Meet the Writers
Meredith Alloway is a LA local and Texas native. She is currently Senior Editor at TheScriptLab.com where she focuses on screenwriting education and entertainment resources. She also launched her own interview show “All the Way with Alloway” where she scoops the latest up and coming industry insiders.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Aly Owen is a fiction writer and poet studying creative writing and psychology at the University of Southern California. In her spare time, she loves cooking and indulging her sweet tooth and plans to attend culinary school after she graduates.
Kristen Creager is a marketer and musician, originally from Michigan. Her favorite thing about the city is the inspiring creativity and energy that flows through it. You can connect with Kristen on Twitter @kristencreag.
Hi, I’m Chris. I build online products and help people move to Los Angeles. I’m a product developer at a start-up where we help thousands of students build their professional networks, create their own online businesses, overcome social anxiety, and lose weight & build muscle. Prior to this, I worked with NYT Bestselling author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (The Given Day, Shutter Island, and Mystic River, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, Bloodline). I started out my career asking Sony executives if they’d like their salad dressing on the side.
Kristena Deyon is a contributing writer for ImMovingtoLA.com, originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She is also an Executive Recruiter for a retained executive search firm in Beverly Hills.
Tim is a born and raised Southern Californian. When he's not working as a law clerk in Pasadena, Tim enjoys watching movies and TV, discovering new music, and eating the latest food craze. He's also a huge Dodgers and Lakers fan.
Eric Scott is a freelance web developer and motion graphics artist. He lives in Santa Monica, is the intellectual type, is currently single, and is the creator of a high traffic blog called, From Joe to Jack.
Ary Yogeswary is a writer and a former 25 year resident of Jakarta, the most populous city in Southeast Asia. She recently moved to Los Angeles and describes LA as 'refreshing and fun', and credits Angelenos' as a great source of inspiration for her writing.
Michael Hernandez is a senior at California State University, Long Beach, studying business and journalism. A central valley native, he moved to southern California to finish his education last summer and isn’t leaving anytime soon. When he’s not writing, studying or reading Bukowski, he’s likely exploring Long Beach’s diverse nightlife. Michael graduates in May 2015 with plans to either become a struggling writer or run for president (TBD).
Ian Michael Shahbaz grew up in the bubble known as Torrance, CA but has since branched out and now lives in the city of Los Angeles. He has been an LA Galaxy fan since 1996 and has also lived in San Francisco, DC, and Berlin.
Jennifer Adams was raised in Florida but now resides in Los Angeles. She currently attends Mount St Mary's University for her Masters in Counseling Psychology to become a MFT Therapist. She also works as a Behavioral Therapist to children with Autism and will be launching a non-profit organization soon!
Cindy Freeman is the Host/Producer of Film Method, a website designed to introduce newer filmmakers to the ins and outs of the industry through in-depth conversations with professional filmmakers.
Jennifer Le is a proud California girl who is passionate about travel and the written word. As a writer for Locale Magazine, she contributes regular online and print articles about fashion, food, and the Southern California lifestyle. You can keep up with her publications at jenniferdle.contently.com, or find her tweeting @JenniferDLe.
Ea Nicole Madrigal was born and raised in Southern California. She has been an associate producer for the television show, "Rough Draft with Reza Aslan", as well as a contributor for SBNation.com, and a writer for several independent newspapers across the San Gabriel Valley. She also has been published by Smash Magazine, Vagus Nerve, The Rebel Yell, Boletin, and Pacific Historical Review.
Rachel Bennet Steury is a graduate of Indiana University, the Indiana Institute of Technology and UMASS Amherst. She moved to LA in July and wanders the San Fernando Valley on an endless search for truth, coffee and cheap things to do…@BennettSteury
Michael Singh is a recent graduate of UC Riverside where he majored in Unemployment, aka Theatre. A poet at heart, he has previously been published in Literary Laundry and Inlandia. A Valley native originally, LA has always been his backyard. A frequent user of public transit, he is the founder of the newly-created LA Metro Club.
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Steve is a film and interactive producer with work primarily in documentary film and interactive app development. He has enjoyed traveling around the world telling the success stories of those he documents on film. Some of his hobbies include, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and skiing.
Zane Foley is a LA native with a passion for journalism. With a BA in Philosophy, Zane is always looking for an interesting story and point of view. Catch him on his skateboard on Venice Beach or hiking Mount Baldy with his dog on the weekends.
Mike is Midwest born but Los Angeles adapted. He enjoys hockey, bourbon, and a good steak. He'll occasionally eat a kale salad so he can continue to enjoy hockey, bourbon, and a good steak.
Kristin Blacker is a writer and graduate of The Hartt School. She will be moving to LA this winter and is looking to begin her venture into screen writing. You can find her past work in both trade journals (for a teasingly diverse number of day jobs she has explored) as well as literary magazines.
Dan Drullinger is a Social Media and Marketing Intern at Internships.com. He is a senior advertising major at the University of Oregon. You can follow him on Twitter @RollieDingers or @Career411Dan.
Cassie Paton is a Los Angeles transplant via the Baltimore suburbs. She's a grad student at USC Annenberg for journalism (though she would've moved out here for the weather alone). Cassie blogs at wittytitlehere.com and tweets at @wittycassiehere
Sidney Wilson, originally born in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, now resides in Los Angeles where she blogs her adventures and awkward mishaps. If you need a good laugh, or just like laughing at other people's awkwardness in general, visit her at sidneymarenwilson.wordpress.com, and whatever you do, Act like it's normal.
Lira Kellerman is an Actress and writer based in Los Angeles. You can follow her personal blog The Struggling Actress, where she shares her insightful experiences of being an Actress and a writer in Los Angeles.
Vanessa Ruiz is a television journalist and writer with over ten years of experience working in news. Originally from Miami, Florida, she now calls Los Angeles her new home. She loves the creative people, culture, events and nature around L.A.-plus her hair is pretty happy about the low humidity too.
Kimberly Saviano is the co-owner of Skyrider Photography. Skyrider Photography is a professional photography studio located in North Hollywood, CA. Run by friendly husband and wife team and using all state of the art equipment, Skyrider specializes in headshots and portraitures, editorial as well as fine art photography.
Leah Clancy is a Buffalo, NY native (go Bills?). After undergrad at NYU in NYC, she took a break, worked for some bookstores, and decided to get back in the swing of things. She's currently starting the MFA program at CalArts for Creative Writing and is probably looking for a parking spot. She resides online here, and is a cofounder/editor of the online arts publication POTLUCK MAG.
Caroline Johnson moved from Kansas to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the Entertainment Industry. She is currently writing and starring in a new sketch comedy YouTube series, and modeling part-time. She is currently a student of the Upright Citizen's Brigade writing program.
Brittany Lansing is a recent LA transplant from NYC and a Texas native. She's a digital marketer by day and a writer by night. She enjoys exploring her new city, hiking, TV, the beach, sunsets, and her cat.
Kristen Noelle, co-creator of peachesbeachesandurbanistas.com, is a new West Coaster in LA by way of Maryland/DC. Considering herself a softly eccentric urbanista, she enjoys the best of both worlds that city life offers: the calm & the crazy; the easy-going and the always-buzzing; the soft and the eccentric. When not on the 9-5, catch her traveling, adventuring, writing, or just 'kickin' back bein' cool'.
Nekia Renee Martin is native of Brooklyn, NY who moved to LA a year and a half ago to pursue acting. Theater is her first love but she is looking to get into film, TV and voiceover work. She writes a blog about her experience in LA as well her journey getting here driving cross country at Nekiasjourney.tumblr.com.
Peter Owens is a writer and educator from Indianapolis, IN. He will begin pursuing his MA in Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in the fall, but in the meantime, you can find his writing at www.lovedoubtsexfaith.com.
Michigander by birth, Californian by choice, Kyle received his MA in English Literature in 2012. He has a massive crush on the AT&T girl and will remain celibate until she too realizes that their destinies are intertwined and written in the stars.