Jeff Gephart is an American writer that published his first novel, The Second Life, in 2006. 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 and an elementary school teacher. His second novel, Out of Dark Places, has now been published by All Things That Matter Press. He currently resides in Sacramento, California.