MY DAILY FIND contributors come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The birth and growth of this site would not be possible without them. If you are interested in contributing, please email your resume, links to your work or a few writing samples to MyDailyFind.
Pauline Adamek is a Hollywood-based film, theater, and food critic who writes for FilmInk Australia, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Sun Community Newspapers, as well as various websites under the “nom du net” Max Million. Contact her at www.paulineadamek.com
Bill Bentley is a writer, musician, publicist, record producer and A&R director. He once played drums with Lightnin’ Hopkins. For more reviews and music news, go to www.sonicboomers.com
Gila Brown, M.A. is a Child Development Expert and Parent Coach, with over 10 years of teaching experience. She specializes in parenting school-age children with grace, using principles of attachment parenting, positive disciple and effective communication. Visit www.GilaBrown.com to sign up for a free newsletter.
Kym Douglas is the co-author of The Black Book of Hollywood Beauty Secrets, The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets and The Black Book of Hollywood Pregnancy Secrets. She guests on E!, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Fox’s Good Day LA. www.kymdouglas.com
Erinn Eichinger is a lifestyle writer for print and television who’s worked and lived in the Valley for close to 20 years. She was a contributing writer for Sun Community Newspapers, as well as Fox News, KCBS News, Food Network, Discovery Health, A&E, Fine Living and The History Channel. You can check out more of her writing at www.Sundaydish.typepad.com
Leslie Elkan is President of the Sherman Oaks Business Improvement District and Co-chair of the Sherman Oaks Beautification Committee. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Evans Gardner is a food and travel writer, cookbook author, and owner of the Little Feet in the Kitchen cooking school. Formerly Editor-in-Chief for PeterGreenberg.com, Jennifer has also written for ePregnancy, Eating, Santa Barbara, and Kiwi, among other publications. www.jenevansgardner.com
James Hames is a second generation Valley native, working as a writer and editor, photographer and artist, school bus driver and Neighborhood Council boardmember — but what he really wants to do is help you replace your lawn like he’s been doing for friends, family, neighbors and strangers for decades.
Atina Hartunian’s articles have appeared in the North Valley Community News, The Armenian Reporter, The Pasadena Weekly, as well as current urban development for Fourstory.org. She is also a website content manager and freelance writer: www.atinahartunian.blogspot.com.
Jackie Houchin is a freelance theater reviewer, covering plays, musicals and readings for the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. She also reviews books for several mystery magazines and writes articles for a local biweekly newspaper. www.jackiehouchin.com
Rachel Heller is a Sherman Oaks-based freelance writer and grammatical stickler whose work has appeared in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, the Sun Community Newspapers and the Los Feliz Ledger. She shudders at misspellings of “then” and “than,” and can subsist for weeks at a time on Menchie’s frozen yogurt.
Gwen Kenneally is the owner of Back to the Kitchen, Full Service Catering and Party Planning. Check out her website and blog www.Backtothekitchen.net and www.gwenkenneally.blogspot.com. She wrote for the Sun Community Newspapers.
Joanne Kimes is the author of the bestselling “Sucks” series as well as “The Stay-at-Home Martyr.” Visit her at www.sucksandthecity.com
Sophia Louisa Lee curates exhibitions at the Two Roads Gallery located at 4348 Tujunga Avenue in Studio City. With a passion for the arts, she’s a painter, a member of the Board of Directors for the MOCA Contemporaries, and a contributing writer for Artillery and Coagula, both art magazines.
Amy Lyons is a professional freelance journalist and theatre critic, with a degree in Theatre Arts and English from UMass, Boston. She started her journalism career at The Boston Globe. Her articles, theatre reviews and photos regularly appear in numerous publications, including the Beverly Press, Valley Life Magazine, the Santa Monica Mirror and www.nohoartsdistrict.com
Allison Rae Marsh is a Studio City based fashion/ wardrobe stylist with an eclectic celebrity clientele. She is available for style consultations or personal shopping. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Marilyn C. Morrison is an independent college consultant who guides students and families through the college planning and application process. Visit Morrison Educational Consulting’s website at www.yourcollegepath.com, or contact Marilyn at (818) 781-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geoffrey Neil writes from the the perspective of an “unusual” computer-guy who actually likes people more than keyboards. He owns Mollifiers, a Technology Anger Management company, offering computer technical assistance. Check out www.mollifiers.com or geoffreyneil.com
Jo Perry has a Ph.D. in English, taught literature and writing, and worked as a college administrator and as a television writer and producer. She is a reviewer for BookBrowse.com and is an ongoing contributor to kidsLA Magazine for which she writes about the city, children’s books, and conducts interviews. For two years she wrote the Kids’ Book Club column for the L.A. Times’ Kids’ Reading Room page. She has an article on summer reading for kids in the June issue of Costco Connection.
Ellen S. Pressman is an Emmy Award winning television director and producer who grew up in the San Fernando Valley. Her credits include thirtysomething, Hill St. Blues, Time of Your Life, Everwood, American Dreams, Arliss, My So-Called Life, Party of Five and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She can’t live without her Peets Coffee.
Kris Kelley Rivera is a former television news writer and producer, and the mother of two boys. She lives in Studio City.
Parimal Rohit is an avid writer who loves covering politics, sports, entertainment and anything else under the sun. Currently, he writes for Buzzine Magazine, Campus Circle and India West. In addition to writing full-time, Parimal is also a staff member of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles. Prior to becoming a journalist, Parimal worked in sports, entertainment and criminal law. A graduate of UCLA, he has a Master’s in Sports Management from the University of San Francisco and a law degree from Loyola Law School. Contact him email@example.com
Carole Rosner is a native Valley Girl who has lived in Studio City for the past 11 years. She is a strong supporter of her local public schools and an active volunteer in her neighborhood. Some of her favorite things to do in Studio City are to celebrate 4th of July at CBS Radford, walk along Ventura Blvd. and browse through the racks at Crossroads Trading Company.
Chelsea Sutton is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara’s College of Creative Studies. She’s a freelance writer, playwright, and theater director, and does theatre marketing during the day. www.chelseasutton.wordpress.com
Amanda Traxler is an L.A.-born writer with degrees in journalism from the University of Kansas and creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been rediscovering her roots since she returned to the area three years ago from the wintry Midwest.