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.

Favourite Movie: Se7en. Favourite Director: David Fincher.

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

Twitter @DreamsDarkly

Kendall Reviews http://kendallreviews.com/tag/brian-bogart/

Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/user/DreamsDarkly

Official Blog https://www.dreamdarklyblog.wordpress.com

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

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

Miranda Crites

Miranda Crites is a reader, book reviewer, photographer, writer, and lover of horror from the ghostly woods of rural West Virginia. Miranda has always enjoyed reading, photography, and writing. She received her first camera as a gift when she was nine years old. The writing bug bit her at a very early age. She won the young writers’ contest in first grade and never stopped writing.

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 www.mirandacritesreadsandwrites.com 

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

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

Fiona Dodwell

Fiona Dodwell has been writing fiction for almost 10 years, with several horror/paranormal titles released under various publishers. Alongside this, she is a freelance writer for various websites and magazines. She has written features for Warner Music, Made In Shoreditch Magazine, Music-news.com and Tremr.

Fiona has studied Psychology, Film Studies, Theology and Health & Social Care.

Her biggest passion is reading dark fiction, as well as creating new stories of her own – the creepier the better!

To find out more about Fiona:

Twitter: @Angel_devil982

Books:  Amazon Store

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.

Michelle Enelen

Raised by Pentecostal preachers, horror was not a readily available commodity. As her love grew, her parents were occasionally summoned to school to talk about book reports and various projects that weren’t quite appropriate for her age. They were lost as to where she’d gotten such “trash”. Luckily for her, there was a librarian that understood her insatiable hunger for darker worlds. Even now, if she could, she’d live among the stacks.

Her penchant grew to include ghastly movies and music, which she’ll happily share with anyone listening. The love of horror continues with her favorite videogame, “House of the Dead, Overkill”. She’s not the best gamer, except when defending herself against the wrong monsters. Head shots are her speciality.

Twitter @falln468

Favourite Novel: Cabal (Clive Barker). Favourite Author: Clive Barker.

Favourite Movie: True Romance. Favourite Director(s): Soska Sisters.

Becca Futrell

Writer, Reader & most importantly, Mother of Cats. Thanks to her horror-obsessed father, Becca found her childhood nights dedicated to watching movies such as Nightmare on Elm Street and Halloween. As she continued to get older, her love for the genre only got stronger. Now, her goal is to share this love with like-minded people & possibly convert others along the way. When she’s not reading or writing, Becca can be found playing video games or begging her cats to take a nap with her.

Blog: http://beccaleighanne.com 

Twitter: @astoldbybex

Instagram: http://instagram.com/readwithbex 

Favourite Novel: The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty). Favourite Author: Emily Suvada.

Favourite Movie: The Exorcist. 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 asmackenzie.com 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.

Aiden Merchant

Aiden Merchant is an independent author, working under various pseudonyms. He writes horror, suspense, drama, science fiction, fantasy, and whatever else fuels him on any given day. He currently has one collection of short stories available (Dead As Soon As Born).

His next story collection, KILL FOR THEM, will release in September. Before 2019 ends, there will also be some Kindle Singles along the way.

Under his real name, Aiden has been a music journalist since 2008, appearing in such international articles as Alternative Press and Outburn Magazine. Though his days of hitting the road for shows and festivals has since passed, music is still a passion of his that taught him how to write in a critical manner. Reviewing stories is still new to him, but he is very much interested in developing a style of his own.

Aiden is a father of one, married, and living in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee (USA). He is originally from further north, as is his wife. He loves to write, read, and explore the outdoors. 

Website www.aidenmerchant.com

Twitter @aidenmerchant89

Instagram www.instragram.com/aidenmerchant.official

Goodreads www.goodreads.com/aiden_merchant

Amazon www.amazon.com/author/aidenmerchant

Favourite Novel: The Stand (Stephen King). Favourite Author: Stephen King.

Favourite Movie: Jurassic Park. Favourite Director: The Coen Brothers.

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.

Twitter @tarnrichardson/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tarnrichardson.author/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tarnrichardson/

Official Website www.tarnrichardson.co.uk

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.

Cameron Roubique

Cameron Roubique is a horror author specializing in the 80s slasher genre.  His books include Kill River, Disco Deathtrap, and Golf Curse.

You can find out more about Cameron by visiting his official website www.yearofblood.com

You can follow Cameron on Twitter @lil_cam_ron

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

Favourite Movie: Sleepaway Camp. Favourite Director: John Carpenter.

David Sodergren

David Sodergren lives in Scotland with his wife Heather and his best friend, Boris the Pug. A lifelong devotee of horror, his first novel, The Forgotten Island, will be published on October 1st 2018.

He has several more books in various stages of development.

You can follow David on Twitter @paperbacksnpugs

To find out more about David please visit his official website www.paperbacksandpugs.wordpress.com

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 writes dark, bleak horror fiction.

Steve is the author of the novels Invisible & The Stranger, the novellas The Girl Who Hid in the Trees, Wagon Buddy, Yuri and Jane: the 816 Chronicles and two collections of short stories; Frostbitten: 12 Hymns of Misery and Left Hand Path: 13 More Tales of Black Magick, and the dark poetry collection Dim the Sun.

On September 1st, 2019 his second collection of dark poetry and drabbles called The Night Crawls In will arrive. This release was specifically created to help fund the 1st Annual LOHF Writers Grant.

Steve is also a voracious reader, reviewing everything he reads and submitting the majority of his reviews to be featured on Kendall Reviews.

Steve Stred is based in Edmonton, AB, Canada and lives with his wife, his son and their dog OJ.

You can follow Steve on Twitter @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 https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

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

Favourite Movie: Jaws. Favourite Director: David Cronenberg.

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.

Tabatha Wood

Tabatha Wood lives in Wellington, New Zealand. A former English teacher and school library manager, her first published books are non-fiction guides aimed at teachers and others who work in education. She now teaches from home, while writing in her spare time.

Born in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Tabatha has always had a passion for weaving strange, unusual, and often gothic tales, entwined with her deep love for the land and sea. She strongly encourages the use of writing and creativity for positive mental health, and runs a group which supports women who write for wellness. She also hosts writing workshops, often gets involved in cosplay charity events, and enjoys knitting and making jewellery.

Her short story collection, ‘Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange’ was a passion project, and is the first time she has published her fiction.

Twitter @meringutang

Website www.tabathawood.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tlwood.wordweaver/

Favourite Novel: The Road (Cormac McCarthy). Favourite Author: Thomas H. Cook.

Favourite Movie: Nightbreed. Favourite Director: Guillermo Del Toro.