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.

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 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

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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.

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 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 

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

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

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.

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.

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 


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/



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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 always 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.

Steve Stred

Steve Stred is the author of many 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.

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

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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.

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.

Justin M. Woodward

Justin M. Woodward is a dark fiction author from Headland, Alabama. He has released several books and has appeared in anthologies alongside names like King and Gaiman.

You can follow him on twitter @justinmwoodward

On Instagram @justinmwoodward

Facebook reader group: Justin M. Woodward Fan Club


Favourite Novel: Catcher In The Rye. Favourite Author: Chuck Palahniuk.

Favourite Movie: Shawshank Redemption. Favourite Director: Quentin Tarantino.