Welcome to the world of author/editor Norman L. Rubenstein!

Norm spent almost twenty-five years as a litigation attorney in Illinois, most of those as senior partner of the law firm founded by his father back in 1938, then was appointed as a judge for the city of Chicago, where he presided over thousands of trials and hearings, and also taught legal writing and appellate advocacy to first year law students.


Norm also had 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 that ran upon London's famed West End for six months, and a world premiere of an A. R. Gurney play starring George Segal and Betty Buckley in Chicago.


Norm currently resides in the sunny Sonoran Desert near Phoenix, AZ. He is an Active Member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA), and is also a member of the International Thriller Writer's, Inc (ITW).


Norm has had over one hundred published Horror & Thriller Genre book reviews over the past three years. Norm has written a regular column for Fear Zone "Macabre Musings," is 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. He also served a stretch as the reviewer for the Pod Of Horror podcast hosted by author and professional radio host, Mark Justice.


Norm has had extensive experience working freelance as both a copy editor and Associate Editor for a number of Specialty Presses, including Bloodletting Press and Cargo Cult Press, and is currently an Associate Editor for the Black Voltage Series at Thunderstorm Books and is the Editor for Dark Regions Press. Norm is pleased to announce his first hardcover appearance as an author in the forthcoming Thrillers: 100 Must Reads (see below). Norm is also currently working on three screenplays.” Norm is an Active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and is also a member of the International Thriller Writers, Inc. (ITW).

I am very excited that I contributed to Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads.  

Here are some of the sites that I have provided reviews. Links below




















NEW! I am now a member of the editorial staff at Dark Scribe Magazine!

Here is one of my latest reviews.  “Pain”  by Harry Shannon. Click below: