Kyle Olson


is a writer of little, to no, renown. He has written for White Wolf Publishing and several other small gaming companies, which have all since gone defunct, though no causality was ever determined. 

He has written several plays, two of which: his version of The Time Machine and Mister E (a CLUE parody) were nominated for a handful of Zoni theater awards. He's also won two Screenplay competitions for his original short film screenplays "Everything To Everyone" and "Give Up The Ghost". 

These days, he's devoting all his time and energy into this new venture, Legible Scrawl. Focusing on live script reads and our new podcast To Prove A Villain, his aim is to make cool things with talented people and have fun along the way. 

Find out more at: or follow him on Twitter @NotThatYouCare


Kim B.


is a self proclaimed "nerd with social skills". Growing up with a family of Star Wars/Trek fans, she embraced her roots, and has blossomed into the nerd you see before you today.

Kim's experience spans the stage, behind the camera, over the radio waves, and she's also been known to write on occasion.

During her time at Arizona State, she was cast as an extra in the film "Take Me Home Tonight". The overnight shoots were a lot of fun, but she's certain she lost some brain cells due to exposure to high amounts of hairspray to get her hair that big. 

Kim is excited beyond all reason to be a part of Legible Scrawl, and is most excited about bringing her passions to a larger audience. 

You can follow Kim on Twitter @yimlette




goes by "Shaw" because every woman her age is named Amy, Jennifer or Michelle. Or maybe Heather. Shaw grew up performing in her hometown of Westfield, NJ and is a graduate of the prestigious Westfield school system's drama and arts programs. In high school, she spent weekends partying and trying to rally in time to make the train into Manhattan for auditions. Her love of partying led her to Arizona State University where she joined Alpha Gamma Delta women's fraternity (aka sorority) and the ASU Pitchforks women's a Capella group. Shaw appeared at several ICCA competitions and on the 'Forks CD, "Rock n Roll Taco". She still sings at weddings, the occasional pro sports game, in her backyard, etc.

After graduating, Shaw used her finance, training, and performing background to land a job with Del Webb/Pulte Homes. Surprised to find she was really good at business operations, she left Pulte as a Vice President in 2007.  After some time with Target, she changed careers and became a certified sommelier.  Shaw decided to focus on being just a mom, public speaker, performer, Alpha Gam advisor at ASU, and household COO once her daughter arrived.

An audition in 2014 led to her becoming a Moderator for Phoenix Comicon where she is currently a Moderator Coordinator.  Now Shaw spends her free time gaming, drinking wine, and enjoying her very intelligent 5 year old.


Ryan F.


Ryan talks for a living. A lot. Like 8 hours a day 3 to 4 days a week. Honestly, sometimes it’s hard to get him to shut up. Which is probably why he spends the rest of his spare time co-creating online courses that teach Time Management, Productivity, and Excel to professionals.

One of these days, he swears that he’ll add his voice to the blogosphere with his ideas on time and energy management (as soon as he gets up from his nap, of course). Until then, he’ll pass the time doing cool things with cool people.


Sara S.


has ADD and too many interests to pin herself down to a single title or leave any room on her calendar for things like sleeping or taking her car in to get her tires rotated. Her activities lately include modeling, studying planetary science, podcasting about pop culture, social justice warrioring, writing, puppetry, acting, cat toy making, kitten fostering, helping her awesome friends with their creative ventures, and volunteering for basically any organization that will have her.

Despite her introversion and social anxiety, you’ve probably met Sara at any number of nerdy, intellectual, or artistic functions around Phoenix. And she probably doesn’t remember your name because she has a terrible memory.


Mandy M.


is as talented as she is lovely.


James P.


Originally from Toronto, Canada, James Palestini relocated to Arizona where he played college soccer and received his Bachelor degree from Arizona State University. Tired of the nasty Canadian winters, James chose to remain in Arizona and attend law school. James now works at Kimerer & Derrick, PLC, and practices mainly in the area of criminal defense.

Recently, James became a member of the United States Supreme Court. In his spare time, James enjoys weight training, playing soccer, and spending time with his wife, Andrea, a beautiful nurse who is completely out of his league. 

Find out more on LinkedIn:

Follow @jpalestini on Twitter


Shannon J.


is as talented as she is lovely.


David G.


is as talented as he is lovely.


Brooke U.


is as talented as she is lovely.


Anastasia P.


As many little girls, when asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, Anastasia always replied "an actress," which is why she's now a Technical Project Manager. She did manage, however, to spend some of her youth acting, being signed by talent agent, Bobby Ball, when she was 12 years old.

While in junior high and high school, she was Captain of the Speech and Debate team and acted in several plays, including having parts as Queen Aggravain in “Once Upon a Mattress,” Ouiser Boudreaux in “Steel Magnolias,” and Katharina (Kate) in “Taming of the Shrew."

While attending Pepperdine University, Anastasia studied TV and Film Management, where she became the Entertainment News Director at the local university TV station and was the host of her own show called “Trailers." Anastasia likes to think of herself as somewhat of a Tolkien aficionado, having written her Master's thesis on "The Lord of the Rings." Last year, she was honored to become a part of Phoenix Comicon as a Moderator, where she met many of the other amazing people who make up Legible Scrawl. She is excited to be on the stage and performing once again.


Ryan D.


is author of the young adult Time Shift Trilogy. His debut novel THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING was released in January 2016, and the sequel THE BLACK TEMPEST will land in January 2017. Ryan splits his time between writing books during the day, fighting crime at night, and hanging out in his awesome underground lair. Please do not tell anyone he's Batman. It's a secret.

Amazon link:

Follow @iRyanDalton on Twitter


Scott H.


is as talented as he is lovely.


Chris C.


is as talented as he is lovely.