Hollywood The Write Way began in February 2008 and publishes entertainment reviews and interviews with actors, writers, comedians, musicians, singers, etc, as well as covers various events in Los Angeles and New York.

Melody L. Simpson

Hi, there! I’m Melody Simpson, lover of books, Broadway, TV, and film! I have written TV recaps, reviews, and more for OMFGTV, The Televixen, Buzzfocus, and TVOverMind. As a lifelong Gleek, I also used to co-host Gleek Squad, the first podcast dedicated to the hit Fox series, Glee.

I currently run Melanin in YA, a database for all things Black in traditional young adult publishing. If you’re looking for Black Y.A. authors, Black literary agents who rep Y.A., Black editors, Black influencers (BookTube, Bookstagram, etc…), be sure to check it out! I am also the Co-Editor of the nonfiction anthology, Writing in Color: Fourteen Writers on the Lessons We’ve Learned which was published by Simon & Schuster. You can also check out my short story, “The Guardrail Disappears” in the feminist horror anthology, Betty Bites Back: Stories to Scare the Patriarchy Edited by Mindy McGinnis, Demitria Lunetta, and Kate Karyus Quinn.

I’m thirty-four, born and raised in New Jersey and currently split my time between Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. I am represented by JL Stermer at Next Level Lit.

Must Read Posts:


My Movie History in 21 Questions

My Netflix Viewing History Over the Years

Entertainment Bucket List

San Diego Comic Con Tips Guide

How I Read Books

My Podcast Listening History

Blog Anniversary Best Of Retrospective

Fox’s New Girl blurbs Hollywood the Write Way!



Past Contributor:



Sarah is a Florida transplant originally from New Jersey. She is a book and television enthusiast who from time to time likes to blog about books right here on Hollywood the Write Way.




Past Guest Features:

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Colleen McAllister
Greg Witte Part 1Part 2
NY Buckeye
The Vegan Chef Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4
The TV Chick

July 6, 2010 Nikki SooHoo (The Lovely Bones) – Food: The Mental Game

July 13, 2010 Harvey Guillen (ABC Family’s Huge) – Appreciating the Arts

September 20, 2010 Julia Ling (NBC’s Chuck) – Dancing & Martial Arts

October 25, 2010 Magda Apanowicz (Syfy’s Caprica) – Moving to Los Angeles & Body Image

March 23, 2011 Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse) – Vegetarianism

June 29, 2011 Ali Liebert (Harper’s Island, Kyle XY) – Health & Body Image

June 30, 2011 Emma Lahana (Hellcats) – Empowering Women

June 30, 2011 Vanessa Lengies (HawthoRNe) – Bettering Ourselves & the World

October 15, 2011 Kristina Apgar (Privileged) – Feminism

April 8, 2012 Zoe Soul (Reed Between The Lines) – Being Vegan