Darion McCloud is a storyteller who works in the children's room of the Richland Library in Columbia, S.C. He is also an actor and director of theater productions. Most notably, he is the artistic director of NiA Company, which creates theatrical productions for non-traditional audiences, such as economically challenged and minorities. He is a visual artist and has worked in private collections across the United States. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.