Ann Stampler is the author of several folktales and parables, including the fabulous, award-winning Rooster Prince of Breslov.
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Around here, Marc Lumer is most famous for designing the dancing rabbis that appear on lamp post banners before the Chabad telethon. He's also an illustrator of children's books, with new ones forthcoming. Here's are links to his work.
Beth Firestone was my writing partner in the serial we just wrapped up with Aim! (Ami) Magazine. However, she's more famous for writing Candles in my Window.
Just down the street from me lives the screenwriter Robert Avrech. He's also the author of the wonderful RAMBAM graphic history and the novel The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden.
There are many other wonderful local Jewish authors...don't feel bad if you've been left off the list.