Writing and Editing | Greater Los Angeles Area, US
Bob Smiley is an L.A.-based writer and author. He won a 2015 Writers Guild of America award for his work on the Nickelodeon show THE HAUNTED HATHAWAYS.
Smiley began his writing career as a research assistant to the late, great William F. Buckley, Jr. In 2008, Smiley wrote the sports memoir FOLLOW THE ROAR, chronicling his journey around the globe as he followed Tiger Woods for every hole of an entire season.
In 2012, Smiley authored the satiric novel DON'T MESS WITH TRAVIS from Thomas Dunne Books and St. Martin's Press.
Working with fellow writer Justin Hensley, Smiley has a feature project in development with Jason Sudeikis and directors Will Speck & Josh Gordon. He also recently adapted William Gildea's "The Longest Fight" into a feature film for Warner Brothers-based Langley Park Productions.
2009 - Present
Screenwriter/Television Writer / Self-employed writer
Current projects include:
--a comedy feature with Jason Sudeikis and directors Will Speck & Josh Gordon
--a boxing adaptation of "The Longest Fight" for WB-based Langley Park Productions
--a half-hour comedy pilot for NICKELODEON
--a half-hour comedy pilot for GOLF CHANNEL
Story Editor / The Haunted Hathaways - Nickelodeon
Author / Thomas Dunne Books
DON'T MESS WITH TRAVIS: A NOVEL
Contributing Golf Writer / ESPN.com
Author / HarperCollins Publishers
FOLLOW THE ROAR.
I spent 2008 tailing Tiger Woods and writing a book about the adventure, the goal being to follow Tiger from the gallery for every hole of his entire 2008 season. The result was FOLLOW THE ROAR, a memoir that Sports Illustrated called a "must read" for golfers everywhere.
Writer, "Half Hour News Hour" / Fox News Channel
Writer, "YES, DEAR" / 20th Century Fox
Spent two years on staff of the CBS sitcom "Yes, Dear."
Writers' Assistant / 20th Century Fox
Assisted writers on various shows and pilots.
Production Assistant, "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" / Viacom Productions