FOUNDER AND WEB MANAGER
James has worked for Monsters and Critics since it started and now manages the business and oversees the technical side of things. He is a big fan of television and movies, and still regularly contributes to the site.
Julian acts as editor for the site, and also contributes content across the board. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the world’s biggest-selling English language newspaper, The Sun. He has also contributed to a string of other publications including The Telegraph.
TV CRITIC AND LIFESTYLE EDITOR
April is an accredited entertainment writer, interviewer and television critic. She is a current member of the Television Critics Association (TCA), Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). April has worked for Monsters and Critics since 2004, and has also contributed to various other industry and entertainment websites.
Shaunee Flowers loves reality TV and she loves writing about it even more. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her large family. When she’s not trying to keep up with her five young children, you can catch her keeping up with the Kardashians, binging Love & Hip Hop or trying to figure out how to run into one of the Real Housewives of Dallas stars on a shopping trip. She’s also a big gamer and sometimes still manages to fit in some time on the XBox One. Shaunee has written for quite a few websites over the years but has found a home in Monsters & Critics. Make sure to follow her for the latest in reality TV and to learn the answers to some of the hottest questions about the shows she loves.
TV AND SOAPS WRITER
Tiffany is a television enthusiast. She enjoys everything from grizzly crime documentaries to soap operas. Her main focus is reality television but she dabbles in scripted shows as well. The television is always on when she’s home. Some of her favorite shows include the Teen Mom franchise, Big Brother, and Chicago PD. Aside from television, Tiffany also enjoys traveling and hanging out with her family. She lives just outside of Chicago and prefers the quiet life over the hustle and bustle of city life.
TV AND SOAPS WRITER
Tanya is a freelance writer, therapist and educator. The L.A. native was born at General Hospital, foreshadowing her obsession with writing about soaps, something that makes her feel young, restless, bold and beautiful, a state of mind that hopefully remains that way all the days of our lives.
Mary Jane has been an entertainment writer for nearly a decade, so she spots stories, trends, and breaking news as they happen. With a Master’s Degree in hand, Jane tackles the online space with professionalism. On Monsters & Critics, Mary covers The Bachelor franchise, Southern Charm, and other shows that fans with a romantic heart adore.
Shawn has worked as a journalist for over 20 years, starting out in the world of newspapers and magazines before moving to the Internet when the world changed. He is an award-winning former member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle and Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists and has written online for Yahoo Movies, Chud, 411mania, CBR, andScreen Rant. He is also a huge professional wrestling fan, following the sport since the territory days in the ’80s.
Patrick Frye was a software engineer and business owner until he took a writer’s quill to the knee. He’s worked for Defense contractors and indie video game developers, but his true love is writing about anime. Patrick considers himself a “woke-taku” and he enjoys covering all the latest news related to Japanese entertainment.
Fred Topel has been a journalist since 1999. Over the decades he’s written for About.com, Hollywood.com, CraveOnline, Rotten Tomatoes and Slashfilm. Fred brings Monsters and Critics fans firsthand reports on the stars and filmmakers of major Hollywood movies.
Ian Cullen is a TV journalist and when not writing for monstersandcritics.com runs his own website SciFiPulse. He has also written for Star Trek Magazine. A huge fan of fantasy and science fiction in movies and television, Ian loves TV shows that try to be different and stand out. Some of his favorites are the various iterations of Star Trek, as well as Doctor Who and Westworld.
Sandy Malone is a reality TV star, expert wedding planner, and internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast’s BRIDES and The Huffington Post, in addition to Monsters and Critics. Sandy is the owner of Weddings in Vieques, a Caribbean destination wedding planning company based on Vieques Island, as well as Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, a destination wedding planning company based in the Washington, DC, area.
MOVIE REVIEWER AND INTERVIEWER
Award-winning writer and reporter Anne Brodie has covered film and filmmakers on television, print and online for more than 30 years. 20 year member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves as Chair of its Film Festival Committee, and is a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Toronto Film Critics Association.
Ernie Estrella is a TV and film critic. He is also a contributing editor at SyfyWire (formerly Blastr) and has also written for USA Today