Jeffrey Hirschberg’s greatest accomplishment was winning the Brookside Elementary School Spelling Bee — obliterating his long-time rival, Leonard Presberg.
After graduating from Cornell and earning a Master’s from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, he foolishly side-stepped his passion for writing and directing by working ten years in marketing — culminating in a soul-crushing position as VP, Creative Services for a major Wall Street firm.
Drained from overusing the word “synergy,” he became a film professor and founding director of the Television and Film Arts program at SUNY Buffalo State. Hoping to impress his parents, Jeffrey wrote a fairly well-reviewed book on heroes and villains and directed short films and a half-hour TV pilot that screened at major film festivals.
His feature script — WHY CAN'T THEY ALL BE LIKE JOHNNY DEPP? — was a winner of the WGA's Screenplay Reading Series and he directed the WGA's TV Pilots Resurrected program at Lincoln Center. A member of the WGA and Friars Club, Jeffrey has also written for Showtime and ABC.
COMPLETELY INCOMPLETE is his debut novel.
He lives with his wife, three boys, and dog, Stanley (after Stan Lee) in Upstate New York.