Horror Addicts – Darklings
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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
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:


Stacy Rich
Blog Editor

From growing up in a sleepy 19th century town to discovering Poe before double digits, Stacy has a deep seeded interest in ghosts, true crime, horror, and macabre. When she isn’t reading content before it is published, (the best perk of her job bwahaha) she is spending the limited amount of time she has left of her sons’ childhood with them, going to awesome punk, noise and acoustic concerts or festivals, traveling, and listening to podcasts. She is a big time podcast junkie. What’s her favorite podcast? of course!

daveDavid Watson
Writer, Reviewer
Books / Comics PADavid was born in the Quad Cities on the Illinois/Iowa border in 1971. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Communications. Now he lives in Milwaukee Wisconsin with his wife and kids. His interests include reading (all genres, especially horror), music, power yoga, bike riding, baseball, hiking, and Broadway musicals. He also has an unhealthy addiction to surfing the net, listening to podcasts, and diet soda. Find David’s reviews at: DavidWatson

Dan Shaurette
Head of Publishing
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


(Kristin Battestella)
Writer, Reviewer
Horror Media

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:


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
Fiction ColumnistJesse 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
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:

 20141003_175602Lisa Vasquez
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.

adeliseAdelise M. Cullens
#NGHW ReporterAdelise M. Cullens explains herself like this:  “I’m a hugger. Oh … and I write things.” I love to write, so I do. Writing, to me, is about sharing and connecting with people. I like to metaphorically reach out and hug people with my words! And as long as I am doing that, I am a happy clam. I hail from Australia, the land down under. (Where women glow and men plunder) More specifically, I am from the western burbs of Sydney. It is a truly magical place, where you can hear the call of sirens through the night and the sunsets are a bright watermelon from all the toxic pollution … but nah, seriously, I love it here. About my writing, I don’t tend towards any particular genre. So, if you stick with me, hopefully you will be in for some surprises along the way. To quote the great Sylvia Plath – “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.”