Jerry Mahoney is the author of the middle grade series MY ROTTEN STEPBROTHER RUINED FAIRY TALES (Capstone, August 2017), in which an obnoxious boy points out the plot holes in his stepsister’s favorite stories and the two of them are forced to travel into the tales to fix them and restore their Happily Ever Afters. The series includes four books centering around CINDERELLA, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ALADDIN and SNOW WHITE. Jerry has also written the middle grade novel BUTTHEADS FROM OUTER SPACE, which will be published in Spring 2018 by Sky Pony Press.
Jerry’s parenting memoir, MOMMY MAN, was published by Taylor Trade and named INDIEFAB’s silver award winner for Family & Relationships in 2014. Publishers Weekly called it an “uproarious look at the world of surrogacy.” Jerry’s parenting writing also won him the Gold Medal in personal essays from the Parenting Media Association and got him invited to conferences in Portland, San Francisco and Alexandria, Virginia. He was named one of Babble’s Top 10 humor bloggers of 2013.
Jerry has also been an active producer and story editor for reality television and game shows. His work includes Let’s Ask America (syndicated), World’s Most Amazing Videos (FOX), Most Daring (TruTV), Beauty & the Geek (The CW), Manswers (Spike), Next (MTV) and many more.
In 2009, Jerry won the grand prize in the Bluecat Screenplay Competition for his script Gladly McGee. Jerry is a graduate of Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf writing prize, and of the USC Graduate Screenwriting Program, where he won the Jack Oakie Comedy Writing Award.