Born in Israel in 1960, Tal Gilad studied computer programming and completed a fitness instructor's program at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sports. He worked for a number of years as a copywriter for an advertising agency and was the editor of a satirical Internet website. In 1991, he began writing for TV as well as for various magazines and children's newspapers. Gilad has written satirical stage shows, one-act plays, songs and continuity scripts for dozens of popular TV programs for children and adults. Jack's Exciting Journey is his first book.