Nicole Galland see-saws between writing and theatre. She is the author of 5 historical novels (most recently Godiva) and a proud drop-out of the PhD Scholar/Director program at UC Berkeley, where she almost succumbed to postmodern performance art. As co-founder of Shakespeare for the Masses at the Vineyard Playhouse, she has adapted and staged 22 of Shakespeare’s plays, making even Troilus & Cressida a jolly experience. She is also a freelance editor, script doctor, former Literary Manager/Dramaturg of Berkeley Rep, and award-winning screenwriter. Her actor-husband recently lured her from her native Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angeles. She longs to write the sort of books that awe her as a reader –The Phantom Tollbooth, The Orphan Master’s Son – but just keeps needing to write other kinds of stuff. Visit her neglected website at nicolegalland.com, where she consistently forgets to blog or tweet, even though, like flossing, she knows she should. Small Group Facilitator; Consultant; Reading Coach; Mind Stretch and Desert Delight Contributor.