Jason Jack Miller hails from Fayette County, Pennsylvania, as in …Circus freaks, temptation and the Fayette County Fair… made famous by The Clarks in the song, “Cigarette.” His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals, online, and as part of a travel guide app for mobile phones. He wrote the novels Hellbender and All Saints during his graduate studies at Seton Hill University, where he is now adjunct creative writing faculty.
He’s been a whitewater raft guide, played guitar in a garage band and served as a concierge at a five star resort hotel in Florida. When he isn’t writing he’s on his mountain bike or looking for his next favorite guitar. He is currently writing and recording the soundtrack to his novel, The Devil and Preston Black.
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MSpot is heavily involved in film and video making. His professional works include everything from music videos, documentaries to sports broadcasts—and even wedding videos (when he needed the money). He has been operating on YouTube under the username TheMSpot since March 2009. The anonymity allows him to speak his mind without his reviews or views affecting him professionally.
He originally planned to use his YouTube Channel as a place to post video reviews of comic books, graphic novels and movies. Before jumping into the fray, he decided to check who was out there doing what—which eventually lead to the creation of his own Blog and this “spot” as regular contributor to the Inveterate Media Junkies site.
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On DC Universe Online as: Racer M
On the Inveterate Media Junkies website in the comments section
What can you say about Ed… Other than he wastes money he can’t afford on comics nobody reads, movies nobody likes, and rock bands that broke up ten years ago… Or that ghetto beer he drinks is destroying his brain and that questionable food he eats is clogging his chest? Hopefully he’ll get his act together before it’s too late! A BIG PLUS: In person (and in emails) he’s very polite.
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Jonathan is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning horror and thriller author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer.
His novels include the Pine Deep Trilogy: GHOST ROAD BLUES (Pinnacle books; winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006), DEAD MAN’S SONG (2007) and BAD MOON RISING (2008); the Joe Ledger series of action thrillers from St. Martin’s Griffin: PATIENT ZERO (2009, winner of the Black Quill and a Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Novel), THE DRAGON FACTORY (2010; now available), THE KING OF PLAGUES (March 2011), ASSASSIN’S CODE (March 2012), VISITORS (2013); THE WOLFMAN (NY Times bestseller from Tor, based on the Universal Pictures film starring Benecio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Sir Anthony Hopkins); the forthcoming standalone zombie thriller DEAD OF NIGHT (Summer 2011); and the Benny Imura series of Young Adult dystopian zombie thrillers from Simon & Schuster: ROT & RUIN (2011; Bram Stoker and Pennsylvania Young Readers’ Choice Award nominee; winner of the Mock Printz medal, Dead Letter Best Novel Award, and four Melinda Awards), DUST & DECAY (2011), FLESH & BONE (2012) and FIRE & ASH (2013).
He writes a variety of projects for Marvel Comics involving CAPTAIN AMERICA, BLACK PANTHER, DOOMWAR, WOLVERINE, DEADPOOL, THE X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, the NY Times bestselling MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN, MARVEL UNIVERSE vs THE PUNISHER and MARVEL UNIVERSE vs WOLVERINE. All of Jonathan’s comic book collections are released as Graphic Novel collections within a month or two of individual comic publication.
When asked if he would join Inveterate Media Junkies as a regular monthly contributor, Jonathan’s response was straight and to the point, “I’d love to do this… Sounds like wicked fun!”
Jonathan can be found on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/jonathanmaberry
On Facebook at: www.facebook.com/jonathanmaberry
On his website at: www.jonathanmaberry.com
Lliana Bird has established herself as a diverse and eclectic presenter, having worked across a variety of entertainment mediums from Radio and TV, presenting documentaries, culture shows and music shows. Not only a talented presenter, Lliana also writes, produces and pitches her own shows for Radio and Television. She currently hosts the Saturday 3pm – 7pm & Sunday 3pm – 6pm shows on Xfm 104.9 in London.
Besides her extremely popular work as a Radio Presenter for Xfm, Lliana has worked extensively for the BBC. Shew has now graciously agreed to lend her talent to the IMJ Podcasts and become “THE VOICE” of the Inveterate Media Junkies Network… As a new SURGE of activity begins with at least THREE entertainment related PODCASTS planned per month! (And THAT is just the beginning!) IMJ is very lucky to have Lliana– and we hope to continue to utilize her fabulous talent more and more!
Jon Runyan is a swiss army knife of creativity, affectionately calling himself a Jon of all trades. Runyan serves as a co-host alongside fellow comic book enthusiast Tom Devine on A Comic Book Look. When he’s not on the set of A Comic Book Look– Runyan is either at work,
doing homework or designing random images in Photoshop. At the start
of the show, Runyan was a guilty (MCA) Marvel Comics Addict. However after
many an episode of being schooled by Devine, Runyan now enjoys DC Comics,
Image and IDW titles as well.
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On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/171257686275482/
Tom Devine is a family man with two daughters and a beautiful wife. He works in the Financial Crimes Division of a Giant(Evil) Bank– but that’s just to fund his life full of Comics, Traveling, Film, Music, Art and Football (Handegg). He currently resides in Sioux Falls, South Dakota– where has lived for most of his life. He loves Comics and likes to follow what’s happening in the Comic Book industry. He also does his part to add to the Intelligent Geek™ discussion as co-host of the weekly TV show A Comic Book Look.
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Irene L. Pynn writes fantasy and light science fiction for adults, young adults, and children. Her work spans novels, plays, transmedia events, and more. Most of her work focuses on internal conflicts told through speculative metaphors: From Light to Dark is a high fantasy that features a Romeo and Juliet theme. In it, two teens from opposing worlds come together to resolve the conflicts of their ancestors. For the release of that novel, Irene also wrote and produced a transmedia event called Creepy Luny Inn’s Radio Adventure Show, aka Myth of the Seeker with her alternate reality group, Pistolsniffer Industries. This was an interactive radio drama and treasure hunt that allowed listeners to vote on the outcome of each episode.
Irene has served as a writer and video editor for Pistolsniffer since the group was founded, and she has worked on other alternate reality games such as Man of the People, Purity Towers, and LARP Hard. She also works as the creator and main writer for the email-based text adventure game, Transition Village. Irene is currently a student in University of Central Florida’s Texts and Technology PhD program, which basically means fewer people give her funny looks for reading her text books on Kindle. For the most part, Irene writes what she likes to read, which are character-driven stories of alternate realities. She likes to throw her characters into alternate worlds to see how they live their “normal” lives in the midst of magical or technological changes.
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John Edward Lawson has published eight books and over five hundred works in anthologies, magazines, and literary journals worldwide. He is a winner of the Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition; other nominations include the Bram Stoker Award, the Dwarf Stars Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Rhysling Award, and the Wonderland Award. As a freelance editor he has worked for Raw Dog Screaming Press, Double Dragon Publishing, and National Lampoon, has edited seven anthologies, and served as editor-in-chief for The Dream People literary journal. He lives near Washington, DC with his wife and son.
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At Raw Dog Screaming Press
Known as just D in most circles, Deanna Lepsch is a jack-of-all-trades, writer/editor extraordinaire, and artsy-fartsy entrepreneur. After attending Seton Hill University and attaining her degree in Writing Popular Fiction, she spent a few years researching different pursuits (also known as reclaiming a life post grad work!).
Her current focus is on developing her next adventure romance while working on her current work in progress, Unfathomable. Deanna was a contributing writer and co-editor to the Hazard Yet Forward Anthology. When she’s not writing, she’s sewing, modeling, tweeting and of course, brewing and tasting beer.