Our Staff

Shawn Garrett

Shawn Garrett: Co-Editor

Shawn M. Garrett is the co-editor of PSEUDOPOD and either the dumbest smart man or the smartest dumb man you ever met. Thanks to a youth spent in the company of Richard Matheson, Vincent Price, Carl Kolchak & Jupiter Jones, he has pursued a life-long interest in the thrilling, the horrific and the mysterious – be it in print, film, art or audio. He has worked as a sewerage groundskeeper, audio transcription editor, pornography enabler, insurance letter writer – he was once paid by Marvel Comics to pastiche the voice of Stan Lee in promotional materials and he spends his days converting old pulp fiction into digital form for minimal pay. He now lives near the ocean in a small metal box and he hopes that becoming a Yuggothian brain-in-a-jar is a viable future, as there is NO WAY he will ever read all the books he has on his lists, or listen to all the music he wants to hear. Everything that he is he owes to his late sister Susan, a shining star in the pre-internet world of fan-fiction, who left this world unexpectedly in 2010. Shawn was brought on as an Associate Editor in 2008, and he became Editor in 2011.

Alex Hofelich, Co-Editor

Alex Hofelich is Co-Editor of Pseudopod and pictured here at Trader Vic’s Atlanta. You can find him at tiki bars, local bookstores, microbreweries, and family-owned eateries. Like most tigers, Alex is made up of dragonflies and katydids, but mostly chewed-up little kids. Alex started assisting PseudoPod in 2009, and was brought on as an Associate Editor in 2011. He became Assistant Editor in 2013, and joined Shawn Garrett as co-Editor in 2015. He is currently serving as President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writers Association and is a regular host of their Southern Nightmare Reading Series.

Alasdair Stuart, Host (he/him)

Alasdair Stuart is a professional enthusiast, pop culture analyst, writer and voice actor. He co-owns the Escape Artists podcasts and co-hosts both Escape Pod and PseudoPod.

Alasdair is an Audioverse Award winner, a multiple award finalist including the Hugo, the Ignyte, and the BFA, and has won the Karl Edward Wagner award twice. He writes the multiple-award nominated weekly pop culture newsletter THE FULL LID.

Alasdair’s latest non-fiction is Through the Valley of Shadows, a deep-dive into the origins of Star Trek’s Captain Pike from Obverse Books. His game writing includes ENie-nominated work on the Doctor Who RPG and After The War from Genesis of Legend.

A frequent podcast guest, Alasdair also co-hosts Caring Into the Void with Brock Wilbur and Jordan Shiveley. His voice acting credits include the multiple-award winning The Magnus Archives, The Secret of St. Kilda, and many more.

Visit alasdairstuart.com for all the places he blogs, writes, streams, acts, and tweets.

Alasdair joined the PseudoPod team as the host of episode 048 in 2007. He liked it so much he later bought the company.

Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell, Assistant Editor

Scott Campbell searches for battles that will increase his skills for the battles to come.  The slush pile underneath Pseudopod Towers is a worthy opponent.  He also writes, directs, and performs for the queer (in every sense of the word) cabaret The Mickee Faust Club.  He also write far too infrequently at the official online home of the Sleep Deprivation Institute (and pop culture website) Needcoffee.com.  He lives in Florida with absolutely no pets. Scott joined the team in 2016, become Web Wrangler in 2021, and promoted to Assistant Editor in 2022.

Kat Day

Kat Day, Assistant Editor

Kat Day is a PhD chemist who was once a teacher. She found that too scary, so now she edits a horror podcast. By day, she works as an editor and proofreader of scientific materials, with bits of freelance article and book-writing thrown in. By night she… mostly does all the stuff she hasn’t managed to do during the day. Her non-fiction can be found in various places, including in the Crash Course Organic Chemistry series. Her fiction can be found at Daily Science Fiction and Cast of Wonders among others. You can follow her on Twitter at @chronicleflask , or check out her blogs, The Chronicle Flask and The Fiction Phial. She lives with her husband, two children and cat in Oxfordshire, England. She thinks black coffee is far superior to tea, and the purple liquid on the stovetop is none of your concern. Kat joined the team in 2019, and became assistant editor in 2021.

Chelsea Davis, Audio Producer and Associate Editor

Chelsea Davis is an Audio Producer for Pseudopod. She is a freelance writer and radio producer with an interest in all things weird, and has published stories on topics from cosmetic surgery to zombie musicals. You can fill your eye-holes and your ear-holes with her work by visiting her website, https://chelseamdavis.net, and can subscribe to her monthly newsletter about horror and comedy film at Shrieks and Howls. When Chelsea isn’t busy making stories, she studies them as a PhD candidate in English literature at Stanford University. Her research focuses on horror and the Gothic–meaning she gets to read, write about, and teach creeptastic stuff all the livelong day. Chelsea joined the PseudoPod team as an Associate Editor in 2015 and an Audio Producer in 2016.


Brian Lieberman, Community Manager

Brian Lieberman is the PseudoPod Community Manager and erstwhile associate editor. By day, he’s practicing the ancient art of development at a small marketing agency. By night, he parties up with his friends to slay demons and other baddies. He lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and a pair of adorable rats. Brian joined the PseudoPod team as Community Manager in 2007 and was an Associate Editor from 2012 to 2019.

Meghan Ball, Associate Editor

Meghan Ball (she/her) is a writer and editor whose work has appeared at Tor.com, Tor Nightfire, the Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, io9.com, Uncanny Magazine, and Fireside Fiction. She has also appeared on several podcasts including co-hosting Caring Into The Void and edited the successfully Kickstarter-funded 1, 2, 3 Action! role playing game. When not writing, she listens to an unhealthy amount of music, plays guitar, rolls terribly in D&D, and does cross stitch. You can find her on twitter @eldritchgirl and discover more of her work at her website eldritchwrites.com. She lives in a weird part of New Jersey.  They joined the team in 2021.

Carson Ash Beker, Associate Editor

Carson Beker/ Ash (they/them) is a hybrid storyteller, experience creator, and ghost cat fighting the apocalypse, co-founder of The Escapery Pirate Art Collective and Queer Cat Productions Theater Company. Their stories are upcoming or found in Joyland, Fairy Tale Review, Spunk, Foglifter, Gigantic Sequins, and on ships and in cemeteries and on stages. They are proud to be a Lambda writer and graduate of Clarion West 2018. They can be found at CarsonBeker.com; QueerCatProductions.com, at Escapery.org. They are most definitely haunted. They were part of the team from 2019 to 2021 and returned in 2023.

Steph P. Bianchini

Steph P. Bianchini, Associate Editor

Steph P. Bianchinilives in Scotland after (regretfully) relocating from East Asia. They are a scientist and an academic by professional practice and a historian by education. They blog about the space sector, speculative fiction, and Japanese manga at The Earthian Hivemind (earthianhivemind.net) and edit the ezine “Frozen Wavelets” (https://frozenwavelets.com/of speculative flash fiction and poetry.  As a fiction writer, Steph is a member of SFWA and HWA, writing under the byline Russell Hemmell. Their short stories and poetry have appeared in various publications, including AurealisCast of WondersFlame Tree PressThe Grievous Angel, and others. They joined the team in 2020.

Shawna Borman, Associate Editor

Shawna Borman graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in 2012 with a B.A. in English specializing in Creative Writing. During her time at SMU, she won second place in the school’s annual fiction contest, as well as the Margaret Terry Crooks Award for Most Outstanding Creative Writing Student. She earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, specializing in popular fiction, from the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast program in January 2015. Though she dabbles in all genres, her true love is horror. Whether dealing with your average socially awkward serial killer or an angel/demon/mortal hybrid entering the terrible teens, Shawna is most at ease visiting with the voices in her head. She resides in Texas with her father. She was an Associate Editor from 2017 to 2019 and rejoins the team in 2020.

Tad Callin

Tad Callin, Associate Editor

Tad Callin has been a lot of things, but he is most proud of being a father and writer. His previous published work includes an urban fantasy story, “Silver,” published on the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine podcast, and his self—published memoir, Tad’s Happy Funtime. One day, he hopes to return to the desert Southwest with his family, but for now, he enjoys living in Baltimore.  He was an Associate Editor from 2016 to 2019 and in 2020 and rejoins the team in 2023.

Cecilia Dockins, Associate Editor

Cecilia Dockins resides near Nashville, Tennessee. Over the years, she has slung cocktails in bars, instruments in surgical suites, ink on paper, and possibly a curse word or two. She’s an Odyssey Writing Workshop graduate and former University of Maine: Stonecoast student, a failed academic, loner, dreamer, damn-good angler, and professional book hoarder. Cecilia started with PseudoPod in 2017, took a short break and rejoined the team in 2021. She served as one of the guest editors for Artemis Rising 6 for March 2019.

Graeme Dunlop

Graeme Dunlop, Associate Editor, Extrusions Host, plus a number of emeritus positions

Graeme Dunlop is a construct of his own mind and thus extremely hard to grasp. He has no discernible skills and often wonders how he became co-editor of a respected fantasy podcast, audio producer of a horror podcast, host and co-founder of a respected YA podcast, and IT Barbarian for a podcast company.

In alternate futures he is Muad’Dib, or a drunken bum living in a skip, or reincarnated as a dog, or living happily in the now.

He’s also a voice actor, with narrations for each of the Escape Artists podcasts.

He lives in Melbourne, Australia with his lovely wife Amanda. They have a crazy boy dog called Jake. Graeme has been involved with Escape Artists since 2008 and PseudoPod since 2011.

Jamie Grimes, Associate Editor

Jamie is a writer, editor, document designer, occasional English professor, and full-time curmudgeon. He holds a MA in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University, where he also wrangles cats and occasionally provides information systems support. He lives with his far superior wife, his indefatigable kid, and the platonic ideal of dog.  Jamie joined the team in 2020.

Adrian Howard, Associate Editor

Adrian Howard helps teams get better at delivering software products for a living. People don’t pay him to write bad fiction or run silly interactive micro-fiction experiments (but he does it anyway). Adrian spends his day vacillating wildly between Impostor Syndrome & the Dunning-Kruger effect while tweeting about drinking coffee. No matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs, never feed him after midnight. Adrian joined the team in 2015.

T.M. Morgan, Associate Editor

T.M. Morgan lives in Southern Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay with his wife and children. A longtime IT project manager for nonprofits, wandering traveler, and musician (a year playing jazz bass at Berklee School of Music), he has also been writing horror and dark fantasy off and on for twenty years (though only started to take it seriously recently). You can read his stories in Lamplight, Vastarien, Penumbric, and in a number of anthologies, including the upcoming Tales From Omnipark.  He joined the team in 2020.

Christi Nogle, Associate Editor

Christi Nogle is a longtime college composition teacher who lives in Boise, Idaho with her partner Jim and their dogs and cat. You can listen to more of her stories at Escape Pod, Tales to Terrify, and The Wicked Library–or read her most recent stories in the literary journals Vastarien and Hermine Annual.  Christi  joined the team in 2020.


Kitty Sarkozy, Associate Editor

KittyKitty Sarkozy is a speculative fiction writer, actor and robot girlfriend. Kitty is an alumnus of Superstars Writing Seminar , a member of the Apex Writers Group, and the Horror Writer’s Association. Several large cats allow her to live with them in Marietta GA, She enjoys tending the extensive gardens, where she hides the bodies. For a list of her publications, acting credits or to engage her services on your next project go to kittysarkozy.com.  Kitty joined the team in 2018.

M. M. Schill, Associate Editor

M. M. Schill currently resides in North Florida. She’s a writer, award-winning baker, graphic designer, and illustrator. When she’s not creating, she studies and teaches martial arts. Outside of those pursuits, she’s an outspoken advocate for abuse survivors. She maintains close ties to local survivor volunteer groups and help-centers. She often writes on the topic when she isn’t crafting in her speculative fiction worlds.  M.M. joined the team in 2018.

Joshua Tuttle, Associate Editor

Josh is an academic who studies “Spooky literature,” considered broadly. He primarily studies 18th-century Gothic fiction, but has heard that there was good work published after 1800 too—one day his reading will catch up and he’ll find out. (Currently he’s somewhere in 1788, but is gaining rapidly in 1790.) He has a few creative publication credits and has worked for several little magazines, but these days he primarily writes academic essays and academic book reviews, which makes being within tentacle-reach of Pseudopod Towers very important to him. His most recent book review was of Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange, a 2017 monograph by Adam Scovell (review published in Gothic Studies Journal 22.3). His most recent essay (in press) is titled “Dancing in the Ruins: Toward an Affect Narratology of the Spooky.” He’ll tell you where it’s forthcoming once it’s in print.
Josh is also the founder and current eternal Chairman of The Spooky Society. Sometimes he posts meeting notes, Spooky Things he finds interesting, reviews, or generic musings on the Society’s website (www.spookyscarysociety.com).  Josh joined the team in 2020, so it must all be his fault. Sorry, guys.
Anna I. Wu

Anna I. Wu, Associate Editor

Anna I. Wu was a croupier and network engineer. She is now a writer of slipstream and satire. You can follow her on Twitter @_LadyOrTheTiger. Anna joined the team in 2022.

Jessi Ann York, Associate Editor

Jessi Ann York is a horror writer whose debut short story is forthcoming in Vastarien: A Literary Journal. She currently serves as the Content Editor of the official Text Request blog and as the Marketing Associate & Webmaster at Authors At Large. Her fiction centers around women who take comfort in using the macabre as a window to understanding their daily anxieties. Through writing and research, she’s come to love the things that used to scare her (like the three baby tarantulas she’s raising).  Jessi joined the team in 2020.

Everett Miller

Everett Miller, Editorial Intern 

Everett Miller is a student at Penn State studying English Literature with a focus on horror, the gothic, and folktales. He spends most of his free time writing short stories and for his D&D game or listening to music. He intends to begin the process of applying to graduate schools to see where he’ll end up for the next chunk of his life. But, for now, he’s mostly found shuffling about in the stacks of Penn State’s Library like an overworked ghoul.

Cindy Rodi

Cindy Rodi, Editorial Intern (she/her) 

Cindy is an honors student at Penn State University studying English and music. She is also currently working on her master’s degree in creative fiction writing, where she typically finds herself writing either creepy or romantic stories (often both!). When she isn’t busily running around campus, she loves relaxing at home with a cup of coffee and a comfort show or podcast. You’ll often find her with cute and sparkly makeup on her face and dark and twisted stories in her AirPods. She joined the team in 2023.