The author of 27 books in genres from memoir to mystery, Lev Raphael has dreamed about being a writer since he fell in love with storytelling in second grade. Living his dream, he's even seen his fiction and essays become homework, thanks to university syllabi from around the country.
The son of Holocaust survivors, he felt wildly different from all his peers and was drawn to science fiction because it so often featured strangers in strange lands. His very first story in grade school was about an alien landing on Earth and deciding he wasn't happy there. You don't need to be a therapist to figure that one out.
He coaches, mentors, and edits writers at Write Without Borders.