Contributors

Ascher Robbins (214 posts)

Ascher Robbins is the Founder, CEO, and Editor-In-Chief at Writtalin. He is a proud UCSB graduate and Vail, Colorado native. Ascher started Writtalin to get rich and famous, but so far, he is neither of those things. He is, however, ...

Ascher Robbins

Brian Wray (75 posts)

Brian Wray is a writer for Writtalin. A self-proclaimed hipster who makes his home in San Diego, he recently escaped LA after working in production and casting for the past 2 years. His interests are tennis, recording music, and more ...

Brian Wray

Anthony Kozlowski (61 posts)

Anthony Kozlowski is a music and entertainment writer for Writtalin. What are his qualifications? Well, he says he runs his own production company out of LA and works as a producer and sound mixer in the industry. ...

Anthony Kozlowski

Allyson Darling (53 posts)

Equally lovely and ferocious in nature, Allyson Darling resides in San Francisco. She writes nonfiction essays about sex, relationships, and pantries (and sometimes about having sex in pantries). ...

Allyson Darling

Renée Rapin (48 posts)

Renée Rapin is a writer for Writtalin. Renée is a UCSB grad and currently works as an event coordinator. She is a terrible speller and has an unhealthy obsession with dinosaurs, wine, and reading. In her spare time she enjoys ...

Renée Rapin

Sara F Carter (47 posts)

Sara F Carter is a writer for Writtalin. Sara graduated from Emory University with a BA in Creative Writing and a BS in Theme Parties. She loves Batman, whiskey, crime dramas, and series of unrelated nouns. She wants to grow ...

Sara F Carter

Kelsey Darling (44 posts)

Kelsey Darling is a writer for Writtalin. Kelsey recently-ish graduated with an unhelpful degree from Portland State University. After a brief venture to Utah to live amongst the Mormons, she is now the palest person living in San Diego. ...

Kelsey Darling

Will Goldstein (39 posts)

Will is the Co-Founder and CEO of Taken Films. He holds an MFA in Film Production from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He wrote a book that you haven't read. It's called 'My Blood Feet.' ...

Will Goldstein
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Cat Hausler (38 posts)

Cat Hausler is a music contributor for Writtalin. She currently works in corporate communications, but often wants to say, " F real life," and festival hop instead. A music addict, Cat struggles with containing her EDM personality "Afrocat" who is ...

Cat Hausler

Victoria Wilmoth (32 posts)

Victoria Wilmoth is a fashion writer for Writtalin. Victoria is a published fashion designer who is currently featured in André Leon Talley's world-wide "Little Black Dress" exhibit. Her expertise is in haute couture and bridal gowns. She is currently ...

Victoria Wilmoth

Karen Hua (31 posts)

Karen hails from Boston, but she now hails to the University of Michigan, where she pursuing degrees in English and psychology (otherwise known as a career as a starving artist). Although she is still waiting on her Hogwarts acceptance letter, ...

Karen Hua

Elin Van Atta (29 posts)

Elin Van Atta is a writer for Writtalin. She is a senior marketing student at CSULB and Pilates instructor in-training. Elin lives in a fantasy land and often goes on adventures that she can't afford. She enjoys ...

Elin Van Atta

John O'Neill (29 posts)

John O'Neill is a writer for Writtalin. He keeps his nose in the news. He is a big fan of pretty sunset pictures and crisp words. Don't tell him, show him. Firm believer in dinner and drinks. Journalist, athlete. You can ...

John O'Neill

Shannon Folsom (27 posts)

Shannon Folsom is a writer for Writtalin. She is a recent graduate of The University of Maine with a B.S. in Psychology and an unofficial MA in Snow Fort Design. A former national pageant titleholder and fantasy football champion, Shannon ...

Shannon Folsom

Samantha Surface (27 posts)

Samantha is a sugar-loving, California-girl, fulfilling her dreams in Boston. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2010 with a Sociology degree, and uses her background to thoroughly people watch at the airport. Her gypsy-soul ...

Samantha Surface

Erika Stern (25 posts)

Erika is currently a student at Iona College and she calls Long Island her homeland. Erika is a pop culture enthusiast and a lover of all things fashion, and hopes to one day become the next Giuliana Rancic and have ...

Erika Stern

Rachel Harrison (23 posts)

Rachel Harrison is a freelance writer who lives in Brooklyn. She graduated from Emerson College with her Bachelor's in Writing for Film & Television. She enjoys stories, melted cheese, and embracing her inner nerd. She tweets @rachfacelogic. ...

Rachel Harrison

Hunter Simmons (23 posts)

Hunter Simmons is a humanities teacher, which also means he’s a writer whether he likes it or not. Native San Diegan and eternal optimist, Hunter enjoys both film and sports in his free time. When he’s not teaching or writing, ...

Hunter Simmons

Jackie Rodriguez (21 posts)

Jackie is a seventeen year old senior trying to get rid of the french fry smell on her clothes and hopes to become famous enough so her friend can eat the fancy bread they always have at award dinners. You ...

Jackie Rodriguez

Scott Muska (20 posts)

Scott Muska is a freelance copywriter and journalist who lives in Brooklyn. He thanks you for taking the time to read his stuff, and you can contact him at srm5082@gmail.com. He Tweets and Instagrams @scottmuska. ...

Scott Muska

Sophie Tahran (18 posts)

Sophie Tahran is a lifestyle writer for Writtalin. Sophie suffers from extreme FOMO. While this results in no sleep or money, it has led to adventures through Asia, Africa, and a tumultuous year of evacuation amidst Egyptian uprisings. Sophie is ...

Sophie Tahran

Harry Edwards Floyd (18 posts)

Harry is a writer from Washington DC. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with both his B.A. & M.P.A. and is the author of The Poetry of Politics and Panic: One Man's Struggle with Anxiety. He enjoys anything that opens ...

Harry Edwards Floyd

Kelli Johnson (17 posts)

Kelli Johnson is an aspiring writer and the current (self-proclaimed) most kickass substitute teacher of all time. Her obsessions include coffeehouse chatter, Radiohead on rainy days (aka Rainiohead), and coming up with alternative tag lines for the Real Housewives. When ...

Kelli Johnson

Hilary Fitzgerald (17 posts)

Hilary Fitzgerald is a writer for Writtalin. Hilary is a writer/filmmaker living in a brown box in Silver Lake. She tries to divide her time between her three loves--Diet Coke, Guacamole, and the Slamdance Film Festival, where they like to ...

Hilary Fitzgerald

Maggie Nelson (17 posts)

Maggie Nelson is a dating and lifestyle writer for Writtalin. Maggie is a soon to be graduate at the Art Institute of Colorado for graphic design. She enjoys seeing live music, anything art, and playing outdoors. You can email Maggie at: ...

Maggie Nelson

Corben Barnett (15 posts)

Corben is a 20-year-old Twitter addict that hates Facebook now that his parents - and grandparents - are on it. He classifies himself politically as a Libertarian and actually runs a (small) political blog with his friend from high ...

Corben Barnett

Darryl Brazley (13 posts)

Darryl Brazley is a sports writer for Writtalin. Darryl is a native New Yorker. He majored in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and graduated from law school at the University of Colorado. He likes long walks, ...

Darryl Brazley

Jason William Spencer (13 posts)

Jason William Spencer is a Screenwriter/TV Writer residing in Studio City, right up the hill from Hollywood. His current project is with Zakir Pictures, where he is the Screenwriter for "Opposites Attract," a feature-length drama set to debut Thanksgiving Day, ...

Jason William Spencer

The Bored Millennial (13 posts)

The Bored Millennial is your pop culture guru, best friend and rude grandmother figure that has been missing from your daily life. She focuses on talking about the things that really matter... like entertainment. Besides the obvious - being a ...

The Bored Millennial

Matthew Roberts (13 posts)

Matthew Roberts is no longer a recent UCSB grad, but he still pretends to be. Within the last year he has had plans to move to Brooklyn, Seattle and LA before settling with a comfortable guest room in his parents ...

Matthew Roberts

Caitlyn Davis (13 posts)

Caitlyn Davis is a writer for Writtalin. A recent graduate of Sam Houston State University, she’s trying to start a career in editing and publishing. To get the bills paid, she works as an editor for a small ...

Caitlyn Davis

Allison Shelby (11 posts)

Allison currently attends CU Boulder and works as a late night bartender. Her time is spent writing(especially poetry), playing N64, traveling, and hunting for under appreciated literature. She hopes to grow up to be an editor or work in publishing. ...

Allison Shelby

Brendon Lemon (10 posts)

Brendon Lemon is a comedian & writer from Detroit, Michigan. He started doing comedy at age 14 and was a featured comic in the 2008 documentary Be Funny. He's performed stand-up in seven countries on two continents. His interests include ...

Brendon Lemon

Samantha Perry (10 posts)

Samantha Perry is a writer for Writtalin. Samantha is an aspiring 26 year old writer, with dreams of changing the world. She spends hours writing sometimes poignantly painful truths about her life, but all with a humor few can refuse. ...

Samantha Perry

Meaghan McGoldrick (9 posts)

Meaghan McGoldrick is writer for Writtalin. She's a 20-something post-grad, born, raised and based out of Brooklyn, just trying not to get evicted. When she's not writing about middle school talent shows or drug busts for her full-time gig at ...

Meaghan McGoldrick

Kellen Jonathan (9 posts)

Kellen is a music writer for Writtalin. His first CD was Dookie and his first concert was Rage Against the Machine. He lives in Madison and like any good Wisconsinite likes the Packers, cheese, and cold beer. Tweet or follow ...

Kellen Jonathan

Erdi Erdem (9 posts)

Erdi Erdem is a writer, tech guy, sports guy, car guy, and expert in all things nerd… guy. His writing appears on Writtalin, as well as Thought Catalog, Grand Blog Tarkin, and Where We Watch. He likes tech, sports, ...

Erdi Erdem

Mike Burleson (9 posts)

Mike Burleson gets stupid ideas. These ideas then undergo a hellacious, bootcamp-style initiation, in which the cream of the crop that will make him look the most dumb are sifted out and given a rose. These ideas are uploaded to ...

Mike Burleson

Sarah Barnitt (9 posts)

Sarah Barnitt is student at the University of Michigan who hails from the crown jewel of the Tri-State Area, Long Island (others might not agree, but to that, she says "eat a bagel and hush.") She considers herself curious, introspective, ...

Sarah Barnitt

Ryan Daugherty (8 posts)

Ryan Daugherty is a 2014 graduate from Baylor University where he majored in Journalism: News Editorial. Ryan is an avid sports fan and hopes to find a job in the sports industry somewhere. His favorite sports teams include the Dallas ...

Ryan Daugherty

Julie Donato (8 posts)

Julie Donato is a 22-year-old writer and coffee addict. She’s the Programs and Social Media Assistant at a regional Chamber of Commerce. Hobbies revolve around generally panicking about adulthood. She enjoys telling bad jokes, editing, design and art. Fan of ...

Julie Donato

Lucy Enright (8 posts)

Lucy left her small town in the smallest state to pursue a career in fashion. Though primarily based out of New York City's garment district, this road warrior spends most of her time in and out of hotels and airports ...

Lucy Enright

Kristine Navas (7 posts)

Kristine is a warrior in the advertising world by day and dreamer by night. Her love for words has lead her to her outlet of writing and book hoarding. A cup of tea, good books, awesome tunes and beautiful travels ...

Kristine Navas

Matthew Walsh (6 posts)

Matt Walsh is a writer for Writtalin. Matt lives in Los Angeles and is currently working his way up through the Hollywood machine. He fancies himself a writer, filmmaker, funnyman, and irresistible human being. Most people he knows fancy him ...

Matthew Walsh

Alessandra Madrid (6 posts)

Alessandra calls NOLA home but is originally from Guatemala. She's a 20-something nomad who has lived in 4 cities and 3 different countries in the past 4 years. A graduate from Trinity University, she is now living one #PGP at ...

Alessandra Madrid

Payal Majithia (6 posts)

Payal is a twenty-something Gender Studies major with the dream of one day becoming a passionately successful social worker/therapist and living in a place that isn't -30 degrees every winter. She is a dark chocolate addict, cat lover, and loves ...

Payal Majithia

Keegan Boisson-Yates (6 posts)

Keegan was born and raised in Trinidad until age 14 when he moved to the US. He is a competitive swimmer and wannabe rapper. He has a passion for fine Whiskey. The Cat in the Hat is his all time ...

Keegan Boisson-Yates

Anthony Luce (5 posts)

Anthony is a graduate of UCSB who spends most of his waking hours working as an accountant and trying to find a better career path. On the weekend he studies for upcoming CPA exams he hopes to one day pass, ...

Anthony Luce

Tyler Conroy (5 posts)

Tyler is a post-grad social media coordinator living life fearlessly one Taylor Swift song at a time. He grew up in a town with more cows than people and spends his Wednesday nights with his girlfriends drinking boxed wine. He ...

Tyler Conroy

Angelina Zeppieri (5 posts)

Angelina is a contributing writer from New York with a restless desire to see the world. She is a lover (and writer) of food, fashion and photography, and sometimes her feelings. Follow her adventures on www.the-amz.com. ...

Angelina Zeppieri

Devon Moody (5 posts)

Devon Moody is a writer for Writtalin. She is a graduate from CU Boulder and current law student at the University of New Mexico. She likes drinking, frolicking, and yoga. Sometimes all at once. You can email Devon at ...

Devon Moody

Patrick Smith (5 posts)

Patrick Smith is a writer for Writtalin. A true Fire Tiger according to Chinese Zodiac, Patrick commands the attention and affection of those around him. Likes: hyphy culture, fast cars, dolphins, tattoos, and drunk (not a typo). Dislikes: stale bread, gummy ...

Patrick Smith

Taylor Wilder (4 posts)

Taylor is a twenty-something college student studying psychology and art. She loves sunflowers, electronic dance music, coffee, being a goofball, and attending concerts. She will also probably remind you of Ellen Page and get excited over the little things. ...

Taylor Wilder

D.S. West (4 posts)

D.S. West is a writer of words and a maker of various un-pretty things from Longmont, Colorado. West’s collection of mediocre, poorly edited short stories I Don’t Belong Here! is ninety-nine cents on Amazon. You’re encouraged leave negative reviews. Keep ...

D.S. West

Matt "Dotty" Dotterweich (4 posts)

Matt, better known as Dotty, graduated from Colorado State in 2011 with a Bachelors in Finance, yet doesn't actually recall having done so. His passions in life include learning the exact location of every item in the supermarket and ...

Matt "Dotty" Dotterweich

Rachel Day (4 posts)

Rachel Day is a university student and writer currently studying at Queen’s University in Canada. She is an avid baker, loves horseback riding, and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Friends. She is obsessed with anything fluffy, and aspires to write ...

Rachel Day

Brandi Bravo (4 posts)

Brandi Bravo is a writer for Writtalin. Brandi is an admitted makeup hoarder and glitter addict. She is an avid sister to the feminist community and the Church of Gaga. Brandi is a level 40 Wood Elf and doesn't know ...

Brandi Bravo

Natasha Artwell (4 posts)

Natasha is a Publishing, Journalism and Media graduate from London. Natasha studied Music Journalism in New York and completed a short course in Fashion and Beauty Journalism at the London College of Fashion. She has had her work published for ...

Natasha Artwell

Quentin Montemayor (4 posts)

Quentin Montemayor is a writer and reviewer for Writtalin. She is a recent graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law. She also has a B.A. in Anthropology from CU lying around somewhere. She is currently working as a ...

Quentin Montemayor

Alivia Hall (4 posts)

Alivia Hall is fourth year undergraduate student at Northeastern University, majoring in psychology and minoring in communications. She has always had a passion for writing, blogging and understanding why people are the way they are. She writes for her blog ...

Alivia Hall

Brooke Marie (4 posts)

Brooke Marie is a writer for Writtalin. Brooke is a girl that enjoys the simple things in life. She loves to eat, to drink, and to dance; possibly even at the same time. Her greatest accomplishment is teaching her 4 ...

Brooke Marie

Ryan Zwirner (4 posts)

Ryan Zwirner is a film and entertainment writer for Writtalin. He is proud to be a recent recipient of the nation’s highest honor: a BA in Film Studies from UCSB. He currently lives in West Hollywood where he spends his ...

Ryan Zwirner

Ashley Maderr (4 posts)

Ashley is a biology major and thyroid cancer survivor. She lives in California and spends her free time on volunteer activities, writing, and art. ...

Ashley Maderr

Drew Franzblau (3 posts)

Drew is a resident of Los Angeles with a film degree from UC Santa Barbara (go Gauchos!). He does freelance work in film and TV where he's done every job from a lowly PA all the way up to ...

Drew Franzblau

Julia Fuino (3 posts)

Julia is a writer for Writtalin who has recently changed her location from NC to NYC, where she is currently exploring her talents in couch surfing and drinking copious amounts of caffeine. Follow her @julesandjava, or catch her latest posts ...

Julia Fuino

Ashley Kichta (3 posts)

Ashley is a special events coordinator and writer, as well as a student at the University of Pittsburgh. She can be described as an ocean of "awesomeness" as some would say. She aspires to be rich and travel to various ...

Ashley Kichta

Jerry Gordinier (3 posts)

Jerry Gordinier is a user experience designer and sometimes-writer for Writtalin. Jerry spends his day chopping down copy and progressively disclosing. He likes bad puns and interesting people. Learn about his work at geraldgordinier.com. ...

Jerry Gordinier

Oliver Ristow (3 posts)

Oliver Ristow is a sportswriter for Writtalin. He played football and hockey at Pacific Lutheran University before graduating from Colorado State University. He is an avid outdoorsman and occasionally, he brushes his teeth in the shower. You can email Oliver at: ...

Oliver Ristow

Liz Morse (3 posts)

Liz Morse is a 22-year-old post-grad who wants people to stop asking her what she's going to do with her English degree. She loves coffee, New York, the Oxford comma, and cliches. Liz is allergic to cold temperatures, dogs, and ...

Liz Morse

Peter Seney (3 posts)

Peter is recently graduated from Western University Canada. He is planning on moving to Vancouver Canada in the summer to pursue further education in Public Relations and Entertainment Media. Peter has a strong interest in Pop Culture, Social Media, and ...

Peter Seney

Athena Aquino (2 posts)

Athena is a writer for Writtalin from Manila, Philippines. Graduated with a degree on International Studies major in European Studies, Athena works as a copywriter by day and your resident book sniffer at night. A (self proclaimed) old soul, she ...

Athena Aquino

Kindra Who (2 posts)

Kindra Who is a writer for Writtalin. With her recently acquired BA in Psychology, Kindra analyzes T.V. characters instead of people, and works in customer service to brush up on her coping skills. Her favorite philosophy is Keep it Simple, ...

Kindra Who

Jeremy Salvucci (2 posts)

Jeremy Salvucci is a drunk bastard, and also sometimes a writer for Writtalin. When he is not writhing around in the sewers or watching you from your bedroom closet, he enjoys spending time with friends, being a student, and listening ...

Jeremy Salvucci

Zoe Klein (2 posts)

Zoe Is a graduate student at the University of Toronto, passionately working towards her goal of becoming a successful therapist. She is continually planning her next epic marathon of riding the tea cups in Disney World. Passionate about prank calls, ...

Zoe Klein

Tyler Boschert (2 posts)

Tyler Boschert is a writer for Writtalin. Tyler is a third-year J.D. student at the University of Colorado Law School. He holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and economics from Northwestern University and is a registered United States patent agent; ...

Tyler Boschert

Christina Kantzavelos (2 posts)

Christina is a writer for Writtalin and her many pillow journals. It only took two masters degrees and a pilgrimage (Camino de Santiago) to realize her love for writing and the need to share it with others. By profession, she ...

Christina Kantzavelos

Jake Sheppard (2 posts)

Jake Sheppard has the ability to create in much of the same way chairs do not. He masquerades about under the moniker "Aminals" and makes music that is as much inspired by Basquiat as Radiohead. Perhaps more of a Blacksmith ...

Jake Sheppard

Kelley Lord (1 posts)

Kelley Lord earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from SUNY Fredonia where she reported on entertainment news and acted in comedy sketches. With a soft spot for homemade pizza and adventure, her appetite led her to move to NYC. Since ...

Kelley Lord

Izzie Butler (1 posts)

Izzie is an outgoing individual who is always ready for life's next adventure. She enjoys learning and prides herself on finding others hidden talents. After graduating with a business degree in Marketing from the University of Tennessee, Izzie moved to ...

Izzie Butler

Sharon Liveten (1 posts)

Sharon Liveten is a freelance writer, publicist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. She lives with a bunch of Great Danes, some horses and assorted other creatures none of whom talk back to her. She likes it that way. Her ...

Sharon Liveten

Adrian Manuel (1 posts)

Adrian Manuel is a freelance writer. Renowned film geek and self-professed bookworm, he spends his time devouring any story he can get his hands on. When he's not reading books or watching movies, he's busy writing, or at least he ...

Adrian Manuel

Mira Beyeler (1 posts)

Mira Beyeler thinks of all her most brilliant ideas while stuck in traffic on the 5, her new home since moving to LA. She recently started working in "The Industry", though she doesn't really know what that means, she just ...

Mira Beyeler

Jason Jordan (1 posts)

Jason Jordan is graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University in Political Science, a former local and Congressional campaign strategist, failed politician, sometimes writer blogger, public relations, and communications professional. His low tolerance for ...

Jason Jordan

Alex Hopkins (1 posts)

Alex is a recent grad of CU Boulder. She can often be spotted writing about uncomfortable situations that have most likely happened to her, naming inanimate objects like her guitar named Larry and her car named Liberty, and singing showtunes ...

Alex Hopkins