Welcome to the website of writer Jeff Gottesfeld, which is consistently under construction!
Latest news: It's the sujmmer of 2013, and it has been a year of progress on many fronts. Also a little time stop and smell the flowers..
The clickage continues.
After a year that saw two books I wrote pub within a few weeks of each other during the summer -- SuperFan!, from Grosset & Dunlap (licensed by the WWE), and Amen, L.A. -- 2012 brought more. The only thing is, I wrote them under pseudonym, and the pseudonym is not something you would expect from me. No, no, it's not the name of the author of 50 SHADES.... If you're interested, email me, and I'll fill you in. I will say that the young adult audience those books are for are an underserved group of readers who deserve great stories as much as anyone else. Give them great books? They'll be readers for life.
Pubbed in January 2013 under my own name? The first book in a new series for Saddleback, called Robinson's Hood. About an inner-city kid named Robinson "Robin" Paige who just can't take the crime, the drugs, the shakedowns, and the gangbangers anymore...and decides to fight back. Following Robinson's Hood are Robinson's Hood #2: The Bank of Badness, and Robinson's Hood #3: Chopped. Both boys and girls should eat this series up.
Also terribly exciting is that my friend and colleague Elizabeth Wong and I have finshed the stage adaptation of Randa Abdel-Fattah's remakable 2007 novel, Does My Head Look Big in This? Thank you to Dramatic Publishing Company, Randa, and her agent Sheila Drummond for making this happen.
Current projects include the CAMPUS CONFESSIONS series upcoming for Saddleback, about a couple of frenemies at an historically black college in Washington DC. It's about time that we got African-American protagonists out of the inner city and onto the college campus.
One more thing. Go to the "Brad Paisley and Me" page for something cool.