Jeff Gephart is an American designer and a novelist, the author of The Second Life, Out of Dark Places and Accidental Adulthood. He also enjoys writing poetry, short fiction, and screenplays. He wrote and performed for a weekly sketch comedy television show for three seasons that was seen on cable television markets in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. In addition to having acted in various independent film projects, he has worked professionally as a graphic designer, editor, Twitter ghostwriter, and an elementary school teacher. He lives in California.