Meet The Team – Together Let’s Promote Horror

Gavin Kendall

I’m living in the South-East of England between London and Brighton. I’ve been married to Laura since 2000 and have two daughters. (Emily & Freya). I’ve always had a passion for horror and decided, as a hobby, that I’d like to create a blog to showcase this fascination with the darker genres.

I started Kendall Reviews in January 2017, initially to host my reviews of books and music that I had in my sizeable collections. Pretty quickly, this became a passion project and morphed into a blog that wanted to help PROMOTE HORROR.

I want to thank all the people that interact with the blog and of course to the rest of the Kendall Reviews team.

Please find all my contact details here

Favourite Novel: Books Of Blood (Clive Barker). Favourite Author: Clive Barker, Adam Nevill, Josh Malerman.

Favourite Movie: Se7en. Favourite Director: David Fincher.

Richard Bell

Richard Bell is a poet with a passion for the horror genre, especially the supernatural. He has work published by Weasel Press, Carmen Online Theatre, Night Gallery, The Horrorzine and the Fragments of Fear series on YouTube (under the name Rick Nightmare).

He lives in a sleepy hamlet in Northern England with his family and cheese induced insomnia.

Follow Richard on Twitter @rick_nightmare

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Favourite Novel: Junipers Shadow (Fiona Dodwell). Favourite Author: Fiona Dodwell.

Favourite Movie: The Devil Rides Out. Favourite Director: Robert Eggars.

Brian Bogart

Brian Bogart is an American author, residing in Northern Ireland. His love of genre fiction started at an early age, consuming every horror and fantasy book available. He has been published in various degrees online and contributed a short fiction piece, “TOCSIN”, to The One Million Project (OMP) Thriller Anthology in an effort to raise money for cancer research and the homeless. He loves to share his enthusiasm for the horror genre with others and help promote other authors.

His latest story, alongside many other authors, can be found in the pages of EPIC FANTASY SHORT STORIES, coming soon from Flame Tree Publishing.

Purchase OMP THRILLER here: Amazon UK

Preorder EPIC FANTASY SHORT STORIES anthology here: Flame Tree Press

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Favourite Novel: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury). Favourite Author: Stephen King & Ray Bradbury.

Favourite Movie: The Thing. Favourite Director: John Carpenter & David Cronenberg.

Silvia Brown

Silvia Brown is a Spanish-born Australian horror writer and poet. Silvia lived and worked in Ireland, Canada, The Netherlands, (and Melbourne) before moving to Canberra to focus on her writing.

Her current projects include a poetry collection, a couple of short story commissions and a literary translation.

Silvia enjoys long naps with her bulldog Patch and attending writing conventions.

You can find out more about Silvia by visiting her official website

You can follow Silvia on Twitter @SilvBrownWriter

Favourite Novel: The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (Milan Kundera). Favourite Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

Favourite Movie: Trick’r’Treat. Favourite Director: Guillermo del Toro.

Miranda Crites

Miranda Crites is a reader, writer, book reviewer, photographer, and lover of horror from the ghostly woods of rural West Virginia.

The writing bug bit Miranda at a very early age. She was pretty much born with a pen and a camera in her hands. She won the young writers’ contest in first grade and received her first camera as a gift when she was nine years old.

When not writing, Miranda enjoys spending time with her family. She and her family spend a lot of time off the grid where they are building a cabin in the supposedly haunted woods.

Miranda is self-employed. She and her husband create large and small vinyl decals, t-shirts, signs, and a plethora of creative customized items.

Some of her many hobbies when time allows are: making unique crafts and artwork, painting, hiking, and, of course, photography.

She has a diploma for Writing for Children and Teenagers although most of her current work is horror fiction and poetry.

Miranda is a member of Team Kendall Reviews at where you can find her horror book reviews and her monthly feature, Miranda Snaps, which generally contains horror fiction and photography.

Miranda is one of “The Thirty,” which is a group of thirty authors who are each taking a turn in writing a chapter of an in-progress horror novel.

You can follow Miranda on Instagram Miranda_C_rites

Follow Miranda on Twitter @Miranda_C_rites

You can find out more about Miranda via her website 

Favourite Novel: Christine (Stephen King). Favourite Author: Stephen King.

Favourite Movie: The Crow & Christine. Favourite Director: Wes Craven & John Carpenter.

Fiona Dodwell

Fiona Dodwell is a horror fanatic who has been obsessed with the genre since she was a teenager. She has had several horror titles published, including Nails, Juniper’s Shadow, The Banishing and The Given. She also writes freelance for various websites and magazines, including Music News, Made In Shoreditch and Tremr.

Her new horror book, The Risen, will be released late 2020 with publishing company Arcanum Press. To find out more about Fiona and her work, you can follow her on Twitter at: @Angel_devil982

Favourite Novel: The Last Days Of Jack Sparks (Jason Arnopp). Favourite Author: Susan Hill.

Favourite Movie: The Exorcist or Blair Witch Project. Favourite Director: Ti West.

The Grim Reader

The Grim Reader resides on the Gold Coast, Australia. A school teacher by day, a lover of dark fiction, heavy metal, Arsenal FC, bourbon and coffee at night.

The Grim Reader loves nothing more than reading and rocking.

Favourite Novel: The Dark Tower (Stephen King). Favourite Author: Stephen King.

Favourite Movie: The Thing. Favourite Director: John Carpenter.


Kami has been a horror enthusiast almost her entire life. Starting with film, and later discovering the beauty of the written word. Through this journey she proudly considers herself a horror aficionado. Having become a reviewer has afforded her the opportunity to be a proud promoter! When she’s not reading she’s taking care of an animal of some kind or smiling at nature. She can be found on



Twitter @KamisKorner


Favourite Novel: I Am Legend (Richard Matheson). Favourite Author: Chandler Morrison.

Favourite Movie: A Nightmare On Elm Street. Favourite Director: Wes Craven.

A. S. MacKenzie

A. S. MacKenzie is an Atlanta based author who loves all things books, movies, games, and comics. He lives with his wife, spoiled dogs, and an unhealthy obsession with building things. He can be found building worlds in books, building plastic models, or building with wood. Check out his website at for ways to join his newsletter and read free stories. Also, he’s been known to frequent Twitter (@a_s_mackenzie) to say something vaguely interesting and Instagram (a.s.mackenzie) for food, travel, and random pics.

Favourite Novel: The Armored Saint (Myke Cole). Favourite Author: Jonathan Maberry.

Favourite Movie: Dumb & Dumber. Favourite Director: Taika Waititi.

Tarn Richardson

Tarn Richardson was brought up a fan of fantasy and horror, in a remote house, rumoured to be haunted, near Taunton, Somerset. He is the author of THE DARKEST HAND series, published by Duckworth Overlook in 2015-2017 and republished by RedDoor in 2019. Comprising of THE DAMNED, THE FALLEN, THE RISEN, and free eBook prequel THE HUNTED, the books tell the epic story of Inquisitor Poldek Tacit, battling the forces of evil to the backdrop of World War One. He has also written the novels, RIPPED, and THE VILLAGE IN THE WOODS, to be published in 2020 and 2021. He lives near Salisbury with this wife, the portraiture artist Caroline Richardson, and their two sons.

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Favourite Novel: The Lord Of The Rings (J. R. R. Tolkien). Favourite Author: Alan Moore.

Favourite Movie: This Is Spinal Tap. Favourite Director: David Lynch.

Philip Rogers

Philip Rogers is a horror journalist who is known for his reviews, interviews and media coverage of anything horror. An avid supporter of independent projects including; films, books, theatre, live events and aways on the lookout for something different to cover.

Twitter @rogersphilip101

Favourite Novel: The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold). Favourite Author: Maya Angelou.

Favourite Movie: True Romance. Favourite Director: Quentin Tarantino.

David Sodergren

David Sodergren lives in Scotland with his wife Heather and his best friend, Boris the Pug.

Growing up, he was the kind of kid who collected rubber skeletons and lived for horror movies.

Not much has changed since then.

His first novel, The Forgotten Island, was published on October 1st 2018. This was followed by Night Shoot, a brutal throwback to the early 80s slasher movie cycle, in May 2019.

2020 will be Sodergren’s biggest year yet, with two new horror novels being published. Dead Girl Blues is a slasher-noir mystery, and it will be followed by a return to full-blown supernatural horror before the end of the year.

You can follow David on Twitter @paperbacksnpugs

To find out more about David please visit his official website

Find David on Instagram here

Favourite Novel: The Dead Zone (Stephen King). Favourite Author: Jack Ketchum.

Favourite Movie: The Beyond. Favourite Director: Dario Argento.

Steve Stred

Steve Stred is the author of a number of novels, novellas and collections. He has appeared in anthologies with some of Horror’s heaviest hitters. 

He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife, son and their dog OJ.

You can follow Steve on Twitter @stevestred

You can follow Steve on Instagram @stevestred

You can visit Steve’s Official website here

Favourite Novel: The Homecoming (Andrew Pyper). Favourite Author: Andrew Pyper.

Favourite Movie: The Bear. Favourite Director: John Carpenter.

Jennifer Sullivan

J. A. Sullivan is a horror writer and paranormal enthusiast, based in Brantford, ON, Canada. Attracted to everything non-horror folks consider strange, she’s spent years as a paranormal investigator, has an insatiable appetite for serial killer information, and would live inside a library if she could.

Her latest short story can be found in Don’t Open the Door: A Horror Anthology (out July 26, 2019), and other spooky tales can be found on her blog. She’s currently writing more short stories, a novel, and reading as many dark works as she can find.

You can follow J. A. on Twitter @ScaryJASullivan

Check out her blog

Find her on Instagram

Favourite Novel: All Quiet On The Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque). Favourite Author: Timothy Findley.

Favourite Movie: Jaws. Favourite Director: David Cronenberg.

Madeleine Swann

Madeleine Swann’s collection, Fortune Box, was published by Eraserhead Press and nominated for a Wonderland Award. Her short stories have appeared in various anthologies and podcasts including Splatterpunk Award nominated The New Flesh: A David Cronenberg Tribute. She likes bright colours and funny noises, much like a baby.

You can find out more about Madeleine by visiting her official website

You can follow Madeleine on Twitter @MadeleineSwann

You can follow the British Bizarro Community on Twitter @BizarroBritish

Favourite Novel: Alice In Wonderland (Lewis Carroll). Favourite Author: Dorothy Parker.

Favourite Movie: Sorry To Bother You. Favourite Director: Guy Maddin, Anna Biller & Quentin Dupieux.

Ben Walker

Ben got a taste for terror after sneaking downstairs to watch The Thing from behind the sofa at age 9. He’s a big fan of extreme & bizarre horror and well as more psychological frights, and most things in between. When he’s not reading, he’s writing, and when he’s not writing he’s on twitter @BensNotWriting or reviewing books on his YouTube channel, BLURB.

Favourite Novel: IT (Stephen King). Favourite Author: Clive Barker or Stephen King.

Favourite Movie: Candyman. Favourite Director: Larry Cohen.