In our desire to bring you, our faithful readers and audience, only the very best content, we have reached out to the people who know how to do cool stuff and asked them to share that knowledge here on the site. It’s only right to give them a mention so without further adieu:

Past Contributing Nerds

The Booze Nerd

Andy Romine – You can follow Andy’s adventures in reading, writing, and drinking over at his blog: He recommends you never drink and write and only rarely drink and read. Drinking while following his blog is optional and occasionally encouraged.


The Review Nerd

Catherine Russell is an author living in NE Ohio. Her work has been published in the ‘Best of Friday Flash – Volume One’ and ‘Volume Two’ anthologies, Lightning Flash magazine, Metro Fiction, and Flash Me magazine. She shares her life with her high school sweetheart, their son, and two ferocious puppies in the Wilds of Ohio while writing and learning more about the craft every day. More of her writing can be found on her blog –


The Review Nerd

Paul Weimer was born and raised in Staten Island, the forgotten borough of New York City.

After a stint in California better glossed over, he has lived and worked for the last 8 years in the Great White North that is Minnesota.

In the real world, he works at a mundane job having nothing to do with speculative fiction except when he plies his colleagues with SF references…


The Music Nerd

Mike Frighetto is married with two kids and the memory of a great dog. And now a new puppy to make things interesting. He is writing music reviews for the Functional Nerds but also blogs over at Everything Under the Sun and has a twitter feed you should follow.

He’s also from Chicago, home of the best damned deep dish pizza around. And the best damned thin crust pizza too. Heck, it’s just the best damned pizza no matter what kind you want… (this is all ATFMB saying this about pizza…)


The Fitness Nerd

Sandra Wickham has been a coach and fitness trainer for over twelve years and is new to the writing world. Her friends call her a needle crafting aficionado, health guru and ninja-in-training. Sandra’s short stories have appeared in Evolve, Vampires of the New Undead, Chronicles of the Order and the sequel to Evolve releasing later this year.

You can visit her at


The Art Nerd

Galen Smith is an artist who hangs out with her sketchbook, drawing weird stuff and illustrating for anthologies and magazines. Her online portfolio is at, her art blog is, and she just started as the art director at Dagan Books. She can be found most days on her Twitter account: @galendara.


The Retro Nerd
Don Pizarro has been subsisting on red-eyes and gallows humor for almost forty years. His work has appeared at McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Crossed Genres, Reflection’s Edge, the anthologies Rigor Amortis and Cthulhurotica, and other places, and he’s the co-editor of the upcoming anthology Bibliotheca Fantastica. He lives in upstate New York where he pushes paper, plays with Filipino fighting sticks and knives, and is a non-skating official for the local roller derby league.


The RP Nerd
J.T. Evans morphed into an avid role player at the tender age of ten with the release of the Dungeons & Dragons red box set. The vision of a warrior fighting a dragon on the cover of the box caused a new passion to leap upon J.T.. He’s explored more worlds, planes, star systems, and settings than he can remember. When J.T’s not tossing dice around the table with his friends, he works on his fantasy novels at his home outside Monument, CO.


Our list of contributing nerds is growing every day, so check back often for changes!

Past Contributors

The Comic Book Nerd

Kate Sherrod – An avid comic book collector, Kate Sherrod live-tweets her way through her weekly haul from the shop using the Twitter hashtag #SundayComics, choosing her favorite each week for this column. She also blogs about books, films, television and culture at and for Guerilla Geek (, is an occasional contributor to other people’s podcasts, including ours, and is a regular narrator for ShadowCastAudio, a dark fiction anthology podcast. You may also know her as the poet behind Suppertime Sonnets, where she wrote and posted a geeky Shakespearean sonnet every day for over two years.


The Review Nerd

John H. Stevens is a writer, bookseller, & fantastika geek of ancient years. When not doing something bookish he raises a padawan. . . er, toddler.

He is a columnist for SFSignal and Apex, has his own blog, and can be stalked on Twitter.


The Food Nerd

John Remy – Some authors write their obsessions, and John Nakamura Remy writes stories about amorous mushroom people, steampunk calamari and foodie zombies. Perhaps he was destined become The Food Nerd, but we can only hope that he’s never asked to do a S*x Nerd column.

He also blogs at and


The Review Nerd

Andrew Liptak – Freelance writer, historian and all-around geek, Andrew Liptak hails from Vermont, where he lives with his wife and an ever-growing library.


The Tech Nerd

Carrie Cuinn is a writer, editor, small press publisher, computer geek, and amiable raconteur. In her spare time she reads, makes things, takes other things apart, and sometimes gets a new tattoo. Learn more at


The Review Nerd

Jaym Gates wears too many hats. Some of those hats might be zombies. Her hatrack can be found here. She writes book reviews for, edits books like Rigor Amortis, writes original fiction and also blogs over at

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