Past Writers

Stephen King

Contributor from Dec. 2012 – Dec. 2013

When he isn’t writing, Stephen King is at work as a QA Technician with a mobile games developer; bringing bug-free, joy to the world one game at a time. Outside of working and writing, Stephen enjoys playing a lot of video games – mostly retro games – and has a large collection of consoles and games to help feed his addiction. The rest? Loving husband, coffee/energy drink aficionado,  TV/movie buff and average joe.

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Follow Stephen on Twitter: @stephenking85

Godwin Leung

Contributor from Oct. 2012 – Feb. 2014

As an avid history and English high school teacher and aspiring music teacher, Godwin Leung loves infusing pop culture, good music, video games, and cool technology into his lesson plans. When he is not holding it down the classroom, he loves uncovering hidden gems on SoundCloud, honing his DJing and digital music production skills, and exploring distant lands. He also enjoys indulging in mind bending flicks, chowing down on comfort cuisine, and stuffing himself full of random but life saving facts. Godwin currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.

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Tatum Hawkins

Contributor from Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013

With a background in public relations, Tatum Hawkin‘s passions lie in writing. She has enjoyed being a freelance writer for several years with her work being published in both print and online outlets. About one year ago, Tatum took an extended break from PR to focus on the most exciting project she’s encountered yet: being “Mommy.” When she’s not doting over her darling daughters, Tatum indulges in both the simple and extravagant pleasures in life, from perusing the local farmer’s market in shabby shorts to monthly three-hour visits at the spa (see, told you she knows how to indulge!). While California will always be home, Tatum and her family currently reside in Shanghai, China, where they are living as expats for two more years. Tatum currently blogs about her adventures in the world’s largest city in a bi-weekly column for Shanghai Family.

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Follow Tatum on Twitter: @TatumHawkins 

Rebecca Rowell

Senior writer from Dec. 2012 – Dec. 2013

Rebecca Rowell describes herself as a quirky and fun-loving aspiring journalist- Twitter-junkie, coffee lover, word appreciator, Southern Belle. She is a writer who believes in the power of words and social media connecting us all. She considers herself honest and compassionate. At the current moment she is working on her BA in English-Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism at Presbyterian College. Her aspirations are to be a reporter one day, informing the public on events or news taking place in their community. Her life goal is to meet NBC news journalist, Ann Curry, who is Rebecca’s inspiration for the type of journalist she hopes to one day be. If she isn’t catching up on the latest with her favorite shows Bones, Private Practice, and Law and Order SVU, you’ll probably find her working on some type of writing sample-whether it be a new blog post or a creative piece. Spending time volunteering and with her church family is important to her. Rebecca is a big supporter of Sounds of Pertussis and raising awareness of stopping pertussis deaths in infants, in honor of her baby cousin, Carter, who lost his life in 2010

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Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebecca_rowell

Karen Datangel

Senior contributor from June 2012 – Dec. 2013

Karen Datangel was one of the first contributing writers at The Hudsucker. Graduated with a degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University, she has built her budding profile through various freelance gigs and internships in digital/print media and film, from braving red carpets and star-studded parties in Los Angeles for to managing a small staff of entertainment writers for Pink and Black Magazine. She has interviewed a few indie musicians, filmmakers, a lot of So You Think You Can Dance contestants, and big-name stars like Sophia Bush and Anna Kendrick. Karen spends her time writing, on the Internet, working at her actual job in customer service, at the movies, Netflixing, being in the presence of music, pretending she’s good at beat-em-up video games, reminiscing on the pop culture of the 90s and early 2000s, sleeping, and exploring her dear city of San Francisco. She is one of the biggest San Francisco Giants fans you’ll ever meet and is obsessed with all things baseball. Karen continues to work towards her dream of making a living out of writing, working in online media, and sharing her love for entertainment, pop culture, girly and nerdy things, and sports. You can find her life insights and fitness journey on her blog at Shower, Sweat, Repeat and her complete resume and portfolio at

Follow Karen on Twitter: @DatKaren

Robert Cartagena

Contributor from Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2013

Currently writing for SFBay, an online media start-up that focuses on life in the Bay Area, Robert Cartagena graduated San Francisco State University in 2011 with his B.A. in journalism. In the spring of 2010, he served as sports writer for his school’s publication, Golden Gate [X]press, where he covered a variety of sports and profiled student-athletes and coaches who were being recognized for their achievements on and off the field. That fall, he returned to [X]press as sports editor, overseeing the work of four writers and even collaborating with one for a men’s basketball preview and recap of the season opener. Robert enjoys blogging about his favorite sports and movies on his blog Rob’s Got the 411. When he’s not reporting or blogging, he’s out watching the latest film releases, listening to his iPod, spending time with family and friends, and always checking his Facebook and Twitter accounts. He aspires to be a professional sports reporter and film critic and also wants to become a professional actor someday. Simply put, he’s hard working and outgoing and lives his life to the fullest.

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Follow Robert on Twitter: @Robbie1Kenobi