Zalman Velvel has driven taxis in Manhattan, worked on Wall Street, and been a successful real estate investor and auctioneer. But it was during his teenage years that he discovered his passion for writing. He has written two novels, ten plays (two of which were produced off-Broadway), and 100 short stories about Judaism and Israel. Zalman resides in Florida with his wife, their children, and grandchildren. Several times each year, he visits his home is Israel.