Horror Addicts – Darklings
Listeners / Writers
Movie Makers / Readers
Artists / Musicians
This podcast and blog is created, written, and listened to by Horror Addicts, for Horror Addicts.

If you’d like to have your viewpoint, fetish, obsession, project, or interests expressed, please email:

Emerian Rich – San Francisco, California
Creator and Horror Hostess Publishing

Emerian Rich created as a place for horror addicts, by horror addicts, glorifying every aspect of the horror lifestyle. Emerian is the author of Night’s Knights Vampire Series, the Sweet Dreams Novel Series, and has been involved in dozens of podcast and story projects. She was the editor of the horror ‘zine DarkLives for ten years starting in the mid-nineties. To find out more about Emerian, visit her site at:

Blog Editor


Naching T. Kassa  – Washington State
Head of Publishing
Writer / Interviewer

Naching is a wife, mother, and horror writer. She’s created 17 short stories, two novellas, a poem, and co-created two children. She lives in Eastern Washington State with Dan Kassa, her husband and biggest supporter. Naching is a member of the Horror Writers Association and a contributor to the Demonic Visions series. She took second place in’s Next Great Horror Writer Contest and one of her poems was included in The Horror Writers Association’s Poetry Showcase Vol. IV.

Cedar George  – Washington State
Publishing PA

Cedar is an aspiring writer and horror fan attending Western Washington University, where he is currently pursuing a major in East Asian Culture.


KBatz – New Jersey
(Kristin Battestella)
Convention Director
Writer, Reviewer
Horror Media / Movies / TV

When other kids were playing with dolls and teddy bears, this South Jersey born and bred addict KBatz was watching Price, Lee, Hitchcock, Dark Shadows, Alien, anything and everything in analysis of what was scary and why. Be it vamps, scares, or weres, you name it-freaky or macabre and she is there-regardless of how you pronounce macabre. For more bent paranormal fiction and horror film, television, and literature reviews, find Kbatz’ insanity on the web at:

Lionel Green – Alabama

Lionel Ray Green is a writer, an award-winning newspaper journalist, and a U.S. Army gulf war veteran living in Alabama. His short stories have appeared in the anthologies The Heart of a Devil, Fifty Flashes, How Beer Saved the World 2, Graveyard, Frightening, Tales from the Grave, In Creeps the Night, and 22 More Quick Shivers. His work has also appeared in issue 1 of Cross+Decay and in the 2017 issue of From the Depths as well as in Trembling With Fear on the Horror Tree website. Check out to read Lionel’s blog.


Mimielle – Arkansas
Writer, Reviewer
Fashion / Beauty / Events

Mimielle is an Addict of Particular Sensibilities who embraces the Dark and Historically Gothic Aesthetic in many of life’s aspects. An Old-school Gothic Lolita, she is fond of dressing elegantly and perfecting her makeup to throw her monthly Tea Salon, staying current with the latest runway and street fashion trends, and always on the lookout for new and beautiful techniques and unique items that can be corrupted for darkly beautiful purposes. Follow her at

blarghJesse Orr – Washington
Fiction Columnist

Jesse Orr was born and raised in Alaska and has no idea, nor do his parents, when or how he began reading and writing; as is the case with so many things, they just are. Moving to Seattle in 2007, he settled down to a life of recording and performing music as well as writing whatever caught his fancy. He has a dog named Mr Dog and lives in West Seattle.

331037_312584995428558_993191725_oCrystal Connor – Washington
Reviewer / Movies, Books, Music 

Washington State native Crystal Connor loves anything that has to do with monsters, bad guys, and villains. Connor grew up telling spooky little campfire-style stories at slumber parties. Living on a steady literary diet of horror novels and healthy doses of horror cinema, it surprised no one that she ended up writing horror novels! When she’s not reviewing horror films she is busy terrorizing readers with tales of blood and woe. Find out more at:

Daphne Strasert

Daphne Strasert  – Texas
Writer / Reviewer

“To be honest, I’m a coward. Yet, I adore putting my fear on paper. I love to transform words into a reality that slithers off the page and claws inside you. I write so you feel my terror crawl up your spine and turn you into a coward like me.”

Russell Holbrook – Georgia

Russell Holbrook is a Wonderland Award-nominated author, as well as an accomplished musician and visual artist. He is the author of the bizarro-horror novellas Joy and The Water Babies, the bizarro-erotica/comedy-horror mash-up novella Crust, and the ultra bizarro-splatter novel, Lucy Furr.  His short stories have appeared in the international horror and weird fiction anthology series, Gruesome Grotesques, as well as Mondo Bizarro, Axes of Evil, The Classics Never Die, and the Floppy Shoes Apocalypse series.  He is the guitarist and co-founder of Tooth and Nail recording artists Joe Christmas, guitarist and co-founder of Sit-n-Spin/Trekky Records recording artists Choose Your Own Adventure, and is currently the keyboardist and co-founder of Atlanta, Ga based dark ambient/noise artists, Ibofanga. His paintings can be found online and hanging in the homes of Atlanta area musicians, and his experimental silent horror short, A Knife of Her Own, was an official selection of the 2010 Atlanta Underground Film Festival.  He is currently at work on his next novel at his home in Mableton, GA.


Kieran Judge – UK

Kieran Judge is a student of Creative Writing & Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, beginning a Masters in Creative Writing in September 2018. He lives in the peaceful surroundings of rural mid-Wales. Besides books and films, he enjoys filling his spare time with music, motorsport, and is a keen chess player.

Courtney Mroch – TN

Courtney Mroch is the Ambassador of Dark & Paranormal Tourism for Haunt Jaunts. When she’s not traveling or writing, she’s usually wrangling cats and skeletons or watching a horror movie.

R. L. Merrill – San Francisco, CA
Music Writer

Once upon a time… A teacher, tattoo collector, mom, and rock ‘n’ roll kinda gal opened up a doc and started purging her demons. Several contemporary, paranormal, and historical horror works later—with more tucked away in her evil lair—R.L. Merrill is still striving to find that perfect balance between real-life and happily ever after. You can find her lurking on social media where she loves connecting with readers, watching horror movies with her brilliant and creepy kids, in the tattoo chair trying desperately to get that back piece finished, or headbanging at a rock show near her home in the San Francisco Bay Area! Stay Tuned for more Rock ‘n’ Romance.

Diana Clarke – Utah

Diana Clarke is a fiction writer whose genre of choice is horror. Her stories draw on the freaky, creepy, and psychotic factors of life. Along with being a writer, Diana is a violinist and dancer. She currently has 11 articles published for the UVU Review which can be found here: Diana shares her love for writing with a love for dogs, which is why she enjoys working as a dog bather for a grooming salon. Diana is always looking for outlets to share her art, and horror influences her creations. As a professional dancer for Atlas Dance Collective, her choreography plays with the same ideas and horror aspects that her stories do.

Christopher Fink – New York

Chris Fink was born and raised on Long Island, NY and from an early age, 3 years old as he is told, he has been a glutton for ghouls! He began with a Nightmare on Elm Street and has evolved to a much more critical edge towards what makes things scary today. Originality, that’s what Chris is always looking for in films, books, as well as his own works. Chris spends his time writing fiction and screenplays, looking to eventually turn his love of the genre into a fully fleshed out career.

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PA Pool

Our PAs help with the backend, paperwork, filing, scheduling, etc. to help the show/site/and pub house work properly. We are ever greatful to those who help us guide this ship!

 20141003_175602Lisa Vasquez – Texas

Lisa Vasquez currently resides in Houston, TX with her Brady Bunch sized family and menagerie of pets. She works for the Horror Writer’s Association as the Publisher’s Liaison and mentor, and is the CEO of Stitched Smile Publications. Occasionally, she takes on outside clients for book covers. She also donates her time to helping teens in crisis.

Kenzie Kordic – Alabama

Kenzie is a young author who strives to create truly scary stories. Kenzie has been obsessed with the horror genre for as long as she’s been able to read. She has written numerous short stories as well as working on a novel.  She can be found watching horror movies with her pup. To find out more, go to:,, or

Jeffery Kohld Kelly – UK
Music Reviewer 

 Jeffrey Kohld Kelly is a musician and record label owner based in Liverpool, UK. His music career has seen him write the scores for two independent horror films. He has worked as an on-air host at KNHC 89.5FM in Seattle as well as hosted Crystal Mountain and Hollow Earth radio shows in Seattle and Missoula respectively. He has an unhealthy obsession with H.P. Lovecraft and thoroughly enjoys classic horror books and films.

Dan Shaurette – Arizona
Writer / Content Creator

Dan is a goth-geek, born in Phoenix, AZ. He’s been a fan of horror and especially vampires ever since seeing Bela Lugosi’s Dracula as a young child. He is the author of the vampire novel, Lilith’s Love. He is a fan of most sub-genres but prefers those that have a dark tale to tell versus pure shock-schlock. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. You can find him online at