Philip Levin combines his passions for medicine, writing, and travel to create marvelous tales that explore the breadth of mankind’s motivations. His descriptive travelogues of his yearly mission trips to Africa are followed by hundreds, and have been collected in his photo-journal book, “On a Mission.” His photo children books, “Ndovu the Elephant” of Africa, and the Chinese “Consuto and the Rain God” delight children and adults, and inspire all to consider the world beyond their own backyards.
His first novel, the suspense thriller Inheritance, 2007, sold out its first printing and made the local best seller list twice. Besides the children photo books, his book publications include five anthologies, a series of five audio books, over a hundred stories and articles found in print, on line, and in audio edition. He also writes historical fiction, including his Bible Stories, “Altered Perspectives,” and non-fiction medical articles, as well as regular features in local magazines “Gulf Coast Women,” “See South Mississippi,” and “Parents and Kids.” Recipient of many awards, including his contemporary novel Shattered Lives, which won first place in the 2008 NOLA RWA contest, the 2010 grand prize in the New Orleans Dixie Kane Classic contest, and second place in the 2012 Florida Writing Association’s Royal Palm. His stories and poems have won first place in the Mississippi State contest and multiple other prizes. His new ‘tween series began with “Princess Priscilla’s Dragon at the Door” and will follow up this year with “Princess Priscilla’s Goblins in the Garden.”
Serving as president of the Gulf Coast Writers Association, Dr. Levin has promoted writers with the group’s magazine, the Magnolia Quarterly, their annual “Afternoon Tales” anthologies, monthly guest lecturers, and two regionally successful Southern Expression conferences. At over 160 members, GCWA is the largest writing association in the state. Serving as editor and publisher of GCWA’s Mississippi based anthologies, “The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Neighboring Sites,” and “Mississippi Profiles,” document regional history, and have brought praise and opportunities for local authors to be in print.
Dr. Levin has been an emergency medicine physician for thirty-seven years, currently working full time at Memorial Hospital of Gulfport. He served as President of the Coast Counties Medical Society, sits on the boards of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Journal, and as delegate to the state convention. His other civic duties include the boards of the Ocean Sprints Art Association where he serves as Recording Secretary and the board of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, where he is chairman of their annual fall fund raiser, WAMA JAMA.
You can see all of Philips books and Cd’s on his website www.DoctorsDreams.net