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Emerian Rich / San Francisco / Creator, Horror Hostess, Publisher
Emerian Rich created HorrorAddicts.net 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: emzbox.com
Nox / San Francisco / Blog Editor
Send me your spooky,
Daphne Strasert / Texas / Review Coordinator / 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.”
Naching T. Kassa / Washington State / 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 Horroraddicts.net’s Next Great Horror Writer Contest and one of her poems was included in The Horror Writers Association’s Poetry Showcase Vol. IV.
Kbatz (Kristin Battestella) / New Jersey / HOW Con Director / Writer, Reviewer, Crafter
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: vampfam.blogspot.com
Lionel Green / Alabama / Writer, Interviewer
Lionel Ray Green is a horror and fantasy writer, an award-winning newspaper journalist, and a U.S. Army gulf war veteran living in Alabama. Lionel writes a column for HorrorAddicts.net titled The Bigfoot Files. His short stories have appeared in a dozen anthologies, including Divinity: An Iron Faerie Publishing Anthology; Halloween Horror: Volume 1; America’s Emerging Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers: Deep South; and Alabama’s Emerging Writers. His short story “Scarecrow Road” won the Writer 2018 International Halloween Themed Writing Competition All Hallows’ Prose. Visit lionelraygreen.com and say hi.
Jesse Orr / Washington State / 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. www.facebook.com/iamjesseorr
Crystal Connor / Washington State / 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: https://www.facebook.com/CrystalYConnor
Kieran Judge / Cardiff, UK / Writer
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.
R.L. Merrill / San Francisco / Music Writer, Reviewer
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. https://www.rlmerrillauthor.com/
Mark Orr / Tennessee / Historian of Horror
Mark Orr was born during the year that the first issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine was published, the year that Steve McQueen vanquished The Blob, and the year that Christopher Lee first donned Dracula’s cape and nuzzled the neck of a voluptuous British actress. In the intervening six decades plus, he has acquired a wife, three daughters, four grandchildren, a series of cats currently numbering two, a couple of dozen short story sales to various online and small press magazines and anthologies, the publication of two novels, and thousands of horror-related books, magazines, films, television and radio programs, songs, symphonies and operas, along with a wide variety of other spooky artifacts. And a university degree in history, which he intends to use to entertain, educate, and enlighten the denizens herein regarding the storied past of their favorite genre.
D.J. Pitsiladis / North Dakota / Writer, Voice Actor, Reviewer
DJ Pitsiladis is an author, voice actor, and lover of anything strange, weird, and horror-related.
After taking a much-needed break, he is back and raring to inspire horror writers with more Nightmare Fuel, book reviews, and plenty more story-related mayhem.
Russell Holbrook / Georgia /Writer
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. He is currently at work on his next novel at his home in Mableton, GA.
Renata Pavrey / India / Writer, Reviewer
Renata Pavrey is a nutritionist and Pilates teacher. When not talking about food and fitness, she runs a book blog at https://tomesandtales365.wordpress.com/, and is a contributing writer at several publications on Medium. She reads across genres and languages, and loves the world of horror – in both, books and movies. Her short stories, essays, poetry and artwork have featured in multiple anthologies from Ghost Orchid Press, Black Ink Fiction, Ravens Quoth Press, and Crow’s Feet Journal, among others. She has a poetry collection titled Eunoia. You can find her @writerlylegacy on Twitter.
J.S. O’Connor / Iowa / Writer
J.S. O’Connor is a writer, fiction author, and overall horror fan. He’s currently a captive in Iowa, where he lives with his fiancee, three devious cats, and a spoiled dog. He works in education during the week and channels evil spirits on the weekends – only for writing purposes, of course.
CM “Spookus” Lucas / Ontario, CD / Writer, Reviewer
CM Lucas is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. Specializing in the horror/Sci-fi genre, he is a creative graduate out of Fleming College (Ontario, Canada.) His goal is to fuse Horror and Sci-fi in a Philip K. Dick meets Junji Ito sort of blend.
Mimielle / Arkansas / Writer, Reviewer
Mimielle is a singular and secretive being who divides her time between the wilds of Arkansas, haunting likely swamps and takes her place occasionally in the Kansas City Goths nightlife festivities. Always down for Absinthe and Poetry Readings, she reports on ghostly happenings, pop culture trends and alternative fashion as a full-time Gothic Lolita. She lives in a c.1892 Queen Anne Victorian on the Mississippi River Delta in a little town that got lost in time where she frequently sings to her resident ghosts and the cat. mimielle.net
Stephanie Ellis / Wrexham, UK / Reviewer
Stephanie Ellis writes dark speculative fiction, finding success in a variety of magazines and anthologies. Her own collection of short stories has been published in The Reckoning and her dark verse has been gathered in Dark is my Playground. She is co-editor and contributor to The Infernal Clock, a fledgling press which has produced two anthologies to-date. She is also also co-editor of Trembling With Fear, HorrorTree.com’s online magazine.
She can be found at https://stephanieellis.org
Courtney Mroch / Tennessee / Writer, Haunt Jaunts
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.
Nightshade / San Francisco / PA
I work behind the scenes
so this horror goodness can continue!
Christopher Fink / New York / Writer
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.