Born & raised in NYC, I moved to Jerusalem way back in 1978. Though my formal education was in Philosophy & Teaching (BA for each) and an MA in Jewish History, I was always writing. I first began serious writing in University where I wrote a series of Editorials for the Univ. Newspaper. After coming to Israel, I wrote two children's books which were published and still sell. I also wrote a few non-fiction pieces in the field of comparative religion for various journals (some of which were picked up by a publisher and subsequently published in various anthologies). I continued writing throughout the years and had various short stories published (the art of writing a short story is a love of mine), and then published in a collection "Ancient Tales, Modern Legends".
Additionally, I also taught myself computers back in the day when CPM and DOS were the basics, and made a career of being a CTO for various high tech companies in Israel. I am still on the edge of high tech but pursue my dreams of writing, and now attempting to learn screenwriting which also fascinates me.
Over the years I ran quite a few blogs, two of which became fairly famous - "Cobwebs Of The Mind" & "Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen" the latter having won quite a few awards in its day.
I also served for 28 years in the Reserve forces in Israel as a battlefield medic, over which time I was in 4 wars. The last of which led to the short story "A Tapestry Of War" and also as of yet, a non-published non-fiction book "Three Weeks In Jenin" which is about Operation Defensive Shield and the battles that took place in Jenin.
Though it has been a full and certainly interesting life, never going as planned but teaching me quite a few lessons along the way, I am always looking to break that next barrier. The art of excellent screenwriting fascinates me, and I would like over the next 2-3 years continue my writing and publishing as well as to try my hand at Screenwriting with of course, as we all have, a few ideas of full length movies. I know the path is hard and long, but even to just master the art will be rewarding in and of itself.
I also comment daily on tvtag (GetGlue) on television shows with an emphasis on Screenwriting, Producing, casting & acting. These are serious comments and if you would like to follow along and comment as well you can find me there as Ted Gross with the handle twg144 and in Twitter @tvindepth hash ♯tvindepth and reach me at tvindepth@.
Unique traits: Technologist, CTO, Author, Award winning blogger, commentor on television shows emphasizing Screenwriting, Producing, casting & acting.
"Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen" - Winner Best Food Weblog Awards
"Help! I Have A Fire In My Kitchen" - Google Blog Of Note