about garrett


Garrett Socol, a native New Yorker, currently resides in Los Angeles.  His first life was lived as Gary Socol, and he was a television producer.  Gary created and produced “Talk Soup” (host, Greg Kinnear) and “The Gossip Show” among other series for E!.  The specials he wrote and produced were hosted by Joan Collins, Jenny McCarthy, Jerry Springer, Molly Ringwald & Ally Sheedy, Carnie Wilson, Pamela Anderson, Jaime Pressly, Tori Spelling and others.  His first play The Shadow of Greatness premiered at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 2000 in a production that starred Richard Chamberlain.  His second play Bicoastal Woman enjoyed a successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse.

His second life began in 2007 when he left television and began writing fiction.  His short stories have been published in dozens of literary journals including PANK, Perigee, Paradigm, Pear Noir, Pequin, and some journals that don’t begin with the letter P.  They are:

Ascent Aspirations
The Barcelona Review
Drunken Boat
Duct’s
Emprise Review
Foundling Review
Full of Crow
Hobart
Konundrum Engine Literary Review
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
The Medulla Review
Metazen
Nth Position
Spork
3:AM Magazine
Underground Voices