L.M. Giannone
Author of No Vacancy, A Touch of Noir, & All Of Me


I'm a technical writer in the Finance IT field by day, and a writer and poet by night. With advanced degrees in Psychology and Statistics, I've been working in the IT industry since 1994, previously as a system developer, business systems analyst, and process reengineer. I'm an active golfer in the NCGA, an avid New York Yankee and San Francisco Giants baseball fan, and a Film Noir buff.

I'm the author of three other popular series on Channillo: No Vacancy, a collection of humorous personal essays, A Touch of Noir, a collection of short stories written in “noir” style, and All of Me, a collection of poetry. My fourth series will debut in January 2018, entitled Midlife Crisis.  I've scribed two series on Wattpad: Bits and Pieces and Hues. My poems are featured daily on Scriggler, Spillwords, MediumVirily, and Vocal. In 2016, three poems were published in the anthology Poets Across Borders, available at​ I have three titles on Amazon (+Kindle), Barnes and Noble (+Nook), iBooks and Kobo. My Channillo series, A Touch of Noir, was updated to include 6 additional new tales (not available in Channillo version)! I'm also a freelance writer on Blastingnews.

Followers can interact with me on Twitter , Instagram, Facebook or through my author site.  

Location: San Francisco
Twitter: @LISAGNO
Joined Channillo: February 2016
Followers: 49
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No Vacancy is a collection of humorous personal essays. Each essay is independent of each other, but together the collection weaves an autobiographical tapestry, at times sad, bizarre, and deeply personal. No skeleton in her closet is safe.

Lisa tackles subjects including grand conspiracies, generation gaps, memory loss, aging, nostalgia, modern technology, Corporate America, airline industry, affairs, addiction, unorthodox relationships, male species, and female anatomy, to name just a few.

Category: Essays
Updated: Every Other Week

A Touch of Noir is a collection of short stories written in "noir" style, featuring immoral, desperate, and sinister characters set in the foggy, shadowy and hilly landscape of post-WWII San Francisco, as well as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Manhattan, and Chicago.  The stories are primarily told in first person, using language typical of 1940s-1960s.

**Update: A Touch of Noir was released in paperback and ebook format on Amazon (+Kindle), Barnes and Noble (+Nook), iBooks, Kobo and Googleplay. Six new tales not available on Channillo are available in this version.

Category: Short Stories
Updated: Every Other Week

The total’s more than the sum of its parts

with numerous scars and broken hearts

the good and the bad,

the happy and sad,

the whole and the damaged,

the pain and the ravaged

on a journey to repair me at last

from the ruin of others long past

a puzzle most incomplete

can you put together all of me?


All of Me is a collection of short verse, haiku and tanka poems. Recurring themes are love, relationships, loss, pain and a little bit of inspiration. Selected poems from this series, and my series on Wattpad "Bits and Pieces", as well as previously unpublished poems, are available on Amazon, Nook, Lulu, and iBooks as "All of Me: A Collection of Short Verse."

Category: Poetry
Updated: Weekly

This series will attempt to capture the joys, sorrows and hilarities of a woman (me) on the cusp of turning half a century.


Updated: Every Other Week