As many of you may know, IMJ has been astonishingly popular since the beginning. And while we are (and always will be) amazed and humbled by your support, kind words and well wishes… This introductory column isn’t about the past.
It’s about the exciting transformation poised to overtake Inveterate Media Junkies– and the fine creators (and their efforts) who will quickly turn this site into one of the most intelligent, thoughtful places dedicated to Geeks everywhere and anywhere.
And this is just Wave One!
Never fear, many of your favorite columns and contributors are still here. We’re just going to add some fantastic new ones. So without any more words from me, here are just four of the new Inveterate Media Junkies Stars whose work you have to look forward to on a regular monthly (and even more often) basis!
Please welcome them with open arms– and embrace their various projects!
Unable to settle for knowing just one thing, Aimee Kuzenski has turned her life into a quest to know all the things. With degrees in both theater and electrical engineering– and a voracious interest in the world around her– she spends her days as a technical writer and her evenings writing fantasy, science fiction and romance. She also practices Filipino Stick Fighting, which could be the best stress relief ever.
Her first novel, Eye of the Storm, is a modern fantasy about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. She’s currently working on the sequel to that book, as well as a romance novel about swingers and non-monogamy. When not writing, Aimee gobbles up Movies, TV, Books… And her friends’ time.
Pete Mohs is a musician in Minneapolis who’s been playing instruments for most of his life. Pete’s earliest musical memories are piano lessons in the second grade and singing way-too-loudly at grade school concerts. These days, his instrument of choice is the guitar– and he has a small family of them. (He does have a favorite, just don’t tell the others.)
Pete’s been playing guitar since the day after his 18th birthday, started his first band six months after that… And hasn’t stopped dreaming of being a rock star. He’s recorded acoustic instrumental music, songs with bands for compilations– and a full album. He currently plays guitar in the Minneapolis cover band FlashMob!.
An avid golfer, Pete can often be found on the course (when it’s nice out) or watching it at home swinging his clubs in his living room. This, of course, is when he’s not practicing his guitar.
Armed with an English degree from Ripon College and an MBA from Chicago’s Stuart School of Business, Blake Hausladen has enjoyed a sixteen-year career in the shadowed back-office realms of the financial industry. He currently works in Chicago and writes in his free time. You can find Blake on tour promoting Native Silver— Book Two of the Vesteal Series. (See his schedule at Rook Creek Books.)
Stephanie M. Wytovich is the Poetry Editor for Raw Dog Screaming Press, a book reviewer for Nameless Magazine, and a well-known coffee addict. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and a graduate student in Seton Hill University’s MFA program for Writing Popular Fiction. Stephanie’s poetry collection, HYSTERIA, can be found here.