Meryl Branch-McTiernan is a native New Yorker who wrote a novel about a college graduate who moves to Los Angeles to pursue her sitcom writing dreams. Envious of her protagonist's adventures, she was inspired to follow in her footsteps, embarking on her own journey to Tinseltown. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has written numerous pilots and spec scripts which have placed in screenwriting competitions such as the Beverly Hills Film Festival, Final Draft’s Big Break Competition, the second round at the Austin Film Festival, and the Second Round of the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab and Sundance’s Feature Lab. Sundance. As a professional ghostwriter, she has written many nonfiction books including memoirs, self-help books, and business books. She published two monologues in the 2015 collection Men’s Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny. She writes a column for Huffington Post which covers a diverse range of issues such as feminism, politics, dating, and health.