Nicholas Kaufmann / Featured Scribe

But Is It Horror? A Critical Re-examination of Genre in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road

Nicholas Kaufmann is the critically acclaimed author of General Slocum's Gold (Burning Effigy Press) and the collection Walk in Shadows (Prime Books, out of print). His fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 3, City Slab, The Best American Erotica 2007, Playboy, X: The Erotic Treasury and others. In addition to writing the monthly "State of the Genre" column for FearZone, his non-fiction has appeared in On Writing Horror (Writers Digest Books), Annabelle Magazine, Fantastic Metropolis, Hellnotes and others. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Horror Writers Association.

Professionally immersed in books his whole life, he's been the Publicity Manager for a small literary press, a pitchman for a widely respected PR firm specializing in TV and radio author appearances, a bookstore clerk, an independent bookstore owner, and a manager for Barnes & Noble, as well as the manager for a small indie video store. Nick lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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Jason S. Ridler / Featured Scribe

  Maestro of Shadows: Jeanne Cavelos and the Rose and Fall of the Dell Abyss Horror Imprint

Three the Hard Way: How Tom Piccirilli, Norm Partridge, and Gary Braunbeck Survived the Death of the Horror Boom

Jason S. Ridler’s fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in such magazines as ChiZine, Nossa Morte, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Dark Recesses, Clarkesworld Magazine, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, and A former punk rock musician and cemetery groundskeeper, Mr. Ridler is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and currently a Ph.D. candidate in War Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.

He is also a founding member of the Homeless Moon writing community. Visit him at his writing blog, Ridlerville.

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Robert Gray / Featured Scribe

Brian Keene: The Art of Homage & The Business of Writing

Robert Gray is a freelance interviewer who works primarily within the music field, interviewing heavy metal giants like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Deep Purple. Ultimate Guitar publishes an ongoing series of these interviews called Hit The Lights. Robert hopes to expand his interview portfolio with personalities beyond the music sphere.

He currently lives in his native Wales, in Rhondda Cynon Taff, which is a half-hour drive from Cardiff.

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Désirée I. Guzzetta / Featured Scribe

Fem(inism) Fatale: Lisa Morton on Women in Horror

Désirée I. Guzzetta is a freelance writer and editor from Los Angeles, CA. She also writes poetry and watches far too much television for one person. When not planted in front of the glowing small screen petting her cats and watching horror films (or simply horrifically bad shows on SyFy), she can be found planted in front of the glowing big screen at her local theatre watching horror films, or in her room reading horror novels, or searching under the bed and in the closets for monsters. Non-horror-related activities she enjoys include seeing live bands (because the dead ones don’t play so well) and dancing. Ms. Guzzetta has interviewed a diverse range of artists, including Devo, Los Lobos, Bentley Little, and Michelle Rodriguez. She will write for food, but prefers money so she can afford to see more movies and bands.

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