Ray Van Horn Jr
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Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a journalist, columnist and concert photographer for multiple national periodicals such as AMP, Metal Maniacs, Impose, Pit, Caustic Truths, Angst, Hails & Horns and Loud Fast Rules, aside from regular contributions to Music Dish.com as well as Live4Metal.com, Rough Edge.com, Pivotal Alliance.com and AllThingsMetal.net.
Ray has interviewed over 200 musicians and figureheads in the industry, as well as horror film personalities such as Betsy Palmer and directors Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris and Don Coscarelli.
Ray is the author of the thriller novel “Mentor” and has had his short fiction published at many outlets such as Antipodean SF, Anotherealm and Story Bytes. Five of Ray’s stories were collected in the Cyber Age Adventures anthology “Playing Solitaire.”
He is also the winner of Quantum Muse’s short fiction contest for 1999.
Ray is a frequenter of the open mike poetry scene in his home state of Maryland and has been featured three times at area venues.
A former hockey analyst and beat writer for a local newspaper, Ray’s diversity in journalism has led to the production of a nonfiction music project currently in process entitled “Headbangers: An Endless State of Rebellion.” He is also at work on his first collection of poetry.
For some of Ray’s freestyle writing on music and other topics please check out his blog entitled “Pulses, Verses and Other Flotsam” at this link: http://rayvanhornjr.blogspot.com/
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