Gail Lerner has been a television and film writer/director for almost twenty-five years, which is especially remarkable given that she’s only twenty years old. She has recently directed her first feature film, a reimagining of Cheaper by the Dozen, for Disney+. Additionally, she has written and directed for iconic and beloved shows such as Black-ish, Happy Endings, Ugly Betty, Grace and Frankie, and Will & Grace. Her work has garnered her a Peabody Award, 6 NAACP Image Awards, and multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Her short film, Seraglio, which was co-written and co-directed with her dashing and talented husband, Colin Campbell, was nominated for a 2001 Academy Award. She holds an MFA in Theater Directing from Columbia University. The Big Dreams of Small Creatures is her first novel.