Antonia Levi became an acclaimed author of non-fiction because her first book Samurai from Outer Space: Understanding Japanese Animation, in 1990, followed by a sequel, Boys’ Love Manga in 2010. Toni is now working on two novels: A Death in the Buffyverse, dealing with murder, mayhem, and diehard Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, and and A Death in the Bob, a work of mythic realism crossed with a murder mystery set in Point Roberts and the Greater Vancouver Area. Antonia has facilitated a drop-in writers’ critique group in New Westminster, and, she has served as a mentor in the new Southbank Writer’s Program at SFU Surrey.
Antonia holds a Ph.D. in Modern Japanese History from Stanford University and, she has taught at Portland State University until 2006, and she has undergone several incarnations in her lifetime: nurse, business woman, professor and, most recently, novelist.
She has worked with many writing groups and programs including Douglas College creative writing program, Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University, Event Magazine, New West Writers and the Renaissance Writer’s Group. She is a member of the BC Federation of Writers.
In the September 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Antonia will allow us a sneak peak into her two unpublished novels.
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