Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR. We talk to Jeff about living with more peace, passion in prosperity as an American living in Costa Rica.
He also is the author on many children’s books including My Two Uncles. Having two uncles is so much fun and two uncles are definitely better than one! Together, they’ll teach you all about studying, baking and football.
My Two Uncles and Me will take you on a journey of twice the compassion, twice the understanding and twice the love. Perfect for any family that has two uncles, two daddies, two aunties or two mommies. He also writes or has written for Entertainment Weekly, Mediabistro, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post and has been invited to speak and inspire groups all over the world from South Carolina to Nigeria.
He has been on panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others. He is known to have broken the news that Seth Godin was ditching traditional publishing which lead to mentions on hundreds of blogs and media outlets including The LA Times, Fast Company, and New York Observer. His news break that Jackie Collins would be self-publishing the US-version of her eBook lead to mentions in The Bookseller, The Guardian, USA Today and hundreds of other outlets. His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many. Rivera created a massive online following before the eBook revolution even existed.
He was able to land an agent and a book deal with Warner Books (now known as Grand Central Publishing) within 7 days. He has used the knowledge he gained from this experience to help coach his clients on social media campaigns and has helped over 100 clients take the first step in landing an agent too.