I was watching Dirty Sexy Money last night (thank you Tivo) and noticed that the episode’s writer was listed as Jake Coburn and wondered if it was the same guy who wrote Prep. A quick Google search told me it was.
That’s been happening a lot lately. Liz Tigelaar who wrote the great book PrettyTOUGH writes for Brothers and Sisters (and formerly Dawson’s Creek!).
Of course, there’s Rob Thomas (Rats Saw God) who created Veronica Mars, in addition to having a hand in the new 90210. Stephen Chbosky (Perks of Being a Wallflower) wrote for Jericho but now that that’s been cancelled I really would like him to write another novel. Cherie Bennett (Sunset Island) and her husband Jeff Gottesfeld (collectively better known as Zoey Dean) write for The Young and the Restless and have previously written for several other soaps.
Are there any other YA authors writing for TV shows?