JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne has announced the hiring of Norman L. Rubenstein, of Surprise, Arizona as the company’s newest employee in the position of Senior Editor.
Rubenstein, a former litigation attorney and Administrative Law Judge in Chicago, IL for over twenty years, brings to JounalStone seven years experience as an editor, magazine columnist and horror literature and film reviewer. Rubenstein 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.
Rubenstein has seen well over one hundred of his Horror & Thriller Genre book and film reviews purchased and published over the past seven years, 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.
As an author, Rubenstein has had short fiction stories he’s co-written published in the anthologies Fear Of The Dark, by Horror Bound Magazine Publications (“The Closet” co-authored with Carol Weekes, 20111) and the recent prestigious charity anthology, Horror for Good, Cutting Block Press (“The Widows Laveau” with Steven Booth, 2012). Rubenstein has also published non-fiction, including an essay on H. Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines for the David Morrell and Hank Wagner edited hardcover Anthology, Thrillers: 100 Must Reads from Oceanview Publishing (2010), and the “Editor’s Foreword” to the Dark Regions Press lettered hardcover edition of Gene O’Neill’s HWA Bram Stoker Award™ winning collection Taste Of Tenderloin (2012).
Rubenstein is an active member of both the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Horror Writers Associations (HWA), 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.