Film reviewer/screenwriter R. Allen Leider has been writing and telling stories since the fourth grade. He began his career in 1970 at CBS TV Network News as news assistant for The Walter Cronkite TV News. In 1973, he became a Features Writer for The Monster Times, then Associate Editor and Features Writer for Show Magazine. In the 1980's, he was a featured interviewer for Celebrity Magazine, and US Correspondent for both Elite and Glitter Magazines in Canada. His photojournalistic work has been syndicated worldwide by Transworld Features Syndicate. In 1985, he created the original story and screenplay for the independent horror film ''The Oracle'' while working as Art Director and Film Reviewer for New Jersey Living Magazine. This led to him hosting his own radio show 'Cinemascene' on WWFM, Mercer County, New Jersey for five years.
In the 1990's, he started writing short stories based on outlines, themes, notes and projects he had created and saved from high school and college. The first published effort was "An Acquired Taste" in the e-book Flesh and Hunger by Raw Dog Screaming Press. This was followed by entries in Dark Furies, Hear them Roar, Crypto Critters, Bad-Ass Faeries, Barbarians at the Jump Gate, and the upcoming Walrii Project. With Dave Elliott and veteran writer C.J. Henderson, he co-authored A Field Guide to Monsters (2002) and the upcoming A Field Guide to Aliens.
Presently, he writes and edits the online magazine ''The Black Cat Review'' at www.blackcatmedia.com . In 2005, he began working on the Wicca Girl quadrilogy novel/movie project. He lives in Manhattan, NYC with wife Barbara, a medical photographer, and numerous feline Egyptian gods.
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