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Levy grew up in Buffalo,
then went to Brown University,
where she majored
history. When she graduated, she went to New
York City and worked for ABC-TV
and then for
Robert Kennedy. She's lived in New
since, and loves it. "I know all the best places
salami," she says. "I've run four marathons, and
many 5-borough bike tours, so I think I really know
times of the year, Elizabeth Levy, an avid
baseball fan, can be found out at Shea Stadium
watching her favorite team, the New York Mets.
she enjoys spendig time with friends, going
to movies or plays, playing sports, and having
I'm alone and not writing," she says, "I'm usually reading.
I read mysteries a lot, always have, which is probably why many
of my books are mysteries.
been writing for nearly thirty years and sometimes now I meet
kids whose parents have read my books. I have written over 80
books, a number that continues to surprise me, as it surprises
me how long I've been at it."
are about five million of Ms. Levy's books in libraries, schools,
and in the hands of children.
love to try writing different types of books -- everything from
funny mysteries to novels about kids who get in trouble to history."
finds that one of the most pleasant surprises about writing is
that she's invited to travel all over the country, and even the
world, to speak to children, teachers, and librarians. "I've
made some wonderful friendships and gotten lots of ideas for my
books. One of the most special treats is that kids have drawn
wonderful pictures of one my favorite characters, Fletcher, from
the "Something Queer" series. Elizabeth Levy and Caldecott
winner, Mordicai Gerstein, are about to embark on some new titles
Levy is on both the Nassau BOCES and the Putnam/Westchester BOCES.