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Larry at the mikeLawrence Santoro

Founding Host

Award-winning writer and narrator, Lawrence Santoro began writing dark tales at age five.

In 2001 his novella “God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe’s “The Tree Is My Hat,” was also Stoker nominated. In 2003, his Stoker-recommended “Catching” received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s 17th Annual “Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror” anthology. In 2004, “So Many Tiny Mouths” was cited in the anthology’s 18th edition. In the 20th, his novella, “At Angels Sixteen,” from the anthology A DARK AND DEADLY VALLEY, was similarly honored.

Larry’s first novel, “Just North of Nowhere“, was published in 2007. A collection of his short fiction, “Drink for the Thirst to Come“, was published in 2011. He lived in Chicago with his wife Tycelia.

Stephen KilpatrickStephen Kilpatrick


Editor Stephen Kilpatrick is a IT professional living and working in northern Virginia. He has an associates degree in culinary arts and has also spent several years working in kitchens.

Stephen Kilpatrick also narrates for Tales to Terrify (and occasional for our neighbor in the District of Wonders- Crime City Central). His first aired narration was O. D. Hegre’s Just Tearing Me Apart, which aired on episode 60.

He was born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, but has lived in Detroit, Denver, and Tampa prior to coming to rest in northern Virginia, just west of Washington D.C.

He loves the outdoors, particularly bicycling and hiking.

Philip OldhamPhilip Oldham

Philip Oldham is a Colorado native. A jack of all trades, working in everything from construction to retail to IT. He’s currently working on getting his degree in English and Digital Media Production. Living near Denver with Sweeney Todd, the psycho cannibal cat, Philip enjoys reading, gaming, and figuring out how to not burn his kitchen down while making something delicious. He’s joined the District with the hope of giving something back to the podiocast and the community which has brought such fun and adventure to his life.

Scott SilkScott Silk

Submission Editor
Scott Silk spends long days staring into the dark heart of corporations and is forbidden to speak about what he sees there. In his spare time, his interests include reading, writing, urban gardening, travelling, foreign cuisine, tattoos, social justice, cartoons, growing his hair out, and not wearing pants. Originally from rural western Pennsylvania, he now lives in Brooklyn with his boyfriend, two cats, and a collection of houseplants. He can sometimes be found babbling about speculative fiction and his other interests on Twitter @ScottSilk13

Laura NealisLaura Nealis

Intern/Assistant Editor
Laura attends the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and will be entering her junior year. She’s studying to get her BA in Creative Writing and a minor in Spanish. She switched her major six times in four semesters and is delighted with her final choice. When she’s not studying she spends her free time volunteering at the local nursing homes, soup kitchens, and elementary schools in the Champaign area. Her experience with Tales to Terrify began with Cher Eaves, the editor of Crime City Central and Tales to Terrify, emailing the Creative Writing department at the U of I for students interested in submitting stories for the podcast. Laura’s story first completed story “Letter to My Son” was used as the main feature for the 46th podcast of Crime City Central with the acclaimed authors Brock Adams and Paul D. Brazill. Cher then offered to help her obtain university credit in exchange for some extra help with the show. Although a Chicago native, she plans to move out to West when the opportunity finally presents itself.

Tony C. Smith


Host/Editor/Producer of Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast.

Josh LeuzeJosh Leuze


Josh Leuze is a WordPress developer from Minnesota who loves making websites. He builds and maintains all of the sites in the District of Wonders.

When not building websites in his basement, Josh can be found doodling with his kids at the kitchen table, digging in the garden, or pedaling his bike around town.


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