|BLOOD MOON RISING STAFF
|It takes a few but dedicated group of people to keep BMR Magazine
running to provide you with all the content. Here is a peek at our
|AL Vermette - Publisher / Writer
The Demonic Lord AL J. Vermette is the founder of Sapphire Publications which
opened in 1999. Since then he has created and released the horror magazines
Blood Moon Rising, The Horror Writer and Werewolf Magazine. He is the author
of the books Lycanthrope: Nature of The Beast, They Hunt By Night and the
fantasy series Lucan: Heart of The Warrior and Lucan: Serpents Rein. His newest
Sapphire universe and his first straight up thriller.
Vermette's work can also be found in the print magazines Happy Halloween
Magazine, The Hacker's Source, Tales From The Still Beating Heart, The Horror
Fiction Review, and Hybrid Moments. His writings can also be found on the web
sites Werewolfcafe.com and Werewolfpage.com. He is also the creator of the
Halloween Horror Rock Show Blood Fest and the Institute of Horror, Fantasy &
Science Fiction, both held at the Queens Flushing Library to date. Along with his
teaching publication The Horror Writer Vermette runs a series of class rooms for
writing and publishing in and out of the horror genre. Along with writing, AL J.
Vermette also dabbles in film making and would love to turn his book They Hunt
By Night into a feature film along with his Lucan series.
|D.W. Jones - Editor / Writer
D.W. Jones has lived in Queens, NY all his life. During the day, he works in a law
firm as a supervisor. Growing up, he was never a big fan of horror movies, but
one day realized that he enjoyed the thrill and excitement of horror movies. In early
2000, he was approached to join a new upcoming horror magazine. This began
his career as a short story horror writer for BMR. Since then, he done interviews,
articles and host Bloody Book Reviews for BMR, The Horror Writer and Werewolf
Magazine. In addition to that he has published his first short story collection Dark
Recently he has accepted his new role as webmaster for the BMR Magazine
website. He continues to write and looks forward to publishing his first novel
sometime in the near future.
|Dark Soul - Writer
Dark Soul has become Blood Moon Rising's mascot over the years with his long
black coat and skull mask. He is said to be the grand son of no other then Jack
The Ripper. He has lived in the U.S. most of his life. He started with Blood Moon
RIsing since its start in 2000. He hosts the BMR Horror Rock Party Blood Fest
and is our horror convention field agent. Dark Soul is BMRs movie reviewer and
sees BMR ruling the world in the years ahead.
|William H. Pratt - Editor / Writer
William H. Pratt has been with Sapphire Publications since the beginning and has
written for Blood Moon Rising from issue #1 in June 2000. William who comes
from Louisville KY where he met our publisher AL J. Vermette. He has moved
around over the years and now lives in CT with his wife Mary and two kids.
William has worked his way up from staff writer to co-editor to editor of BMR, The
Horror Writer and Werewolf Magazine. He hopes to be a part of the Sapphire
Family until the end of time.
|Sandy Reece - Artist
I've been drawing all my life. I started out copying Marvel Comics on brown paper
bags and even making little tattoos on my Barbie dolls. Then I Moved up to the El
Marko graphitti on my school desks. Of course this became my obsession now. It
was time to start sending things out. BMR was the first to publish my art. I love
doing the horror art. I can work with airbrush, oilsand pastels or pretty much
anything. I'm currently working on my Turbo Bich Comics. It's about the horrors of
working retail. Hope you enjoy my work.
Blood and Kisses, Sandy Reece
|Andrew Davis - Intern
Andrew is the newest member of the BMR staff. As a big fan of the magazine and the
website, he begged and pleaded to do something for the magazine. So we decided to
give him a shot. He lives in a small town in upstate NY with his dog, Butch.
|Danny Jones - Intern
Danny has been a behind the scenes assistant to the Sapphire Publications and
Blood Moon Rising Magazine. Being taught in the dark side in life, he has helped
in many BMR logo through his interest in computer. Let's just hope he doesn't go
|Rose Titus - Writer
Rose Titus works two jobs to support her writing habit. She exists somewhere in
cold, dreary New England, with two manipulative cats and a very out of date
Macintosh with which she creates horror and fantasy fiction. She also has a
restored classic car to ride around while in search of adventure.
For travel she has stayed for the night in an allegedly haunted castle, has taken a
boat ride on Loch Ness, and has visited the fabled Bermuda Triangle without
Her work has previously appeared in Lost Worlds, Lynx Eye, Bog Gob,
Mausoleum, Midnight Times, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Bugle, Weird
Terrain, Descend, Wicked Wheels, The Dead River Review, and other literary
magazines. Her novella Night Home has been published with Bathory Gate Press
and is available with Amazon, Barnes and Noble .com and Smashwords.
When she’s not writing or working or messing around with her old Buick, she waits
by her mailbox for the next issue of Fortean Times to arrive.
|Kraven the She Wolf
Blood Moon Rising's, spin-off Werewolf Magazine, and now joins BMR since
Issue #47. Her articles in BMR called Terror Tube feature horror on the small
screen of television. As her name implies Kraven, a skinwaker, is able to
shape-shift at will but only does so when she is feeling the need to run or
attacked. She lives in Louisville Kentucky with her two cubs and husband Brice.