Preparing for most of his life to write historical fiction, Jeff Lefkowitz earned a history degree at the University of Texas and taught writing to law students. More importantly, he read history books -- fact and fiction -- by the ton. Thankfully the weight was dispersed among multiple lighter volumes. Fueled by a passion for Jewish education, he created and taught a Jewish history course for high school students.
Jeff detoured temporarily from a writing career by practicing law and playing softball for more than thirty years. He has traveled extensively in Israel, the site of the first book.
With help from the family dog, Chief, he and his wife Beth raised four children in Houston, Texas.