Welcome and meet our ghoulish gallery of creators. These are the Haunted MTL writers and staff. Learn more about them.
Wade Wainio is a struggling artist/musician/college graduate/UFO cult leader operating in a humble, vast wasteland called The Upper Peninsula of Michigan. He likes pizza, certain movies and TV shows, and plans to expand his writing career and abilities. His nonsense musical moniker is Grandpa Helicopter. He also DJs occasionally at WMTU 91.9 FM Houghton.
“J.M. BRANNYK WHO?”
DETROIT-BASED. DOODLES REAL GOOD. MAKES MUSIC. PODCASTS. REVIEWS 70’-90’S MOSTLY. LGBTQ. HAS GLORIOUS SPOUSE. HALF-GENIUS, HALF-GARBAGE NOODLE. IN NEED OF A SEXUAL HOT PRETZEL STAT!
FOLLOW AT @BRANNYKJ ON TWITTER.
J. M. IS LIKELY TO COVER SUPERNATURAL FILMS AND THRILLERS FROM 1960’S-CURRENT, SERIAL KILLERS FROM 80’S-90’S, AND COMEDY/HOMAGE.
J. M. Brannyk
“J.M. Brannyk who?”
Detroit-based. Doodles real good. Makes music. Podcasts. Reviews 70’-90’s mostly. LGBTQ. Has Glorious Spouse. Half-genius, half-garbage noodle. In need of a nonsexual hot pretzel stat!
Follow at @brannykj on Twitter.
J. M. is likely to cover supernatural films and thrillers from 1960’s-current, serial killers from 80’s-90’s, and comedy/homage.
Rebecca Kolodziej always fancied herself as the 21st century’s ScreamQueen. Obsessed with the morose, grotesque and obscenely deranged, Rebecca has had success with her demented short story adaptions featured in magazines around the world. Making appearances in horror anthologies such as Rejected For Content 4: Highway To Hell and Hellbound Books’ Graveyard Girls an all-female horror anthology; Rebecca is also known for writing horror reviews for HauntedMTL and more. She’s creepy and she’s kooky and all altogether spooky. She’s Rebecca Kolodziej. ScreamQueen.
Court Court is a writer located in the Nevada desert who frequently finds herself running into the Donner Party ghosts. She has BA’s in English Literature and Criminal Justice. If you scavenge the Internet hard enough you might find her published fiction and nonfiction writings. When she’s not tending to her human-eating plants, you can find her spending time with a cup of tea and enjoying content about monsters, feminism, and the end of the world.
Court is most likely to cover dystopias, apocalypses, literature, slashers, and folk horror.
Rachel Roth is an insomniac from South Florida that obsesses over cinema, fantasy novels, serial killers and everything creepy. Before taking up writing she had plans to become a psychopathologist, but thanks to the influence of Allen Ginsberg is now a writer with a BA in English Literature and a Certificate in Creative Writing. She’s published poetry, short stories, and a novel and writes for both Hidden Remote and Haunted MTL.
Rachel is likely to cover anything Halloween-related, serial killers, Stephen King, and basically all types of horror. I also love horror stories that are supposedly true or have a real historical origin; urban legends and hauntings.
Sarah Moon is a stone-cold sorceress from Tennessee whose interests include serial
Sarah Moon is a stone-cold sorceress from Tennessee whose interests include serial killers, horror fiction, and the newest dystopian blockbuster. Sarah holds an M.A. in English Literature and an M.F.A. in Fiction Writing. She works as an English professor as well as a cemeterian.
Sarah is most likely to cover horror in print including prose, poetry, and graphic forms.
Nicole is a speculative fiction writer. That means she writes about dragons, ghosts and spaceships. Sometimes she writes about the ghosts of dragons on spaceships. She’s the author of the fantasy series called Woven and the science fiction series called Station 86. You can follow along with her writing adventures at Paper Beats World.com.
Nicole is likely to cover Stephen King and other classic horror novels. Young Adult horror, Creepypasta and other online cult stories.
Nicole also covers local zombie events and dark fantasy.
KristinCleaves brings her love of horror and comedy to the “Lighter than Dark” column at Haunted MTL (her favorite movies are “The Shining” and “Step Brothers” ). She was born weird but reading Stephen King and Kurt Vonnegut in sixth grade sealed her fate. Kristin has an M. A. in English from Bowling Green State University, where she also worked as an adjunct instructor of English. Since then, Kristin has been a professional writer and editor and is currently a full-time proofreader (she’s the one wearing a skull dress in the office).
Kristin is particularly obsessed with reading horror and speculative fiction by women writers and writes short dark fiction as well. As a mom of two adolescent kids, she’s hard to scare but loves Giallo films, Shirley Jackson, cosmic horror, and everything spooky.
The avatar of Jennifer Weigel who presents herself as Jennifer Weigel enjoys reading and writing horror stories, worshipping cats, creating and collecting unsettling works that she calls art (sometimes we’re not so sure), and developing rifts in the space-time continuum.
Some of her art is pretty and some are, well, not so much. Much of it seeks to get people looking at things differently and thinking & talking about taboos & subjects that they would rather not address, ideally in a civilized manner but you take what you can get, eh?…
Zeth received his M.A in English with a focus in Creative Writing at CSU, Chico. As a human writer, he published in the 9th volume of Multicultural Echoes, served on the editorial board of Watershed Review, and is a horror reviewer for Haunted MTL.
All agree he is a real-life human and not an octopus in human skin.
Fascinated by horror novels and their movie adaptations, Zeth channels his bone-riddled arms in their study. Games are also a tasty treat, but he only has the two human limbs to write. If you enjoy his writing, check out his website. You can also find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Daphne Fama is your local aswang who spends her midnight hours gaming, scribbling spooky short stories, and delving into the occult.
When forced to function in a human capacity she’s a sleep-deprived and over-caffeinated attorney.
Send her cryptic messages at her Twitter, @DaphneFama.
Leather Snow is a nonbinary disaster who mainly uses they/he pronouns. Their favorite hobby is listening to music while playing spider solitaire until their brain shuts off, but they also enjoy board games, tarot cards, reading, crochet, and literally anything involving vampires.
Oh, he also writes sometimes.
Eve is a horror/thriller fiction writer from the UK.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, baking, playing video games, as well as obviously reading, mainly about people in dire situations who reveal their true colours, which she also likes writing about.
You can find her articles on various themes at writingsofeve.com.
Kait (she/her) haunts the cornfields of the Midwest after being raised in a small Indiana town built on sickness and death. She consumes all sorts of horror-related content and spits their remains back onto your screen. You can follow her on Twitter at @ KaitHorrorBreak, where she live tweets The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and posts other spooky things.
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