Rivera in 2008.
September 5, 1976 |
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, young adult fiction|
Jeff Rivera (born September 5, 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is an American novelist who writes books targeted at young adults. His most recent work, Forever My Lady, was released by Warner Books in July 2007. He is also the author of Oh Yes I Can! (2003).
Forever My Lady
Forever My Lady is a story about a Latino juvenile delinquent who transforms his life in prison boot camp in order to win back the love of the girl he lost. Rivera was inspired to write the story when, after a period living in his car, he met a former gang member who turned his life around. Before it was picked up by Warner Books, 8,000 copies were in circulation in both print and electronic versions that Rivera had self-published.
- Mahogany Media Award for Best New Author and Best Urban Fiction (2007)
- A story of second chances; Jeff Rivera's novel moves from cyberspace to print, John Diaz, The Boston Globe, July 10, 2007; accessed November 22, 2008.
- Review of Forever My Lady, Harriet Klausner.