Gayle Abrams is an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer whose credits include Frasier, Spin City, Gilmore Girls, 90210, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, Kyle XY, Huge, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and many others. She’s also been under an overall deal with ABC and has sold and produced numerous pilots for ABC, Fox, CW, Freeform and Nick at Night.
Gayle grew up in the 1970’s in Encino, California, a town made famous -- or perhaps infamous -- by Frank Zappa with his song Valley Girl. Gayle did in fact work at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, know the Ondrya named in the song and admits to uttering these sentences as a teen: “like oh my god,” “like totally fer sure” and “like I’m totally freaking out!” But forgive her. We don’t get to choose where we are raised. Gayle loved to read and always dreamed of writing books. After attending Birmingham High School, Gayle went to Kenyon College where she majored in English and hoped to follow in the footsteps of its many famous writer and poet alums.
Next, Gayle moved to New York where she worked at Bantam Books. Although she had the opportunity to meet a lot of actual, published writers there, she wasn’t doing much writing herself. And she was also pretty broke, as you don’t make a lot of money working in the publishing business. So she quit her job and moved back to Los Angeles and started writing for television.
After she lost one of her closest friends to cancer, Gayle learned to appreciate every day and started trying to live as if each day was her last. Now, armed with the skills she gained writing and producing television, Gayle is hard at work on her first novel, proving it’s never too late to try for your dream.
“If I put my stories out there, I might connect with one person and that’s enough.”