Nicole Galland  (director) - Although she now makes her living as a novelist, Nicole's first love will always be theater. After nearly two dozen juicy roles as an undergraduate at Harvard (while actually getting an honors degree in Comparative Religion), she went to graduate school at UC Berkeley for drama and directing, on a full fellowship.

Over the years, as well as directing on both coasts (in venues large and small, indoor and and outdoor, with actors ranging from professional to students to talented amateurs), she has been on the artistic staffs of Circle Repertory Theater in NYC, the Eureka Theatre in SF, the California Shakespeare Festival, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As a freelance dramaturg she has worked with, among others, Ayad Akhtar (Disgraced, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play).

After winning an award for her screenplay The Winter Population (which is still unproduced, if you're interested), Nicole claimed to have given up theater in favor of writing. Her six historical novels include I, Iago (a retelling of Shakespeare's Othello) which is read in some AP English classes, or so she has been told.

Her latest novel, co-written with Neal Stephenson, is The Rise And Fall of D.O.D.O, and it will be released during the run of All In The Timing.

Nicole hails from Martha's Vineyard, where she and actress Chelsea McCarthy co-founded Shakespeare for the Masses at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, which will begin its 10th season in September. Please check out info on her website, because they'd love to come to a school near you.

Nicole is married to Billy Meleady. She spent over a year convincing him to read All In The Timing. She is very glad he did. She hopes you are too.