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HBO Watch Staff

HBO Watch is staffed by these contributing authors.  They bring you the news stories, commentary and analysis you’ve come to expect each and every day from HBO Watch.  We are the only blog / news site dedicated %100 to bringing you all the latest HBO series news on the web.  If you’d like to join our ranks and think you’ve got what it takes please contact us today!


Jacob Klein
(Founder/Editor in Chief)

Our fearless leader and founder, Jacob writes much and more of the content that make their way to the front pages of HBOWatch.  He heads up our team of writers, executes rigorous editing duties and composes all of the tweets, Google + updates and Facebook statuses you’ve come to rely on every day!

Articles by Jacob
Contact: Jacob on Twitter | Google Plus | Personal Website | Email


Jef Dinsmore

Jef was the very first addition to the HBOWatch writing team.  This guy has a valuable background that includes an extensive knowledge of HBO’s long and storied history and also keeps an eye on some of the more obscure HBO programs and documentaries that we sometimes miss (but shouldn’t!)  Jef is also an editor.

Articles by Jef
Contact: Email


IMG_20140702_160206__1404608900_109.79.221.162Cian Gaffney
(Editor – Inactive)

It might sound like a strange name, but that’s because he’s Irish! Cian prefers some of the old classics to the new shows, such as The Wire, Deadwood and Rome.  His favorite currently airing shows are Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and True Detective.

Articles by Cian
Contact: Cian on Twitter | Google Plus | Email


unnamedMJ Snow
(Staff Writer)

MJ Snow is an avian behavior specialist, animal activist, role player, blogger and writer.  A long time George RR Martin fangirl and A Song of Ice and Fire Addict, her loyalties lie with Houses Bolton, Baelish and Clegane. MJ is co-founder of The Snow Keep, a short story and fan-ficiton blog,  The Brothers, a Sandor & Gregor Clegane tribute site and, a Petyr Baelish tribute site. When she’s not writing, MJ is working in the animal rescue field, and co-runs Empowering Animals, wristbands for animal causes.

Articles by MJ
Contact: MJ on Twitter  | Google Plus | Email

Eleonora Iafano

(Staff Writer)

Eleonora is a a P/J/I teacher who absolutely LOVES all things Game of Thrones. She’s a ‘happy go lucky’ kind of lady who loves to read (and write) HBO Watch character profiles.  Be sure to check back for more from her or take a look at her blog.

Articles by Eleonora
Contact: Eleonora on Twitter | Google Plus | Winds of Westeros | Email


David Pergolini
(Staff Writer)

David Pergolini is based out of Atlanta, GA. Follow his work and blog at, and follow him on twitter!

Articles by David
Contact: David on Twitter | Google Plus | David Pergolini | Email


1011053_137327083141485_90563004_nRhiannon Kavity
(Staff Writer)

“Writing is one of the most intimate things a person can do. It doesn’t matter in which form or for what medium. It’s allowing another human being to peek inside your soul, to observe the innermost workings of your mind.”

Articles by Rhiannon
Contact: Rhiannon on Twitter | Google Plus | Email



vlv headshotVL Vanderveer
(Staff Writer)

VL, hailing from Nashville, TN, was first published in middle school and has focused on writing fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She has an English degree with History and Classical Languages (Latin and Greek) from East Tennessee State University. One of her favorite pieces she has written for HBOWatch was about Arnold Rothstein and the 1919 World Series Fix, closely followed by the series finale for “True Blood.”  Among her favorite HBO series are “Big Love,” “Sex and the City,” “True Blood,” “Game of Thrones,” and especially “Boardwalk Empire.” When not working for HBOWatch, VL can be found reading, free writing, working on her computer, or doing research; also, she has a girl pug, a boy cat, loves tea, and is constantly listening to music.

Articles by VL
Contact: VL on Twitter | Google Plus | Email



tam04262013Tamara Winfrey
(Staff Writer)

We’re all scared. You hid in that ditch because you think there’s still hope. But Blithe, the only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it.

Articles by Tamara
Contact: Tamara on Twitter | Google Plus | Email


Charlie Harwood
(Editor – Inactive)

26 year old college senior, amateur musician, and eccentric personality from Northern California.  I’m a modern man, but I miss the 90’s and my life revolves around my love for food, music, and laughing. I consider life a gift and live it to the fullest everyday.

Articles by Charlie
Contact: Charlie on Twitter | Google Plus  | Email


Tara Mazzucca
(Staff Writer – Inactive)

Tara is an actor and writer who is also an avid daydreamer.  She imagines life as one big adventure!  Tally-ho!  Tara covers  Follow her blog at and look forward to her new webseries, premiering this spring!

Articles by Tara
Contact: Google Plus | Email


Brandi McCormick
(Staff Writer – Inactive)

Brandi McCormick is an entertainment blogger, undeniable realist, and dinosaur connoisseur living in Austin, TX. She’s been called a ‘walking IMDB’ by those closest to her, and she often finds herself on the winning 16th place pub trivia team come Saturday nights. When she’s not coming up with a multitude of Sarcasm-based fonts, she can be found with her face buried in a book. Or a burger. It really just depends on the day.

Articles by Brandi
Contact: Brandi on Twitter | Google Plus | ReelSnarky | Email


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