Jeff Rivera

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Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.

He also writes or has written for Mediabistro, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post and has been invited to speak and inspire groups all over the world from South Carolina to Nigeria. He has been on panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others.

He is known to have broken the news that Seth Godin was ditching traditional publi
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Why I’m Taking a Break from Writing Books

Writer | Producer Jeff Rivera

I am a lifelong book lover. I was the type of kid who preferred being in the library rather than playing recess or football with his friends. I’d always wanted to be an author and was fortunate at the age of 28 to have the first novel I wrote, Forever My Lady, which I originally self-published, become traditionally published by Hachette.

I soon found that I could make a comfortable living sel...

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Published on April 08, 2018 06:38
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I Got You by Jamie Lake
"I Got You started out with a bang and ended perfectly. I haven't read anything by this author but I definitely will be checking his books out. This book is brutally honest and it was filled with angst, gay bashing but also hope and love. Loved it...." Read more of this review »
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This is an excellent book. I cannot tell you how much this book means to me and how it changed my life. I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Dyer several times and he was an amazing inspiration.
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Jeff Rivera Louise wrote: "Thanks for the GR friendship, Jeff. :)"

My pleasure, Louise!


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Jeff Rivera Quaddriyyah wrote: "Thank you very much, Always Running, is an incredible story."

I know and the author, Luis, is the nicest guy in the world. He even endorsed my novel, Forever My Lady.


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Jeff Rivera Christine wrote: "thanks for being my friend and my favorite nicholas sparks book is called three weeks with my brother"

You know, I haven't read that one. Is it good?


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Jeff Rivera Louise wrote: "Thanks for the GR friendship, Jeff. :)"
My pleasure, Louise!


Cierra Thank you very much, Always Running, is an incredible story.


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend and my favorite nicholas sparks book is called three weeks with my brother


Louise Thanks for the GR friendship, Jeff. :)


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