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Lev Raphael

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in New York, The United States




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I've wanted to be an author since I was in second grade and fell in love with "The Three Musketeers", which I read to pieces. It hasn't been a swashbuckling life exactly, but one full of surprises, including recently selling my literary papers to Michigan State University's Libraries.

Since second grade, I've loved all sorts of books and have ended up writing nineteen books in many genres: memoir, mystery, short story collections, a children's book, and more. I've been an academic, a radio DJ, had my own talk show, and currently have three terrific giugs.

I write a monthly column for Bibliobuffet.com called Book Brunch. I blog at Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lev-rap...). And I do a monthly "Under the Radar" book review for

My Mentor is Always With Me

I write and review full-time and teach part-time, and my college mentor from years ago is with me in almost every class I
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Published on January 18, 2018 01:49
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Beth Hi Lev,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as elsewhere!

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