About the Author
“Journalist Tea Krulos has made a curious and enlightening career out of examining groups of people with odd beliefs.” — Skeptical Inquirer
“For some reason, though some of his observations are alarming, whenever I read Tea’s work I feel better because of his level-headed reportage and humor.” –Lee Gutowski, editor, Riverwest Currents
Tea Krulos is a freelance writer and author from Milwaukee, WI. He is a regular contributor to publications such as the Riverwest Currents, Milwaukee Record, M magazine, Fortean Times, Alcoholmanac, and the Shepherd Express.
He has also been published in a wide variety of other publications including the New York Press, The Guardian, Boston Phoenix, Scandinavian Traveler, Maximumrocknroll, Doctor Who Magazine, The Onion’s “A.V. Club” section, and Pop Mythology.
Some of his favorite subjects to explore and write about include unique subcultures, people, and places, as well as art, music, and pop culture.
As an author:
Krulos’s first book is a non-fiction titled Heroes in the Night: Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement. It was published in October 2013 by Chicago Review Press. Heroes in the Night is a thorough investigation of a movement or subculture of people who call themselves “Real Life Super Heroes” and adopt their own costumed personas and hit the street to fight injustice.
His second book, Monster Hunters: On the Trail With Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators, was published June 2015, also from Chicago Review Press. It was a finalist in the Midwest Book Awards and made several reading lists ranging from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to Cult of Weird. You can buy the book here: http://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/monster-hunters-products-9781613749814.php
Krulos’s third book with Chicago Review Press is titled Apocalypse Any Day Now: Deep Underground with America’s Doomsday Preppers (April 2019) and is about “apocalypse culture. You can find the book here: www.chicagoreviewpress.com/ApocalypseAnyDayNow
Krulos has two books out in 2020.
American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness (August 25, 2020, Feral House) examines the life of conspiracy theorist Richard McCaslin and how conspiracy developed into the zeitgeist of our times. Pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1627310967/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i5
Wisconsin Legends & Lore (The History Press) explores Wisconsin folklore, ghost stories, and urban legends.
A weekly column, “Tea’s Weird Week,” appears on this site. The first year of columns were collected into a Kindle e-book, Tea’s Weird Week: 2019 Review: CLICK HERE.
Krulos has also contributed to the following anthologies:
–The Supernatural in Society, Culture, and History (edited by Marc Eaton and Dennis Waskul, Temple University Press, 2018). Krulos wrote chapter 10, “Cryptozoology: the Hunt for Hidden Animals and Monsters” for this sociology study. More info HERE.
–Ka-pow! (edited by Caroline Dombrowski, Timid Pirate Publishing, 2013). This anthology includes an excerpt from Heroes in the Night.
Krulos has also had his words of wisdom quoted (accurately, even!) in the following books:
–Live and Let Live: Diversity, Conflict, and Community in an Integrated Neighborhood by Evelyn M. Perry, University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
–The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes to Life by Nick Redfern, New Page Books, 2018.