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. This became a passion project pretty quickly and morphed into a blog that wanted to help PROMOTE HORROR.

I want to thank all the people who interact with the blog and 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.

Favourite Movie: Se7en. Favourite Director: David Fincher.

Priscilla Bettis

Priscilla Bettis is an avid horror reader and passionate horror author. She’s also an excellent swimmer, which is good because vampires are terrible swimmers. Priscilla shares a home in the Northern Plains of Texas with her two-legged and four-legged family members.

Amazon author page: Priscilla-Bettis

Blog: www.priscillabettisauthor.com

Twitter: @PriscillaBettis

Favourite Novel: The Boatman’s Daughter (Andy Davidson). Favourite Author: Andy Davidson.

Favourite Movie: Kill Bill – Volume 1. Favourite Director: Quentin Tarantino.

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 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 & Ray Bradbury.

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

Miranda Crites

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

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

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

She has artwork, including paintings and/or photography, published in the following books: “Black Dogs, Black Tales – Where the Dogs Don’t Die: A Charity Anthology for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand” edited by Tabatha Wood and Cassie Hart; “The Boy Whose Room Was Outside” by Steve Stred & The Kids; and “Of Witches…” by Steve Stred.

Miranda is one of “The Thirty,” which is a group of thirty authors who have each taken a turn in writing a chapter of a horror novel. “He Has Stayed Too Long”

You can follow Miranda on Instagram miranda_crites

Follow Miranda on Twitter @MirandaCrites

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 & Christine. Favourite Director: Wes Craven & John Carpenter.

Paul Flewitt

Paul Flewitt is a horror and dark fantasy writer from Sheffield, UK, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Paul began publishing in 2012, beginning with the flash fiction story, Smoke, for OzHorrorCon’s Book of the Tribes anthology. He went on to pen further short stories, including Paradise Park, Climbing Out, Apartment 16c and Always Beneath.

In 2012, he also published his first novel, Poor Jeffrey, which was received to much critical acclaim.

Paul cites writers such as Clive Barker, Stephen King, James Herbert and JRR Tolkien as inspirations on his own writing.

Paul continues to write, contributing to Matt Shaw’s The Many Deaths of Edgar Allan Poe anthology in 2020 with The Last Horror of Dear Eddie. He also began releasing free short stories and fanfiction on his Wattpad account for fun.

Twitter: @RealPaulFlewitt

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

Favourite Movie: Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, American History X. Favourite Director: Martin Scorcese.

Sarah Jane Huntington

I am the author of several short horror story collections, Paint it Black, Iron Maidens, Between light and shadow and Waves of Mutilation.

Cabin Terror is my first full-length novel.

My stories have appeared in a few anthologies so far.

I am a nurse, currently working in hospice care.

You can follow Sarah on Twitter @SarahJaneHunti1

You can find Sarah’s Books HERE

Favourite Novel: The Exorcist (William Peter Blatty). Favourite Author: James Herbert.

Favourite Movie: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). Favourite Director: Tobe Hooper.

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.

Yvonne Miller

Well, what can I say about myself? I’m a 33-year-old married woman and mum to 3 crazy boys, aged 13,6 and 4. My eldest has a genetic condition that causes a visual impairment so as you can imagine life can be very chaotic and provides many challenges along the way but I would 100% never change any of them. They fulfil my life beyond measure.

I adore books – I adore shouting about books! I’m a reviewer of mainly horror and dark fantasy.  Whether that’s featuring werewolves, evil creatures or the depravity of humanity,  I will read them all.

Favourite Novel: I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (Iain Reid). Favourite Author: Clive Barker.

Favourite Movie: The Babadook. Favourite Director: Guillermo del Toro.

Twitter: @coycaterpillar 

Website: www.thecoycaterpillarreads.blog

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.

Steve Stred

Steve Stred is the Splatterpunk Nominated Author of ‘Sacrament’ and ‘Mastodon.’

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Steve has released over a dozen novels and novellas as well as a number of collections. He has appeared alongside some of horror’s biggest names within some truly excellent anthologies.

He is a proud co-founder of the LOHF Writer’s Grant and an Active Member of the HWA.

Website: stevestredauthor.wordpress.com
Twitter: @stevestred
Instagram: @stevestred
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16356875.Steve_Stred
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/steve-stred
Amazon: amazon.com/author/stevestred

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

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

J.A. 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.

As curator of “Scary’s Voices” on Kendall Reviews, an article series reviewing horror podcasts, Sullivan loves listening to all things spooky. If you have a horror podcast recommendation, let her know.

On top of contributing short stories to Kendall Reviews, her fiction has appeared in Don’t Open the Door (2019), It Came From The Darkness (2020), and she acted as an assistant editor for Black Dogs, Black Tales (2020). Other spooky tales and updates on her writing journey can be found on her blog.

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.

Gary Twigg

I mainly write horror and paranormal thrillers although I am probably the most squeamish of people when it comes to watching horror movies and normally watch the scary parts through my fingers. Why I write in this genre of fiction is therefore quite ironic, but I’ve always been attracted to horror and thrillers in all their forms, whether on print or large and small screen. I have early memories of secretly watching Appointment With Fear with my older brother on an old black-and-white portable TV on Monday nights when we should have been asleep. The image of Christopher Lee crashing through French windows in the first Hammer Horror Dracula movie, with blood on his fangs chills me to this day!

Predictably, I am a huge fan of Stephen King, but also love writers such as Dean Koontz, Joe Hill, CJ Tudor and James Herbert. When I was a kid, I was fascinated and enthralled by Robert E Howard’s sword-and-sorcery tales of Conan The Barbarian and several other creations, and then by Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion series. These stories really fuelled my imagination and made me want to write my own stuff. When my older brother introduced me to Stephen King, I was soon lost in even darker worlds and I haven’t wanted to come out of them ever since. My books are, therefore, quite disturbing, gory at times, but I try to also litter them with characters who, while flawed, display the finer human qualities such as bravery, loyalty, and above all love of other people above themselves. I hope that you think that I have succeeded in this.

In my normal life I work for a charity that supports blind and partially-sighted people and I am also a qualified psychotherapist. This is all after spending twenty-five years in the private sector, where I wasn’t just unfulfilled, but also monumentally bored. Working with people directly to help them solve their own problems was definitely a better fit for me.

I live in Cheshire with my wonderfully patient wife and our small dog, Bailey, who loves nothing better than cuddles, food, and waiting until I’m relaxed of an evening before she demands some attention.

Twitter: @garytwigg1

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

Favourite Movie: The Green Mile. Favourite Director: N/A.

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.

Simon Paul Wilson

Simon Paul Wilson is a U.K. based writer of horror and science fiction.

He is currently writing a cyberpunk horror trilogy, the first of which is GhostCityGirl and was published by Not A Pipe publishing in 2020.

Click this link for more info: Ghost City Girl

There now follows a list of writers who have influenced his reading tastes and writing style:

James Herbert. Stephen King, Shaun Hutson, Clive Barker, China Mieville, Haruki Murakami, Carlton Mellick III, Brian Keene, and Adam Nevill.

Simon lives somewhere in the middle of England with his wonderful family. He likes to listen to post-rock and progressive rock at loud volumes. He also plays a mean air bass. 

Follow him on Twitter: @spwzen

Favourite Novel: 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami). Favourite Author: Brian Keene or Neil Gaiman.

Favourite Movie: Oldboy. Favourite Director: Ridley Scott.