The Writers

1909972_10153365716546947_8611433355571688149_nName: Erin
Title: Head Know It All
Twitter: @mylifeaserin
Contact Email: erin@fangirlish.com
Favorite Book: The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han and After by Anna Todd.
Favorite Movie: Don’t have one – but I do have a TV show – The Royals
Favorite Quote: “Pain is one of those hideous places that once visited you have to fight your way out and even when you think you have escaped you are permanently branded” – Anna Todd
About Me: I started working in the entertainment industry years ago and never looked back. Falling down the fandom hole was an accident, but it became my life. I have a FT job and I run the website, but I couldn’t do it without the amazing writers on this site that I call family.
What Erin Writes About: Anything and Everything

 

Profile 2Name: Alyssa
Title: TV Editor, Fansportish Editor, and DC Comics Know It All
Twitter: @alyssab_says
Favorite Book: Clockwork Princess
Favorite Movie: Empire Records
Favorite Quote: “Never die easy.” -Walter Payton
About Alyssa: Teacher by day, fangirl by night. Alyssa is too obsessed with sports, television and superheroes for her own good.
What Alyssa Writes About: I cover television, sports and DC Comics television and movies.

Considering the amount of television I consume on a weekly basis it’s a wonder I get anything done. I write mostly about DC Comics because it’s able to portray these superheroes as the humans we know them to be underneath that super persona. These shows and these films make us care about the person that’s wearing that iconic costume, which is a beautiful thing in a world ripe with an overabundance of action sequences that lack substance.
Sports elicit powerful emotions within you. You can feel on top of the world or feel caught below it. But there’s no feeling like it. It’s hard to describe if you’ve never felt it, but you know that feeling if you do. And I’ve felt it since I was 7.

IMG_20151204_114644Name: Lissete Lanuza Saenz
Title: Assistant TV Editor, FanSportish Writer, Once Upon A Time Expert
Twitter: @LisseteELanuzaS
Favorite Book: Harry Potter Series
Favorite Movie: The Sound of Music
Favorite Quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
About Lizzie: Lawyer. Writer. Dreamer. Hates the color yellow. Fangirls about sports just as much as she does about TV and books. Doesn’t drink coffee. Is constantly thinking about food.
What Lizzie Writes About: Once Upon A Time, (and I contribute to any DCTV panel that exists, as well as some book related stuff every once in a while.)

The thing about Once Upon A Time that really, really gets me, is that it’s about magic. And family. And happily ever afters. And isn’t that what we all dream of?

 

 chloeName: Chloe Palka
Title: Fandom Expert, Teen Wolf Editor, Maze Runner Editor
Twitter:  @chloeeesays
Favorite Book: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Favorite Movie: The Parent Trap
Favorite Quote: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” – Albus Dumbledore
About Chloe: Fangirl, avid reader, & Anglophile. Current obsessions include: Dylan O’Brien, Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Jack Falahee, SDCC, and gingerbread lattes. Not a queen, a Khaleesi. Contact: chloe@fangirlish.com.
What Chloe Writes About: All things Teen Wolf and The Maze Runner. She lives for the former’s addicting blend of comedy, drama, and thrilling supernatural elements; closet envy-inspiring fashion; and unique mythological references (and Dylan O’Brien). As for the latter, she loves the exciting, often mind-bending story; talented ensemble cast; and stunning visual effects (and Dylan O’Brien).

 

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Name: Beth
Title: Books Editor
Twitter: @sabriel25
Favorite Book:Sabriel by Garth Nix
Favorite Movie:Some Kind of Wonderful
Favorite Quote: “Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps.” —Paula Hawkins
About Beth: Aesthete, Bibliophile, Music Lover, Mad TV Watcher, World Traveler & Perpetual New Girl.
What Beth Writes About: Writing for Fangirlish gives me the chance to champion authors and books who moved me, enchanted me and my book-loving family while allowing me to be ridiculously passionate in discussing television, music, and movie talent who make their mark on entertainment, become pop cultural phenoms and delight intragenerational fans.

 

meName: Adele
Title: The Vampire Diaries Expert
Twitter:@adele_brooks
Favorite Movie: Speed
Favorite Quote: “I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy, to be told instead that she has leadership skills” – Sheryl Sandberg
About Adele: Complete TV fanatic and would love to be a TV critic one day. Socially awkward but once you know me, you’ll notice I’m carefree, don’t take life too seriously and I embarrass myself a lot. I’m also a complete Disney nerd.
What Adele Writes About: I write about The Vampire Diaries. I’ve loved TVD from the start, I’ve fallen out with it at times but I’ll watch this show till its end. From the beginning, I’ve been addicted, it’s exciting, trilling, fast paced and with vampires added to the mix, it’s never boring. And I’m a sucker for an epic love story.

 

IMG_3238Name: Danielle
Twitter: @dani_pitter
Favorite Book: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Favorite Movie: Clouds of Sils Maria
Favorite Quote: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
About Danielle: I was born and raised in New Jersey. I have an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, and am pursuing my Bachelor’s in Communications/Journalism. I love to read YA (young adult) books, but I’m looking to branch out into other genres. My dream job is to be a writer. I aspire to work in media, whether in TV, film or online. I hope to inspire others, as much as they inspire me.
What Danielle Writes About: I write about Freeform’s ‘The Fosters’ and ABC’s ‘Nashville’. I love writing about both shows because I love discussing other worlds, characters, and settings with fans and other people who watch the show. It’s really interesting to see the different perspectives of so many people who love these shows as much as I do. Even when we disagree, I always find writing recaps and Tweeting along with fans a really fun time! This year, I hope to write about other topics as well, like movies, music and other TV shows I enjoy. 

 

image1Name: Erika
Twitter: @ErikaSoley
Favorite Book: A tie between Fangirl and The Fault in Our Stars
Favorite Movie: Meet Joe Black
Favorite Quote: “So, my little Amélie, you don’t have bones of glass. You can take life’s knocks.”- Amélie
About Erika: Hi! When I’m not debating how to arrange my bookshelf in order of “Dat book, thooooo!” to “*kneel before the Queen*”, I can be found inside a YouTube Blackhole of celebrity and author interviews.
What Erika Writes About: Delirium Series, anything Lauren Oliver, and The Mara Dyer Series. Not only are Lauren Oliver and Michelle Hodkin hilarious people, they’re also fantastic writers. I love writing about the Little Olives and Mara Dyer fandom because the space between author and fans is never very large. Oliver and Hodkin are kind and generous to fans and the fans…well can one ever get sick of amazing fan edits??

 

unnamed (1)Name: Katie
Twitter: @katieeeeeebug
Favorite Book: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Favorite Movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite Quote: “History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it” – Winston Churchill
About Katie: I’m a first year journalism major studying at the University of Florida. Go Gators! I love my school and I love the College of Journalism and Communications. Reading and writing are absolute passions of mine, so it’s not surprising that I love writing for all our readers. I started writing for Fangirlish in February of 2014, covering Divergent and The Hunger Games news. I have a special place in my heart for these fandoms, since they were the first ones I ever got to write about! I’m also a huge Harry Potter nerd (I have an annual pass to Universal just so I can go to HP world more often) and I am obsessed with Batman. Outside of fandoms, I love fashion and the occasional sporting event. I always love to talk about anything and everything I have mentioned, so if you love the same things then let me know! s.
What Katie Writes About: I write about Scream Queens and participate in round tables for The Vampire Diaries! I love writing in general because it’s the best way for me to express my thoughts and ideas; it’s my creative outlet. I particularly love writing about Scream Queens and The Vampire Diaries because I am seriously obsessed with both of these shows and need a way to talk about them with others who love them! I love providing news to those who are just as passionate about my fandoms as I am.

 

10393682_377596492446730_8795301379493877573_nName: Gwen
Twitter: @likegwenstacy
Favorite Book: Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Favorite Movie: Disney’s Peter Pan
Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney
About Gwen: I am a fashion design student hoping to make geek chic clothes for plus size nerds. When I am not in school, I am a book slinger at my friendly neighborhood Barnes and Noble. I spend my free time watching a lot of movies, working on fashion collections and blogging over at aredfeather.com.
What Gwen Writes About: I am the resident Star Wars writer! I love reporting on it because I am still relatively new to the fandom and the franchise and it’s fun to experience all of this with fresh eyes. I get really excited learning about what’s to come and what things I get to experience for the first time.

 

straighthair3Name: Teisha
Twitter: @TeeM_Cee
Favorite Book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Favorite Quote: “You could rattle the stars.  You could do anything if only you dared.” –Sarah J. Maas
About Teisha: I am a 22-year-old professional reader.  I recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English Literature and Communication Studies.  I currently reside in Raleigh, NC with my family and two sassy turtles.  I am “independent, bookish, sharp minded, and secretly romantic.”  I aspire to be as flawless as Olivia Pope and as caring as Tami Taylor.
What Teisha Writes About: I write about books! I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb with a book in my hand. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by the power of books to transport me to worlds I’d only ever dreamed of. The only thing better than reading books is sharing and talking about them with others, which is why I love writing for Fangirlish!

 

egyptName: Flo
Twitter: @FloeticFlo
Favorite Book: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite Quote: “I see so many people living like this is a dress rehearsal. This is your life. You have to live it.” — My Dad
About Flo: Fangirl. Traveler. Reader. Writer. Hufflepuff. Amity. Aries. Listener. Blogger. Dreamer.
What Flo Writes About: Travel! I have been exploring the world since I was a baby, and I never want to stop! I learn so much from travel. I learn about others. I learn about myself. Traveling puts me in situations where I’m exhausted and exhilarated. It empties me out and fills me back up again. It shows me the darkness and the light. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love expressed it perfectly when she said: “Traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt it…that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel… I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby─I just don’t care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it’s mine. Because it looks exactly like me.”

 

10593128_10152209611301105_7509248138243897552_nName: Caryn Welby-Solomon
Twitter: @carrieanne07
Favorite Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (couldn’t just pick one)
Favorite Movie: Amelie
Favorite Quote: “Wit beyond measure is a man greatest treasure,” – JK Rowling
About Caryn: In the day, I am a news and politics journalist focused on African news. And at night, I indulge my obsession with entertainment, writing about what I love. I’m an ardent feminist, have a passion for social justice, lover of books, music, film and TV, and house an unhealthy coffee addiction. I am proud fangirl – namely a member of Ravenclaw house, sworn fealty to House Martell, and live a Peggy Carter appreciation life.
What Caryn Writes About:  I cover Marvel TV and films but I tend to put my mouth in wherever I can. I have been a fan of Marvel for years, namely the comics, but once Marvel Entertainment brought out the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was transfixed. Marvel has managed to create, not only a shared universe but an anthology of stories that overlap in a similar way to comics so we don’t just get one linear story but many points of view and narratives. From the blockbuster Avengers, Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy etc to spy-esque ABC series such as Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter to Netflix’s darker series like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marvel has managed to tell so many important stories, entertain the audience in different ways, and delve into diverse genres. They have managed to build their own world, using the mediums of film and television, and I’m happy to go along for the ride.

 

me (1)Name: Iris Barreto
Twitter: @irisalandra
Favorite Book: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay and When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite Quote: “Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions, louder than your words.”
About Iris: I write, I read; I’m just a Bronx, New York girl who was raised in the ‘burbs of Westchester. Nerdy, pop-culture fanatic and a bookworm; I dabble a little in every fandom.
What Iris Writes About: I write mainly about Jane the Virgin, occasionally help the Teen Wolf department, sometimes I have feminist thoughts regarding pop culture highs and lows, and somehow I manage to catch tons of award shows, with plans of writing throwback television posts about the shows I’m severely late on. I love each of things with every piece of me, especially Jane the Virgin, because I am so impressed by the fervor they stir in my heart. Fangirl for life.

 

20150211_152116-1Name: Lyra Hale
Twitter: @TheAltSource
Favorite Book: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Favorite Movie: Howl’s Moving Castle
Favorite Quote: “Unicorns are awesome. I am awesome. Therefore, I am a unicorn.”
About Lyra: I’m in a long term relationship with my snuggie, Netflix, and creating fanart. I like writing/reading fanfiction for funsies. And I’m a firm believer in Twitter, Tumblr, and fan works bringing people together for a reason.
What Lyra Writes About:  I cover The Walking Dead and The 100 because I love a good survival story where the fight is just as important as family. On the side I write Life Lessons for various movie trailers and participate in all the DCTV round-tables. I’m a rambler that likes to help anywhere I can.

 

IMG_20160117_222411-2Name: Beata
Twitter: @CBeataE
Favorite Book: Clockwork Princess
Favorite Movie: Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, which I memorized when I was five.
Favorite Quote: “The world calls them its singers and poets and artists and storytellers; but they are just people who have never forgotten the way to fairyland.” – Anne of Green Gables
About Beata: I’m an equestrian, a diehard hockey fan (the sens are my team), a huge book nerd and a fairly new TV fan.
What Beata Writes About: I write about Shadowhunters, because it’s an adaptation of one of my favorite book series of all time and none of my real life friends are into it. Writing for Fangirlish gives me a chance to connect with people equally passionate about this series, and get my opinion out there. I also write about hockey in the Fansportish section, which is amazing because I’m totally obsessed with it and I love that a site geared toward girls is acknowledging that we like sports just as much as guys do.

 

new author pic 3Name: Sherry D. Ficklin
Twitter: @AuthorSherry
Favorite Book: Nora & Kettle
Favorite Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Favorite Quote: “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” -Joss Wheadon
About Sherry: I’m a full time writer from Colorado with more mouth than good sense. I’ve published over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best selling Stolen Empire series and the #HACKER series.
I love writing in all genres and topics, but I’m an unrepentant fangirl at heart. I love getting lost in new stories and connecting with complex characters.

 

12348048_1216956781652980_8260417609524724331_nName: Madison
Twitter: @mtaucoin
Favorite Book: “Why Not Me?” By Mindy Kaling
Favorite Movie: August Rush
Favorite Quote: “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” – Amy Poehler
About Madison: Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a middle child, I’ve got a loud mouth and a propensity to want to capture attention. I’m a final semester senior who is about to graduate with a degree and film and only cries 49% of the time when someone asks me what I plan to do with my life.
What Madison writes about: The love of my life, television, is what usually captures the attention of my writing. From a young age I’ve been unintentionally reviewing TV for my family- to the point where I became their very own in-house Rotten Tomatoes for television. I went to Film School because I was so incredibly in love with all that is TV that I said, “I want in on this. I want to write for my own show.” I’m seriously the type of person who you could recommend a show to in passing and then a week later I’ll show up at your door step with 7 essays on each season and parody accounts set up for each character. Right now, the top three shows on my list are Teen Wolf, The Mindy Project, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. My horizons are broad, and what makes me passionate about something is seeing other people be passionate about that very same thing. I could write books on Scott McCall, could give you a thousand reasons why I love Amy Poehler, and am always game to write love letters to Mindy Kaling. Give me comedy, or give me death.

 

IMG_6076Name: Charlene Cusack
Twitter: @charlenecusack
Favorite Book: Walking Disaster- Jamie McGuire
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Favorite Quote: Maybe one day we’ll find the place where our dreams and reality collide- unknown
About Charlene: Easy going, ambitious and loves to talk. I love to read books and to have a library the size of the beasts’ (in beauty and the beast) is my ultimate goal! Vampires and werewolves are my guilty pleasure, and my type of music is influenced by early rock mostly of Mötley Crüe.
What Charlene Writes About: I write about the The Originals because it’s full of fantasy and it’s just one of the most amazing program’s on air, Klaus is one of those characters that could easily pull at your heart strings. it’s also full of hot men! What more do you need.

 

IMG_3904Name: Christy Cheung
Twitter: @spraylahey
Favorite Book: Changes according to mood, but currently, it’s The Fifth Wave.
Favorite Movie: The DUFF or Mean Girls
Favorite Quote: “Be your own anchor.” ~ Teen Wolf
About Christy: When I get obsessed with things, I get waayyy too into them. For example, Teen Wolf has been my obsession for more than 2 years and I’m still in love with the show. Same goes with music, books, and people. I get weirdly obsessed with people, it’s funny. Not only celebrities, but people around me, friends, strangers, anyone. Maybe that’s why I don’t have any friends (kidding). Feel free to hmu on twitter, because I’m extremely active and I’d love to get obsessed about you (NOT in a creepy kind of way).
What Christy Writes About: I write about 5 Seconds of Summer on Fangirlish, and I’m really into pop punk and alternative music and bands. Obsessed with twenty one pilots (utterly in love with them for such a long time now I went to their concert and cried afterwards because it was so good). A few more artists I like are Melanie Martinez, the 1975, Halsey, and PVRIS.

 

0000000Name: Madeline Potts
Twitter: @therealmadeline
Favorite Book: The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
Favorite Movie: 500 Days Of Summer
Favorite Quote: “I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.” – The Doctor and “C’est unr leci pas une pipe” – Magritte
About Madeline: Hi! my name is Madeline Potts and I’m a Sophomore Journalism student and lover of tea, ginger cats and Comic Con. I once got in a fight with Steven Moffat and J.R. Bourne totally complimented my braces.
What Madeline Writes About: I write the “Life lessons from movie trailers”, I love trailers and how those small two minute videos can teach us so much about life. Within two minutes you can be transported from your own world to somewhere brand new. I also write about Doctor Who, a show that is very close to my heart. I don’t think t​here will ever be a day that I say that I don’t like the Doctor.

 

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Name: Jordan Andrew
Twitter: @Nerdzilla114
Favorite Books: Struck By Lightning by Chris Colfer, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Favorite Movie: The Proposal
Favorite Quote: “Height doesn’t measure heart.” – Marcus Stroman
About Jordan: Self-proclaimed comedian, writer of fanfiction as well as original stories, and aspires to be a published author. Loves to read, but can’t always find the time and watches movies when I probably should be doing school work. If I can’t become a published author, I would love to be a casting director in the film industry (with Marvel, preferably but they’re doing a bang up job as is quite frankly). I love hearing new quotes and would love to someday have a successful bookstagram. (For that kind of aspiration takes a lot of time, and a sister who is willing to actually help you with it.)
What Jordan Writes About: I write about Supernatural. The boys mean the world to me and I love that the plot is seemingly never ending. I love the show, the characters, the actors and the fans. Supernatural forever and always.