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Norman L. Rubenstein
Works at Reviews Editor
Attended Loyola Law School
Lives in Surprise, AZ
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Norman L. Rubenstein – Biography

After graduating from Northwestern University with a dual B.A. degree in Philosophy & Political Science and then from Loyola University of Chicago School Of Law with a J.D. degree, Norm spent over twenty years as a litigation attorney, then was appointed as an Administrative Law Judge for the city of Chicago, where he presided in thousands of trials and hearings. 
Norm also organized and presented a number of rather large science fiction conventions in conjunction with the BBC for their Doctor Who television series and was featured on a nationally televised segment of the Entertainment Tonight TV show back in the 1980's. He went on to co-produce ten stage plays including one, Murder By Misadventure, that ran upon London's famed West End for six months, and a world premiere of an A. R. Gurney play, The Fourth Wall, starring George Segal and Betty Buckley in Chicago. 

Norm, a voracious reader since childhood, currently resides in the sunny Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, AZ, with his Golden Retriever, Sunny and Flat-Coated Retriever, Coco. He is an Active Member of both the Horror Writer's Association (HWA), and of the International Thriller Writer's, Inc (ITW).

Norm has seen well over one hundred of his Horror & Thriller Genre book and film reviews purchased and published over the past seven years. Norm has written a regular column for Fear Zone "Macabre Musings," is and/or has been a regular reviewer for Horror World, a regular columnist for Shroud Magazine, and also, is a reviewer for Cemetery Dance Magazine and Dark Scribe Magazine, as well as serving a stint as the Reviewer for the Pod Of Horror podcast hosted by author and professional radio host, Mark Justice, and is a frequent convention speaker, panelist, and moderator.

Norm has had extensive experience working freelance as an Editor for a number of Specialty Presses, including Bloodletting Press, Cargo Cult Press, Centipede Press, Dark Regions Press, Thunderstorm Books, and most recently was employed as the Editor for Genius Publishing and Associate Publisher of evil Genius Press, his own GP imprint. Norm is proud of the fact that both Bloodletting Press and Dark Regions Press both respectively won the coveted HWA “Best Specialty Press” Stoker award during the time he was employed at each publisher. Norm’s website is Norm is now employed as Senior/Assistant Managing Editor at JournalStone Publishing: 

As an author, Norm is proud to be a contributor to the recently released and multi-award nominated, David Morrell and Hank Wagner edited hardcover Anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must Reads from Oceanview Publishing. Norm’s very first fiction short story -- “The Closet” -- co-authored with noted Canadian author Carol Weekes, appears in the recently released anthology Fear Of The Dark, by Horror Bound Magazine Publications. Norm’s second short story, “The Widows Laveau,” co-written with author and publisher, Steven Booth, has just appeared in the recently released, prestigious charity Anthology, Horror for Good. Norm is currently busy working on a number of screenplays and teleplays and solicited short stories for anthologies and otherwise. 

Norm has been a member of and then served two years as Chair of the HWA’s Stoker Additions Jury, completed a stint as the Chair of the 2011 HWA’s Stoker Anthology Jury, and has most recently started his second year as Co-Chair of the HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards™ Committee.

  • Loyola Law School
    Law- J.D., 1976 - 1979
  • Northwestern University
    B.A. Philosophy (H) & Political Science, 1973 - 1976
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January 9
I am an author, columnist and editor and a retired litigation attorney and Administrative Law Judge
  • Reviews Editor
    Hellnotes & Dark Discoveries Magazine, present
  • JournalStone Publishing
    Managing Editor, present
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