Welcome to the website of writer Jeff Gottesfeld, which is consistently under construction!
Latest news: It's the summer of 2014, and it has been a year of progress on many fronts. Also a little time stop and smell the flowers. Or, at least, the smog of Los Angeles. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is which, here.
The clickage continues.
#weneeddiversebooks and I've been writing them. Some under own name -- quite a few of them, actually. Some under pseudonym. And almost all of them with the goal of getting kids who don't necessarily love reading into the greatest activity there is. Devouring a book. No matter what the kid's reading level, there should be a gripping book. It's not that tough. Tell a great story. Keep the language at the right level. Make the great story even better. That's the formula.
2014 has been the year of the CAMPUS CONFESSIONS series 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. Now, they're there. It's also the year of the STRIPPED series, about two very different girls at the same casino hotel in Las Vegas. And it's also my first foray into short fiction for fifth graders, in the RED RHINO series of books for Saddleback.
That's just the start. I'll update again soon.
One more thing. Go to the "Brad Paisley and Me" page for something cool.