Jody Gehrman has authored several novels and numerous plays for stage and screen. Her young-adult novel, Babe in Boyland, won the International Reading Association's Teen Choice Award and was optioned by the Disney Channel. Jody's plays have been produced or had staged readings in Ashland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and L.A. Her full-length, Tribal Life in America, won the Ebell Playwrights Prize and received a staged reading at the historic Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. She and her partner David Wolf won the New Generation Playwrights Award for their one-act, Jake Savage, Jungle P.I. She holds a Masters Degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and is a professor of Communications at Mendocino College in Northern California.
Praise for The Girls Weekend: A brooding meditation on how friendships buckle when we resent other people's success. -The Washington Post Gehrman does a good job delineating the women's individual characters. -Publishers Weekly Gehrman's writing style and characters...[are]nuanced and had a depth to them...I highly recommend this. -Seattle Book Review A Celtic knot of suspense and surprise, this brooding, atmospheric novel will keep you guessing as each twist reveals a new possibility. -Red Carpet Crash [An] exhilarating, atmospheric thriller exploring the darker side of friendship...dazzling prose and an eerily beautiful setting. -Megan Collins, author of The Winter Sister A pulse-pounding thriller...you won't be be able to set it down. -Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of The Two Lila Bennetts A captivating who-done-it and a tour de force thriller...Simply unputdownable. -Paula Treick DeBoard, critically acclaimed author of Here We Lie and The Drowning Girls A heart-pounding thriller that will have you guessing until the very end! Gehrman's taut who-dunnit, The Girls Weekend, pulses with fear, suspicion, and the disturbing question of how well we really know each other. Not to be missed. -Elle Marr, author of The Missing Sister Gehrman does a good job delineating the women's individual characters. -Publishers Weekly