Gabra Zackman is an actor, audio narrator, and now author of Game On (Pocket Star, digital release, April 2015), the first in a projected series of novels about the “Bod Squad” investigators. Part caper, part romantic comedy, this hilariously entertaining book in the Bod Squad series features a sassy and sexy undercover operative, Susannah “Legs” Carter, and her Ocean’s Eleven–style team of private investigators. The titles are: GAME ON (#1), ALL IN (#2), and DOUBLE DOWN (#3), all available as e-book (Simon & Schuster) and in audio (Audible).
From Washington, DC, to Paris, Legs is tailing Charles Oakley Palmer III, a white-collar criminal she’s determined to bring to justice. But will romance or betrayal blossom along the way? Find out in the first in a sizzling new series about a team of highly skilled investigators who go undercover to catch criminals—while juggling romance, world travel, and danger around every corner.
Here’s Gabra Zackman on Gabra Zackman:
I started acting in grade school with a rather extraordinary turn as Oedipus Rex, wearing our kitchen tablecloth as a toga. I became really involved in the theatre in summer camp, where they cast me because I was loud enough to be heard in the rec hall, and wowed the kids with my 12 year old version of Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof. I went to Northwestern, and couldn’t concentrate on anything other than the theatre and rehearsing scenes long into the night. I made some extraordinary contacts there that have supported me ever since.
After being in New York for a bit, and being told I was a “classical actress”, I decided I’d better know what I was doing when I entered a room. I went to graduate school at The Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre in DC, and had an eye opening experience. Since graduating, I have had the privilege of working regularly in classics, as well as in contemporary works and new plays.
I have also been able to use my language skills in the field of audiobooks. When I’m not working out of town I work in New York at a number of studios, and have recorded over two hundred books to date. I work in a wide variety of styles: I have won awards for children’s books, been a best seller for romances, and had regular contracts in both non-fiction and sci-fi. In addition, I have worked on a number of textbooks and online guides.
I have been on TV in “Law and Order”, “Law and Order: SVU”, “All My Children”, MTV’s “Made” and commercials. I have been on film in Law Abiding Citizen, as well as in independent and student films. I am looking to continue to expand my on camera experience, and take the work I have come to be known for on stage to the screen.
It is a great joy for me to get to do what I love.