Mr. Levinson represented famous major entertainers in the music business such as Tom Petty, Olivia Newton-John, The Who, Sir Elton John, Jimmy Buffett to name a few. He was also involved with the National Academy of Recording that includes Dick Clark, MCA Records, Capitol, BMI and Motown.
Robert Levinson is a member and former board of directors ’ Writers Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America and Academy of Television Arts and Science
E. I. : What changes took place after you published your first novel, i.e. how different has writing been since you turned it into a career?
Bob Levinson: After six going on seven books, I suppose I'm writing with more confidence, but that doesn't mean it's any less of a fulltime job...I've been writing 24/7 since the first book (THE ELVIS AND MARILYN AFFAIR), so no change there. Still takes me four-five months to complete a novel of ca. 100,000 words, so no change there...
Where I gambled was in putting my "Affair" series (THE JAMES DEAN AFFAIR, THE JOHN LENNON AFFAIR, HOT PAINT) on hold after four books and tackling stand-alone thrillers, determined to stretch and test myself. So far, so good with ASK A DEAD MAN, the current WHERE THE LIES BEGIN and (hopefully) the forthcoming IN THE KEY OF DEATH...
E. I. : In your opinion, how important is it for a writer to have a writing degree?
Bob Levinson: You gotta know the rules in order to break the rules, but--Reading is the best classroom, writing the best kind of homework.
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