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Jeff Gottesfeld is an American novelist, playwright, and screen and television writer.
Gottesfeld has written freelance for numerous magazines and newspapers, and continues to publish essays on such subjects as the ongoing controversy over the Confederate flag, immigration policy, and trends in young adult fiction. Among his favorite authors are Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Herman Wouk, and George Orwell.
His fiction ranges from elementary age children to adult. For television, he has written for such shows as Smallville and The Young and the Restless. Songs for which he wrote the lyrics have been recorded by such country artists as Mitchell John. Together with Cherie Bennett, he has written under the pen name Zoey Dean. His first picture book is The Tree in the Courtyard, published by Random House/Knopf in March, 2016. It received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal.
- Script Writer: December 14, 2006 - December 21, 2007; March 18 - August 19, 2008
- Associate Head Writer: July 2007 - December 21, 2007; March 18 - July 10, 2008
- Breakdown Writer: 2005
- Story Consultant: 1998
- Story Consultant: 1997
Girls Got Game: 2006
Smallville: 2001 - 2002
- Broken Bridges (Writer: 2006)
- Dawson's Creek (seven original novels)
- Mirror Image (four book series)
- Robinson's Hood (three book series)
- Campus Confessions (four book series)
Six Book Series
- University Hospital
- Teen Angels
- 'Amen, L.A.'
- 'SuperFan #2: Tag-Teamed!"
- A Heart Divided
- Anne Frank And Me
- Turn Me On (writing as Cherie Jeffrey, with Cherie Bennett)
- The Tree in the Courtyard (illustrated by Peter McCarty)
- 'A Heart Divided'
- 'Anne Frank and Me" (with Cherie Bennett)
- '10 x 10' (ten short plays about values, editor)
- 'Does My Head Look Big in This?' (with Elizabeth Wong)