Sally Kaplan moved from Los Angeles to Calaveras country in 2010. She and her husband run Backcountry Pictures, a production company in Murphys, California. In addition to working in non-fiction film and television, Kaplan has written and/or directed prize-winning original screenplays. Her script Crossroads developed into a short film at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women; Dybbuks and Chicken Soup was screened in numerous film festivals and Man on the Plane received accolades from screen-writing contests.
Her works of prose appear in the anthologies: Changing Course: Women's Inspiring Stories of Menopause, Midlife, and Moving Forward, and Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, published by Manzanita Press. With a degree in dance and creative writing from Hampshire College, Kaplan has taught courses at NYU, UCLA, University of Colorado.