Carleton Eastlake

CARLETON EASTLAKE began his career in creative writing while an undergraduate at UCLA when he served as a staff writer for a California Assemblyman’s campaign.

He has an undergraduate degree from UCLA in political science and psychology and graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School with a concentration in law and the social sciences.

After a career in public policy and consumer protection law including work at NASA, the Federal Trade Commission, and in private practice, he broke into Hollywood as a writer of science fiction, crime, and espionage dramas. Being hired as a producer on Steven Spielberg’s series seaQuest DSV confirmed him as a science fiction writer-producer.

In 2022 he was named a Who? New! Debut Author by the Brooklyn Book Festival for his novel Monkey Business.

He has also shared in Edgar and Saturn awards for his work in television and is a past President of PEN Center USA and a former board member of the Writers Guild of America West. He now sits on the WGAW Membership & Finance, Strike Fund, and Television Credits Committees and is a member of PEN International’s Writers Circle.

His wife Loraine Despres is a best-selling novelist, television writer, and tree farmer. They live in California.

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