Who I Am

meLiane Bonin is a nationally recognized journalist, author, radio producer, and produced screenwriter. She has written thousands of articles which have appeared in Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Mademoiselle, Budget Living, Writer’s Digest, Daily Variety, People, Teen People, The Hollywood Reporter, Detour, Teen, Flaunt, the Writers Guild of America West’s Written By, Maxim and other publications.

She has been a senior writer for EW.com, a senior editor for HitFix and was editor-in-chief for WSAToday, a B2B magazine for the accessories industry. She is currently the editor-in-chief for Rainbow Rumpus, a literary site for children and young adults.

Her young adult novel Celebrity Skin was bought by NAL/Jam. The book was dubbed “a scandalously catty, guilty pleasure” and “Entourage for teenage girls” by Jane magazine editor Laura Morgan, while 6x: The Uncensored Confessions author Nina Malkin asked, “Who could ask for anything more than this glamorous, garish, behind-the-scenes glimpse of what really goes down in Tinseltown?”

As a producer for public radio, her work has aired on Weekend America, KCRW, BBC Radio, Seattle’s KUOW, and transom.org.

Her script Dante’s View was the first place winner of the Writer’s Digest screenplay contest, and was later independently produced starring Guinevere Turner, Sheryl Lee and Brett Harrelson. She co-wrote the feature screenplay Plastic Jesus, which was a finalist in the Los Angeles Film Collaborative grant program.

She lives in the Los Angeles area.