Abbey Cleland Lopez writes fiction, TV, film, and essays.
In September 2019, she became the Vice President of Scripted Development for Smoke & Mirrors Creative, a full-service TV production company in Los Angeles.
Since 2007, she’s optioned, sold, and packaged a diverse slate of TV and film properties. Her original work has appeared on Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and PixL networks, among other platforms. One of her Christmas movies (Help for the Holidays) broke Hallmark Channel records, debuting at 5.6 million unduplicated viewers.
Her first novel, an upmarket dramedy for women, is currently being considered for publication and TV adaptation, while she toils away on her second. Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency represents her long-form fiction.
ACL is a regular contributor of maternal wisdom and woes to Momtastic.com, which attracts an average of 6 million views and shares daily. She also writes print and electronic copy, magazine-style editorials, essays on the craft and business of writing, promotional content, and business plans.
She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fiction from Fairfield University, degrees in English and Film from The Ohio State University, and has studied writing and publishing at The New School’s Writers Colony.
These days, Abbey Cleland Lopez is most often found in Columbus, Los Angeles, or Phoenix, where she spends equal time at public libraries, thrift stores, and batting cages.
She lives with her husband (Anthony), son (Cameron), daughter (Annie), and ghost cat (Louisa May Al-cat).