Writers

Thomas DeVito
Thomas, who studied English at SUNY Oswego, is an aspiring screenwriter. When not typing away at his computer, he can be found watching the latest films, or reading the newest bestseller. Unfortunately, he is unrelated to Danny DeVito.

Monica Ring
Though Monica isn’t Monica Geller from Friends, she’s Monica from Monologue Blogger, which is even better. Monica is a current student at SUNY Purchase. She’s an aspiring screenwriter/director, who hopes to someday work in the Hollywood industry. Projects have included writing for The Odyssey Online, assisting with the production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and being part of the French Cinema Festival in Greenwich Connecticut. In her spare time, Monica enjoys playing the guitar and piano. You can follow her on Instagram to keep up with her latest adventures: @Monicafromfriends

Erich Onzik
Erich is a sentient spiritual parasite that inhabits the bodies of human hosts until they’ve served their purpose. Currently, he possesses the body of a writer, cartoonist, and butcher living in NYC. He’s written short pieces for The New York Times, Thrillist. He also wrote a graphic novel, and enjoys peddling it at bars.

Maranda Davis
Maranda is a Las Vegan writer and recent graduate of Texas Christian University. She has a degree in Theatre with a minor in TV, Film, and Digital Media Studies. Her passions are writing, theatre, and Youtube. While one day she hopes to write for TV and film, she currently is working on writing plays of many genres and styles.

James Scott
James Scott holds a BA in English from Northern Arizona University. He is a transgender man who aspires to write the best work the world has ever seen. In the meantime he’ll watch horror movies with the lights off and write film reviews as a Monologue Blogger intern. When he’s not writing or playing with his dog, James can be found tweeting on his Twitter account @cool_kid_jimmy.

Ebony Bellamy
Ebony studied magazine journalism and is currently hoping to continue with her studies at graduate school in the fall. When she’s not writing, she is reading the latest copy of National Geographic and browsing the internet for new books to read. As an avid reader, Ebony enjoys learning and is always looking to explore new content. She has also traveled to Europe and is always ready to embark on a new adventure.

Adam New
Adam is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where he earned a degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film. When he’s not watching YouTube videos or playing Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in his hometown of Kinnelon, NJ, he’s taking courses at the Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center in New York in improvisational and sketch comedy. Adam hopes to be a writer for TV and/or film, but for now, you can follow him on Twitter @AdamNTheAtticus.

Jenni D’Alton
Jenni is a recent graduate from Dublin, Ireland, where she studied English, Media and Cultural Studies and finally the years of watching movies and television from her bedroom (what became known as the ‘cave’ to her unsupportive friends) paid off, because she could actually put her lazy hobby down to “research”.

Sean Delles
Sean is a recent graduate of SUNY Geneseo, where he read a butt-load of books and earned a degree in English/Literature. With some journalism experience also under his thumb working at a local newspaper, he’s now looking to branch out into different forms of writing. To check out some more of his work (including music!), visit https://seandelles.journoportfolio.com/

Yessenia Diaz
Hello, I am Yessenia. I started writing two years ago for my personal blog & business and have developed a passion for online writing to connect with readers around the world.  You can follow my story: Twitter@ythegreatdiaz

Dan Nelsen
Dan is a graduate of Kent State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors. He holds a degree in Media Production. He is currently a freelance videographer and video editor.

Emma Morgan
Emma Morgan is a graduate from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Studies and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a career in film production, programming, and writing in New York City. In her free time, Emma can usually be found enjoying a good cup of coffee and watching TV, a favorite film, or funny YouTube videos.

Paul Fey
Paul Fey is a creative writer and copywriter from Bridgeport, CT. He reviews film, theater, and fiction with fiction notably published at Fluland Magazine. You can read more of his work at www.paulfey.wordpress.com.

Samantha Bloom
Samantha is a graduate from Stanford University with a B.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Her previous writing projects have included a satirical Silicon Valley musical, a short film that moves the story of Jekyll and Hyde onto social media, a short film about female embodiment in the modern age, and short stories galore. She’s an obsessive fan girl with an affinity for 80s pop, science fiction, and quirky historical facts. She hopes to be a writer for TV and/or film one day.

Christopher Clemente
Chris Clemente is a screenwriter and reviews the arts out of New York City. Over the years, he has contributed to such online publications as SoundonSight, Popoptiq, and NY Theatre Guide. When not glued to his laptop, you can find Chris walking around the NYC film festival circuits, like Tribeca and NYFF at Lincoln Center. He’s a recent graduate of UCLA’s Professional Screenwriting Program, and is currently working on his next feature. Along with writing, Chris has an extensive background in graphic and web design. Chris hosts the podcast ‘Movie Lovers Podcast’ with his wife Katherine, and guest reviews film on ‘Legends TV’ as part of the ‘Unger the Radar’ segment. You can also follow and contact Chris by visiting www.filmswewatched.com

Sasha Chinnaya
Sasha is a recent graduate from St. John’s University with a major in English and a minor in Criminal Justice. She has a deep love for movies and TV shows and is ecstatic to be able to put that passion to use at Monologue Blogger. When she’s not reading books or writing stories, she is often working on another one of her favorite creative pursuits: drawing. She has an Instagram showing some pieces of her artwork: @madetowashaway and her aspirations for the future are to simply find ways to continue to incorporate all of her interests into her daily life as well as to be challenged to try new things.

Joseph Reilly
Joseph Reilly is a current New School Undergrad pursuing his Bachelor’s in Literary Studies while in the Writing Honors Program. Joseph has self-published two novels thus far from his small home on Staten Island which he shares with his fiancee and cat.

Rachel Barkley
Rachel Elizabeth Barkley is a recent college alum of Albright College with a B.A. in Digital Video Arts. A film buff and amateur film maker, Rachel has been writing and directing her own works since high school and is an aspiring screenwriter/director. She writes based on her life so her films include quirky dialogue, charmingly crafted meet cutes, and awkward moments that would rival those within a Wes Anderson film.

Elizabeth Pollack
Elizabeth has a degree in Screenwriting and Playwriting from Drexel University. She loves following all forms of the news, and particularly appreciates a well-written article about celebrity feuds. She blogs with her best friend at lizandalexstruggle.wordpress.com.

Lauren Richardson
Lauren is currently an undergrad journalism student in New Hampshire. She can often be found listening to music or writing. She is currently a contributing writer for her University’s newspaper as well as Monologue Blogger. Lauren is a dedicated student and hopes to find a career in writing or content creation.

Jenae Graves
Jenae has a degree in Film and Interactive Media from St. Augustine’s University. She loves all genres of writing and is excited to be a Contributing Writer for Monologue Blogger. When Jenae isn’t creating new worlds with her words, she is usually reading a book or taking a nap.

Monica Sztybel
Monica majored in English at Muhlenberg College. After graduation she worked at CBS for two years and on the films The Stoned Age and Leprechaun 2. These days she’s writing blogs, scripts and novels, as well as chatting about film production to anyone willing to listen.

Kathryn Oliver
Kathryn Oliver studied English and Linguistics at Florida Atlantic University. With her diverse background, she hopes to inspire people to look at life at a different light with her stories and her characters. She enjoys collecting books, music, movies, and even office supplies. She is currently studying Korean as a hobby, and she hopes to add it as her third language.

Nia Scott
Nia is a senior at East Stroudsburg University majoring in English and French. She dreams of being a best-selling author one day or a writer for a nonprofit organization. When she is not watching Netflix, or traveling, she can be found hiking in the mountains with her best friend Leena. She is also a passionate advocate of women’s rights, climate change, and the fate of elephants.

Taylor Pastrick
Taylor is a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus. She is majoring in communication studies with a concentration in multimedia journalism and a minor in public relations. She loves to stay informed with what is happening in the world, especially when it comes to pop culture. She believes that the more informed a person is, the better impact they will have. She is extremely excited for the opportunity to be a short film review writing for Monologue Blogger!

Catherine McCabe
I am a recent Master’s graduate in Film and Television studies from the wee Emerald Isle. I adore low-budget indie films, dogs, the sun and when I’m not watching or writing, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up a veggie storm.

Gabriel Ricard
Gabriel recently graduated from CUNY Lehman College, where he majored in English Literature. When he’s not working he is watching professional wrestling or MMA (which he vicariously lives through the athletes).

Taylor Ahern
Hi my name is Taylor Ahern. I am a student at Wagner College studying English. I love to write about pop culture and what I think the younger generation is very interested in. I love tv and it is my dream to eventually write a show or even a movie one day. I hope my articles keep you interested (:

Kellyrose Marry
Kellyrose is a recent graduate from Siena College where she studied Theatre and Journalism. She is an aspiring actress and writer, and when she’s not doing those things, she loves to travel and eat fancy vegetarian food– often simultaneously. Follow the rest of her adventures at @rockinrosey

Grace Victoria Otaiza
Grace Otaiza is a creative writer that dabbles in all forms of writing. Grace is a writer of music video treatments, and a content writer for different sites such as Reverb Hub and Creative Loafing. Grace is new to the Monologue Blogger and is very excited to join a group of such talented writers at MB, and is grateful for the opportunity.

Bethany Barich
Bethany Barich is a graduate from Point Park University, where she received a B.A in Cinema Production. Not only is she a Contributing Writer for Monologue Blogger, but she also writes for a company called Skinny Teatox. When she isn’t aspiring to be a feature film director, she’s found writing film reviews, watching horror movies, and eating a lot of pizza or mac n’ cheese. To see inside the mind of Bethany check her out on Twitter – @_BEEBZZ – or check out her website: www.bethanybarich.com

Ryan Mikita
Ryan is New York city based freelance writer and film enthusiast. Aside from MB, he also contributes to the theater review website Theaterscene–a publication dedicated to covering the downtown Manhattan underground theater scene. Ryan is a voracious reader and arts advocate, and recognizes the importance of staying informed culturally and socially. Ryan also loves the outdoors, and whether it’s hiking, running or just a weekend getaway, Ryan is always planning his next great adventure.

Eleanor O’Hara
Eleanor O’Hara lives in New York City and is the author of two books. For her, writing is not a hobby, it’s a passion. Her favorite place to create is the New York Public Library where she produces a contemporary short story series. On her off days she volunteers, learning TV and film production.

Chani Sebazco
Chani is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she received a B.A in Writing and Theatre Arts. She is currently pursuing a career in Editing and Publishing, and is hoping to go back to school for her Master’s in Print Media. On her off days she enjoys bike riding, stalking doggos, and binge watching Grey’s Anatomy with a large bag of whole wheat Tostitos and habanero salsa. For more info follow her at @chanisebazco, and watch out for her brand new blog chanimariasebazco.blog coming soon!

Dan Levitan
Dan is an undergrad student at Binghamton University, with a major in creative writing and a minor in cinema. He is also an amateur magician and comic book enthusiast. You can usually find him watching a movie, at fencing practice, or taking a nap.

Rachel Morrow
Rachael has recently graduated under scholarship with a film degree. With a particular interest in film production and creative writing, Rachael has worked on numerous short films and recently self-published a poetry zine. In the future Rachael hopes to continue producing films whilst collaborating with inspiring artists.