About

Meet the team, the faces behind the entertaining articles you find here on Entertainment Now. Each of these talented writers are passionate about entertainment and dedicated to bringing you quality content. Everything from comedy, movies, TV, Music, Podcasts, theatre, Lifestyle and more.

Tia Byer – Journalist

Tia Byer is a journalist and editor who specialises in culture, lifestyle, and life science reporting. Her work has featured in publications including The Scotsman, The National, The Cambridge Critique, Cambridgeshire Live, Cambridge Evening News, Velvet Magazine, and Oxford Global. She has also published research on topics covering Native American literature, The American Renaissance, Transatlanticism, and Caribbean literature and song.

Visit Tia’s portfolio at: https://www.tiabyer.com/ .

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tia-Byer-2

Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/tia_byer/

Twitter at: https://twitter.com/TiaByer

Jonathan Trew – Journalist

Strangely, a teenage job as a kitchen porter didn’t put Jonathan off restaurants. Thirty years later, his career has included stints as a restaurant copywriter, food journalist and reviewer, editor, food tour guide and rodeo clown. One of the above isn’t true.

Twitter at: https://mobile.twitter.com/JonathanTrew

Simon Williams – Journalist

Our inside-out music industry outsider is attempting to see 365 live acts this year. This is a man whose first ever gig was in 1982 watching The Higsons and The Farmer’s Boys at the Lyceum. This may end very, very badly. This is the Pandaman‘s diary…

Mary-Claire Evans – Lifestyle Writer

Mary-Claire Evans is a lifestyle writer for Entertainment Now with a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Linguistics, and a Master’s in Creative Writing. When she isn’t writing articles on self-love and healthy habits, she helps run an independent coffee shop or continues her work on her first novel.

Grace Eshel – Junior Writer

Grace Eshel is currently based in Wales and is a junior writer for Entertainment Now. She explores everything TV and film from cult classics to animated anthologies as well as the occasional book review. She debates, discusses and analyses the best, the worst, the worst of the best and the best of the worst that the industry has to offer. Her film favourites and recommendations include Goodfellas, Scream, Akira, the Lost Boys, and Kung Fu Panda and her favourite books are currently The Sicilian by Mario Puzo and the Green Bone Saga by Fonda Lee.


Find her on Instagram Grace (@greshel2.0) • Instagram photos and videos and on her new Letterboxed account @greshel 

Andrew Carter – Writer


Based in sunny Brighton, and with a 30 year career in communications, Andrew usually has a gig, a movie or a trip to the theatre lined up in his diary for the following week! His first gig was Leo Sayer, his favourite movie is E.T. and he has a tattoo of a gremlin!

Fiona Shepherd – Music Journalist

Fiona is an established music journalist, based in Glasgow, where she has been attending gigs for the past 35 years and writing about the local and wider music scene since 1990. She is the chief rock and pop critic of The Scotsman, and also writes for Scotland On Sunday, The List and Edinburgh Festivals magazine. She is co-founder and co-director of Glasgow Music City Tours, which offers guided music themed walking tours of the UK’s first UNESCO City of Music.

Yasmin Turner – Editor

Yasmin is an editor and writer whose work has featured in publications such as Nottingham based magazine LeftLion, and Vision, a publication of Cambridge University. Yasmin has just finished studying for her BA in English Literature in Nottingham and is pursuing various freelance roles. Inspired by female novelists such as political and cultural commentator Ahdaf Soueif, as well as Clarissa Ward, she writes for several magazines on the themes of culture, lifestyle and international relations. She enjoys spending her free time travelling and hiking in various locations around the world, sharing photography and independent travel tips to her own new Instagram account @turnertrekking.

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