The Writers

downtown_7.17_0052 editedJessica Cortez

 is a professional photographer, artist manager, social media expert, and public relations professional living in Orange County, California.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Business in May 2013 and a Master of Art Degree in Public Relations in June 2014, both from Full Sail University.

Jessica has worked with LBClothing as a photographer, iZZi Gadgets as a marketing intern, and Diamond Pink Studios as a social media manager. She continues to manage electronic dance music producer and DJ Nekronaut. She has content posted to and

For more information about Jessica Cortez, email her at jessicacortezphoto at yahoo dot com or visit her website at

For Jessica’s work on That LA Writer, click here.

Ashley Ruiz

is a southern California native. She enjoys reading in her free time and has a passion for writing human interest features, beauty articles and most recently screen plays.

She attends Cal State Fullerton University and is set to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Radio-TV-Film.

Ashley has been published in Cal State Fullerton’s newspaper, The Daily Titan and literary magazine, Tusk. She was also the Features Editor at Orange Coast College’s newspaper The Coast Report.

In the summer of 2014, Ashley studied literary journalism in Valencia, Spain and improved on her story telling and photography skills.

In the fall she interned at online clothing boutique, Shop D&J, where she helped plan events and wrote several beauty and fashion blogs.

You can find her work at ShopD& and her own blog:

For Ashley’s work on That LA Writer, click here.

downtown_7.17_0052 editedBrianna Shaver

is a Southern California native, a freelance writer, and pastry connoisseur living in Seattle, Washington.

After graduating from a Pastry and Specialty Baking program in Seattle in the spring of 2010, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management from New England Culinary Institute in March of 2014.

Brianna has been part of a team at numerous bakeries throughout California, Washington and Montana, specializing in Artisan Breads and French Pastry. With over seven years of experience in the culinary world, she has been a head baker, ran a kitchen as an ice cream maker and catered numerous weddings.

She is currently working on multiple books and brings her passion of writing and extensive knowledge of all-things-culinary together in her blogs.

For Brianna’s work on That LA Writer, click here.


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