-long dream as a writer in Hollywood. While there she studied under screenwriting guru Robert McKee and famously landed a three-picture deal just 28 days after completing her first script. In October 2003, Mylo was featured on the cover of Hollywood Scriptwriter magazine for landing the deal without an agent.
Soon after founding Zohar Films, Mylo gave birth to her son, Jett James, and relocated to New York City. There she spent over a decade quietly writing for film and television, earning the reputation of being one of Hollywood’s top horror film ghostwriters.
In 2015, Carbia left ghostwriting to release a series of best-selling novels and movies all featuring strong female protagonists. Her debut novel The Raping of Ava DeSantis hit #1 Bestseller in New Releases (Amazon), #1 Bestseller in American Horror (Amazon) and #1 Bestseller in Horror (Barnes & Noble) only two days after its official release, and won the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction.
In June 2018, Carbia released her latest dark thriller Violets Are Red which hit #1 New Release within hours of going on sale on Amazon, and continues to receive critical acclaim from both avid readers and critics worldwide.
Today, Carbia lives with her husband and son in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida. She continues to write for both Hollywood and the literary world, and plans to release seven more horror-thriller titles over the next seven years.