Beverly Magid, before writing her novel, was a journalist and an entertainment and celebrity PR executive, who interviewed many luminaries, including John Lennon, Jim Croce and the Monty Python gang, and as a publicist represented clients in music, tv and film, ranging from Whoopi Goldberg, John Denver and Dolly Parton to Tom Skerritt, Martin Landau, Kathy Ireland and Jacqueline Bisset.
Beverly is a longtime west coast resident who still considers herself a New Yorker. She was one of the founding members of The MorningStar Commission, a group of industry women who advocate for a more diverse, accurate portrayal of Jewish women in film and tv. She is now an active member of Jewish World Watch, a California-based organization, which is on-the-ground in Africa helping to aid and educate the women and children victims in Darfur and The Congo.
She’s a news and political junkie and supports environmental, animal and human rights issues. In her spare time, she has been mentoring elementary children in reading as well as volunteering at the Los Angeles Zoo, working with the Research Department in observing animal behavior.