Meet writer Gail Leicht

Updated: Dec 28, 2020


writer Gail Leicht
photo courtesy Gail Leicht

Writer Name: Gail Leicht

Location: New York, NY

Years of Experience: 20+

Available for writing projects: Yes

Niche/Beat/Genre: Travel

Portfolio website: www.skinnyguide.com

Other websites/blogs: www.linkedin.com/gailleicht

Books (if applicable): The Skinny on... series of compact city guide books

Favorite food: pasta

Writing tip for fellow writers: (1) No writer's bookshelf is complete without "Bird by Bird," by Anne Lamott. (2) The best writing tip I ever got was: "Don't focus on the dream of becoming a writer. Focus on the process."

Gail Leicht started her career in film and television production, working on such art house classics as Three Men & A Baby, Weekend at Bernie’s, and The Dream Team.


Though her ultimate dream to write soap operas has yet to be fulfilled, she continues to work as a freelance writer, spending most of her time developing her line of compact city guide books The Skinny on…


She writes for various magazines, newspapers, and business websites, and is also working on a couple of books for middle schoolers. She is passionate about food, wine, travel, film, boating, tennis, walking, and reading.


Do you ever travel for food?

Yes, restaurant research is a big part of the work I do to put together Skinny Guides. I’ve also been known to travel to a particular location solely to try a particular restaurant or food.