Halloween Guests

Richard Baxstrom is Professor of Anthropology and the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. His work engages art, cinema, and popular culture, everyday life in urban settings, Malaysia and Southeast Asia, the history of ideas in anthropology and the human sciences, and the anthropology of neoliberalism and ‘entrepreneurial’ forms of life. His first book, Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia was published by Stanford University Press in 2008. Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible (Fordham University Press, 2016) concerns Benjamin Christensen's notorious 1922 film Häxan. Written with Todd Meyers (McGill University), the book shows how Häxan and its expression of the witch in 16th century Europe serves as an important window onto...

R.L. Merrill brings you stories of Hope, Love, and Rock 'n' Roll featuring quirky and relatable characters. Whether she’s writing about contemporary issues that affect us all or diving deep into the paranormal and supernatural to give readers a shiver, she loves creating compelling stories that will stay with readers long after. Winner of the Kathryn Hayes “When Sparks Fly” Best Contemporary award for Hurricane Reese, and a Foreword INDIES finalist for Summer of Hush, Ro spends every spare moment improving her writing craft and striving to find that perfect balance between real-life and happily ever after. She writes diverse and inclusive romance, contributes paranormal hilarity to Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Universe, and works on various other writing and...

Bru Baker writes sophisticated gay romantic fiction with strong characters, real-world problems, and plenty of humor. Bru spent fifteen years writing for newspapers before making the jump to fiction. Whether it’s creating her own characters or getting caught up in someone else’s, there’s no denying that Bru is happiest when she’s engrossed in a story. She and her husband have two children, which means a lot of her books get written from the sidelines of various sports practices. Visit Bru online at www.bru-baker.com or follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or  Twitter....

Author A.C. Greenlee is an award-winning creator of Paranormal Romance, High Fantasy, AMBW Romance and Adventure novels. In 2012, Greenlee's debut novel, Guardian of the Hellmouth, was released via Lillium Publishing House LLC and quickly became a fan favorite. With short stories and novellas like Dead Like Me, Blood Fantasy and Cocaine and Catwalks published under the same house, she draws in readers from all over the world with her unique story-telling style and penchant for detail and descriptive writing. An avid gamer, you will most frequently find her farming experience in an online multiplayer game, or progressing up the military ranks in competitive first-person shooters–when she's not writing of course. With a Graduate degree in Creative Writing under her belt, A.C. is...

Paula Haifley has worked in the film and television industry for over a decade, most recently producing Marvel’s MODOK and DC Super Hero Girls, one of the first action shows made by a major studio for girls. She cut her teeth in indie horror, and watching and reading horror is still her favorite pastime. She loves vintage clothing, werewolves, and nachos....

Karina Wilson is a writer and story consultant, specializing in the Horror genre. Her day job involves developing screenplays and other intellectual property with Hollywood screenwriters and producers. She has adapted fiction and non-fiction for the screen and is currently at work adapting Louise Jensen’s bestselling thrillers for UK television. She is the creator of HorrorFilmHistory.com and her writing on Horror topics has been published in the Smithsonian Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and LitReactor, among many other outlets....

MusiqueMacabre (They/Them/Theirs) weaves live synth music with horror stories to create unsettling soundscapes. These performances breathe new life into the works of Edgar Allen Poe, HP Lovecraft, Octavia Butler, and many more horror/sci-fi authors of old and new. Use horror and macabre as an escape from burdensome reality....

Trever Aeon’s bio: A professional wrestler with more than twelve years’ experience in the business, Trever has been a staple in the Atlanta goth community for just as long. His love of the music draws him out to our local goth nights, and he’s taken an interest in learning to DJ as well to keep the music and subculture going....

S.C. Parris is the author of the DARK WORLD SERIES & horror short story, A NIGHT OF FRIVOLITY.She is currently writing the sixth and final book in her dark fantasy/horror series, and working on a new book tentatively titled, JUDGMENT, which is being uploaded as a chapter serial on her Patreon. She also wrote several short stories for the month of October 2019, that went into a collection of vampire-themed stories for the Halloween season. She graduated from SUNY Old Westbury with Honors in Multicultural English Lit, a minor in Business Marketing, and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society. She lives in Georgia with her husband. She is always writing. Links to her social media: Website: https://scparris.net/ Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/parrisblood/ Books: https://www.simonandschuster.com/series/The-Dark-World Twitter: https://twitter.com/writingvampires Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parrisblood Youtube: https://youtube.com/sheronparris/ Teespring: https://teespring.com/stores/scparris Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scparris ...

Alisa Freedman is a Professor of Japanese Literature, Cultural Studies, and Gender at the University of Oregon and the Editor-in-Chief of the U.S.–Japan Women’s Journal. Her books include Tokyo in Transit: Japanese Culture on the Rails and Road, an annotated translation of Kawabata Yasunari’s The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa, and co-edited volumes on Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan, and Introducing Japanese Popular Culture. She is writing two new books: Cold-War Coeds: The Untold Story of Japanese Women Sponsored by the U.S. Military and TV Japan: Screaming Samurai Form Anime Clubs in the Land of the Lost. Alisa has been nationally recognized for excellence in mentoring. She is getting through the quarantine by doing lots of...