Contributors

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   Daniel Ford    is the other of   Sid Sanford Lives!  . His work can be found on  danielfford.com    and    HardballHeart.com   . Ford once performed as the Cowardly Lion in an eighth grade production of the "Wizard of Oz." Follow him on Twitter  @danielfford .

Daniel Ford is the other of Sid Sanford Lives!. His work can be found on danielfford.com and HardballHeart.com. Ford once performed as the Cowardly Lion in an eighth grade production of the "Wizard of Oz." Follow him on Twitter @danielfford.

  Sean Tuohy   currently resides in Boston, Mass., and is working on his next screenplay. His love of pop culture and films scares small children. Tuohy once worked as a professional clown. Follow him on Twitter    @SeanTuohy2 .

Sean Tuohy currently resides in Boston, Mass., and is working on his next screenplay. His love of pop culture and films scares small children. Tuohy once worked as a professional clown. Follow him on Twitter @SeanTuohy2.

  Stephanie Schaefer  is a  storyteller, journalist, and senior content executive  based in Boston, Mass. She once made Daniel write a boring story so she could interview Shaquille O’Neal. Follow her on Twitter  @Steph_Schaefer .

Stephanie Schaefer is a storyteller, journalist, and senior content executive based in Boston, Mass. She once made Daniel write a boring story so she could interview Shaquille O’Neal. Follow her on Twitter @Steph_Schaefer.

  Rachel Lynn   manages events and travel for a marketing company and is passionate about travel, the beach, Harry Potter, “A Wrinkle in Time,” and dystopian fiction. Tyner could analyze lyrics forever and ever.

Rachel Lynn manages events and travel for a marketing company and is passionate about travel, the beach, Harry Potter, “A Wrinkle in Time,” and dystopian fiction. Tyner could analyze lyrics forever and ever.

  Dave Pezza  is the host of   NovelClass  , the first spin-off in the Writer's Bone Podcast Network. He  spends his time trying to justify printing "writer" under "Occupation" on his passport application. Pezza has never been to a concert and not screamed "Freebird" at the top of his lungs. Follow him on Twitter  @dpezza02  and  @NovelClassPod   .

Dave Pezza is the host of NovelClass, the first spin-off in the Writer's Bone Podcast Network. He spends his time trying to justify printing "writer" under "Occupation" on his passport application. Pezza has never been to a concert and not screamed "Freebird" at the top of his lungs. Follow him on Twitter @dpezza02 and @NovelClassPod.

  Caitlin Malcuit  is  the former editor of The Backstage Beat, an entertainment site that covered music and the arts in Boston. A one-time "Jeopardy!" champion who can tell you that Alex Trebek is “exactly like that in person," she also swept up a broken wine glass in front of Pat Sajak. Follow her on Twitter  @badlycooked .

Caitlin Malcuit is  the former editor of The Backstage Beat, an entertainment site that covered music and the arts in Boston. A one-time "Jeopardy!" champion who can tell you that Alex Trebek is “exactly like that in person," she also swept up a broken wine glass in front of Pat Sajak. Follow her on Twitter @badlycooked.

  Lindsey Wojcik   is a native Detroit suburbanite living her lifelong dream as a   city dweller in New York City  .   A journalist and editor by trade, she has covered the New York City scene, jewelry store crime, the cuddly business of pets, and the supermarket sector.   The former Times Square barista has also served coffee to A-, B-, and C-list celebrities. Follow her on Twitter  @lindseykwojcik . 

Lindsey Wojcik is a native Detroit suburbanite living her lifelong dream as a city dweller in New York City. A journalist and editor by trade, she has covered the New York City scene, jewelry store crime, the cuddly business of pets, and the supermarket sector. The former Times Square barista has also served coffee to A-, B-, and C-list celebrities. Follow her on Twitter @lindseykwojcik

   
  
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   Kayla Rae Whitaker ’s work has appeared in  The Los Angeles Times ,  Buzzfeed ,  Literary Hub ,  Lenny Letter , and others. She has an MFA from New York University. Her debut novel,   The Animators  , was named one of the best debut novels of 2017 by  Entertainment Weekly  and one of the best books of 2017 by  NPR ,  Kirkus Reviews , and  BookPage . Fun fact: she has more fake teeth in her mouth than real teeth. Follow her on Twitter  @KaylaRWhitaker .

Kayla Rae Whitaker’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, Literary Hub, Lenny Letter, and others. She has an MFA from New York University. Her debut novel, The Animators, was named one of the best debut novels of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly and one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and BookPage. Fun fact: she has more fake teeth in her mouth than real teeth. Follow her on Twitter @KaylaRWhitaker.

   
  
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   Melanie Padgett Powers  is the owner of  MelEdits . She is a longtime writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., area. She was a writer/editor at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Public Health Association before becoming a managing editor at the content marketing agency TMG (now Manifest) for the magazines for the Lupus Foundation of America and the National Hemophilia Foundation. Padgett Powers founded MelEdits in 2013, and was a newspaper reporter for seven years in her home state of Indiana before moving to D.C. and focusing her career on membership associations. Unlike a lot of Hoosiers, she visited Florida for the first time only after traveling to 19 countries. 

Melanie Padgett Powers is the owner of MelEdits. She is a longtime writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., area. She was a writer/editor at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Public Health Association before becoming a managing editor at the content marketing agency TMG (now Manifest) for the magazines for the Lupus Foundation of America and the National Hemophilia Foundation. Padgett Powers founded MelEdits in 2013, and was a newspaper reporter for seven years in her home state of Indiana before moving to D.C. and focusing her career on membership associations. Unlike a lot of Hoosiers, she visited Florida for the first time only after traveling to 19 countries. 

  Alexander Brown  is  a writer from Toronto, Canada . His work has previously appeared here in  Writer's Bone  and in other corners of the Internet. He is the former editor of TRACER, and his dream is to write the Adequate American Novel.

Alexander Brown is a writer from Toronto, Canada. His work has previously appeared here in Writer's Bone and in other corners of the Internet. He is the former editor of TRACER, and his dream is to write the Adequate American Novel.

  David Joy  is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated novel   Where All Light Tends To Go   and   The Weight Of This World  . For a long while, his sole entertainment each night involved a case of Busch Light and shooting rats that scampered across the living room with a lever action rifle. He survives in Jackson County, North Carolina. Follow him on Twitter  @DavidJoy_Author .

David Joy is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated novel Where All Light Tends To Go and The Weight Of This World. For a long while, his sole entertainment each night involved a case of Busch Light and shooting rats that scampered across the living room with a lever action rifle. He survives in Jackson County, North Carolina. Follow him on Twitter @DavidJoy_Author.

  Phoef Sutton  is a  New York Times  best-selling author and the co-host of   Film Freaks Forever!  . The winner of two Emmy Awards for his work on the classic television comedy “Cheers” and a Peabody Award for the legal drama “Boston Legal,” he also wrote for the cult FX show “Terriers.” As a screenwriter, his credits include “Mrs. Winterbourne” and “The Fan,” starring Robert DeNiro. He has written several movies for television, including “Darrow & Darrow,” “Past Malice,” and “Darrow & Darrow II.” Together with his good friend Mark Jordan Legan he created the cult comedy “Thanks.” Follow him on Twitter  @phoefsutton . 

Phoef Sutton is a New York Times best-selling author and the co-host of Film Freaks Forever!. The winner of two Emmy Awards for his work on the classic television comedy “Cheers” and a Peabody Award for the legal drama “Boston Legal,” he also wrote for the cult FX show “Terriers.” As a screenwriter, his credits include “Mrs. Winterbourne” and “The Fan,” starring Robert DeNiro. He has written several movies for television, including “Darrow & Darrow,” “Past Malice,” and “Darrow & Darrow II.” Together with his good friend Mark Jordan Legan he created the cult comedy “Thanks.” Follow him on Twitter @phoefsutton

  Mark Jordan Legan  has worked professionally in many fields of the entertainment business. He’s also the co-host of   Film Freaks Forever!   As a professional television and film writer, he has worked for more than 20 years in Hollywood—writing for many sitcoms and selling pilots to NBC, CBS, FOX, and Disney. As a screenwriter, he has sold screenplays to 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Gold Circle Films. Legan has appeared more than 300 times on the NPR airwaves as an in-house film historian/pop culture expert. Follow him on Twitter  @MJLegan . 

Mark Jordan Legan has worked professionally in many fields of the entertainment business. He’s also the co-host of Film Freaks Forever! As a professional television and film writer, he has worked for more than 20 years in Hollywood—writing for many sitcoms and selling pilots to NBC, CBS, FOX, and Disney. As a screenwriter, he has sold screenplays to 20th Century Fox, Universal, and Gold Circle Films. Legan has appeared more than 300 times on the NPR airwaves as an in-house film historian/pop culture expert. Follow him on Twitter @MJLegan

 A Los Angeles native,  Nick Kreiss  started in the industry working for prolific producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer. He then joined producer Amy Kaufman on her first look deal at Focus Features, where they produced the award-winning debut film from Cary Fukunaga, “ Sin Nombre .” Ashton Kutcher named him the youngest creative director of his former company Katalyst. During his tenure there, he produced “PUNK’D” Season 10 for MTV and several other television shows and branded content deals. After his original screenplay “ Little Bitches ” landed on several industry top lists, he shot it in late 2015. The movie was acquired by Sony Pictures and released on several major platforms. He’s currently developing various projects but cares most about this one. His second cousin was one of the original survivors in the famous plane crash in the Andes depicted in the movie “Alive.” Follow him on Twitter  @nickkreiss .

A Los Angeles native, Nick Kreiss started in the industry working for prolific producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Brian Grazer. He then joined producer Amy Kaufman on her first look deal at Focus Features, where they produced the award-winning debut film from Cary Fukunaga, “Sin Nombre.” Ashton Kutcher named him the youngest creative director of his former company Katalyst. During his tenure there, he produced “PUNK’D” Season 10 for MTV and several other television shows and branded content deals. After his original screenplay “Little Bitches” landed on several industry top lists, he shot it in late 2015. The movie was acquired by Sony Pictures and released on several major platforms. He’s currently developing various projects but cares most about this one. His second cousin was one of the original survivors in the famous plane crash in the Andes depicted in the movie “Alive.” Follow him on Twitter @nickkreiss.

  Cristina Cianci   is the visual editor for   Condé Nast Creative Group (Self.com and Brides.com)  . Cianci is an enthused Italian New Yorker who is into 1980s anything, green tea, and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen. Visit her  official website .

Cristina Cianci is the visual editor for Condé Nast Creative Group (Self.com and Brides.com). Cianci is an enthused Italian New Yorker who is into 1980s anything, green tea, and Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen. Visit her official website.

  Gary Almeter   is an attorney in Baltimore, Md. and lives with his wife, three children and Beagle. He grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. and is proud to have lived in Boston and New York City before settling in Baltimore. He and his brother saw Phillip Seymour Hoffman play Willy Loman in Mike Nichols' "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway in April 2012 and it was the greatest artistic anything—play, movie, show—he ever saw. And plus, a droplet of PSH's spittle landed on his brother's arm in Act 2. Gary has contributed to   McSweeney's   and   The Good Men Project.

Gary Almeter is an attorney in Baltimore, Md. and lives with his wife, three children and Beagle. He grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. and is proud to have lived in Boston and New York City before settling in Baltimore. He and his brother saw Phillip Seymour Hoffman play Willy Loman in Mike Nichols' "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway in April 2012 and it was the greatest artistic anything—play, movie, show—he ever saw. And plus, a droplet of PSH's spittle landed on his brother's arm in Act 2. Gary has contributed to McSweeney's and The Good Men Project.

  Rob Masiello   is a Boston-based social worker who prefers dogs to people and drives a bright orange car. His first concert was Celine Dion when he was in fourth grade. Follow him on Twitter    @rjmas8 .

Rob Masiello is a Boston-based social worker who prefers dogs to people and drives a bright orange car. His first concert was Celine Dion when he was in fourth grade. Follow him on Twitter @rjmas8.

  Mike Nelson  is technically an adult. Mike runs   Mostly America  , a music blog that only gets traffic for philosophical posts that have nothing to do with music. Still, he goes to more concerts than most college students and has a knack for identifying the next big things, so you should go check some of his Top Songs of the Year lists, which he has been doing since 2011. One time  he tried to eat one of every item  in his office’s vending machine. And like most things for Mike, the emphasis is on “tried.”

Mike Nelson is technically an adult. Mike runs Mostly America, a music blog that only gets traffic for philosophical posts that have nothing to do with music. Still, he goes to more concerts than most college students and has a knack for identifying the next big things, so you should go check some of his Top Songs of the Year lists, which he has been doing since 2011. One time he tried to eat one of every item in his office’s vending machine. And like most things for Mike, the emphasis is on “tried.”

  Adam Vitcavage  considers whales to be both the most majestic and most terrifying animal on the planet. His pop culture criticism and interviews can be found in  Paste Magazine ,  The Millions , and elsewhere. Follow him on twitter  @vitcavage  or at  vitcavage.com .

Adam Vitcavage considers whales to be both the most majestic and most terrifying animal on the planet. His pop culture criticism and interviews can be found in Paste MagazineThe Millions, and elsewhere. Follow him on twitter @vitcavage or at vitcavage.com.

  Matt DiVenere     is a freelance automotive and sports journalist. Didn't think gear heads and jocks got along? Neither does he. His inner monologue is a constant battle of a revving engine and the crack of a baseball bat. It's probably why he talks so loudly on the phone. Follow him on Twitter  @Matt_DiV .

Matt DiVenere is a freelance automotive and sports journalist. Didn't think gear heads and jocks got along? Neither does he. His inner monologue is a constant battle of a revving engine and the crack of a baseball bat. It's probably why he talks so loudly on the phone. Follow him on Twitter @Matt_DiV.

  Hassel Velasco   is a screenwriter living in Burbank, CA.   Time   described him as a “Fatter Devon Sawa” and his IMDB page is “non-existent.” Follow him on Twitter    @HasselVelasco .

Hassel Velasco is a screenwriter living in Burbank, CA. Time described him as a “Fatter Devon Sawa” and his IMDB page is “non-existent.” Follow him on Twitter @HasselVelasco.