About Nancy Smiler Levinson

Nancy Smiler Levinson wrote for newspapers and magazines and was an editor at at a NYC publishing house. Her many books for young readers draw them into caring about her characters and connecting with what they experience and feel. And she enjoys researching historical events and biographies. Her newest work is poetry about the impact of her husband's Alzheimer's.

“Grave Site Visit” by Nancy Smiler Levinson, 2018 Winter Contest Winner

One of two writings tied for second place in our fall/winter 2018 writing contest is “Gravesite Visit,” a poem by Writing It Real member Nancy Levinson. Our guest judge Kelli Agondon described her choice this way: “Gravesite Visit” is a beautiful meditation on the healing powers of poetry and how poems (and writing) can help … Continue reading

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Writing Children’s Books: Not as Easy as A B C

Those of us who write from personal experience often think that we’d like to share life lessons and delights in the form of literature for children.  Excited by our desire to write, we also feel in touch with the child in ourselves who loves learning and has a need to know.   But when it comes … Continue reading

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