Jeff Arch (Author)
May 11, 2021
5.5 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Jeff Arch grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where he spent two of his high school years at a boarding school much like the one depicted in Attachments. In the '70s, he studied film/tv/theater production at Emerson College in Boston and then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a concert lighting designer and toured the country with national rock and reggae acts while teaching himself to write screenplays on the side. Years later, married and with a young family, he was teaching high school English and running a martial arts school when heard the call to write again; in 1989, he sold the school he'd built, rented a small office, and gave himself one year to write three screenplays. The second of those--a quirky romantic comedy where the two lovers don't even meet until the very last page--sold almost immediately, and Sleepless in Seattle became a surprise megahit worldwide. For his screenplay, Jeff was nominated for an Oscar, as well as for Writers Guild and BAFTA awards, among others. His other credits include the Disney adventure film Iron Will, New Line's romantic comedySealed With a Kiss, and the independent comedy Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys. His script for SavingMilly, based on Mort Kondracke's searing memoir, earned the 2005 Humanitas Nomination, an honor Jeff treasures. Jeff is a father, stepfather, father-in-law, and grandfather. Attachments is Jeff's first novel.