A Writing Life

Staten Island's Best Writer 2014

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Staten Island's Best Writer 2015

Avi Gvili Staten Island's Best Writer 2014

Voted Staten Island's best writer in 2014. Click on the image to see the article in the SI Advance.

Staten Island's Best Writer 2015

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Staten Island's Best Writer 2015

Avi Gvili Staten Island's Best Writer 2015

Voted Staten Island's best writer in 2015, the second year in a row. Click on the image to see the article in the SI Advance. 

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday by Avi Gvili

Come take a heart-warming trip in this collection of contemporary short stories as we find the sweet romance and illuminating drama within the moments of our lives. Life, then, throws open the curtain to reveal the suspense and rich meaning in the stories from the everyday. 

Samson Turner & the Legend of Hercules

Samson Turner & the Legend of Hercules

Life & Love & the Like: Stories from the Everyday

Samson Turner & the Legend of Hercules

Samson Turner, a video game loving teenager, finds out he is endowed with the strength of Hercules, the legendary superhero. With his loyal friend, Leo, and the beautiful warrior, Trinity Marks, they set out to stop Gideon Nefaris and his henchmen from possessing the Orb of Orpheus, an ancient object that grants unlimited power. Join Samson and his friends as they travel into the world of Greek gods and mythical monsters. 

Samson Turner & the Quest for Olympus

Samson Turner & the Legend of Hercules

Samson Turner & the Quest for Olympus

Samson Turner & the Quest for Olympus

Samson Turner and his super powered friends, Trinity, Leo and Appolonia are off on another adventure, but this time it is against Death itself. Hades, lord of the underworld, is coming for Samson's soul, and the only way to stop him is to retrieve the Amulet of Immortality, the powerful object that is the source of the Olympian's everlasting youth. Join Samson and his friends as they set off for a quest that will take them to the land of the fierce Amazon warriors and down to the dark depths of Tartarus where Medusa awaits them. Hang on for the ride of your life as you journey into the world of Greek Mythology and modern day superheroes! 

The Art of Recycling

Samson Turner & the Legend of Hercules

Samson Turner & the Quest for Olympus

The Art of Recycling by Avi Gvili & Chris Spollen

 In this volume of magical images and suspenseful stories, Chris Spollen and Avi Gvili masterfully transform objects from our everyday surroundings into works of art and imagination, inhabiting our world with incredible, other worldly beings and machines, and transforming the way we think about discarded material from one of forgotten refuse to fantastic recyclables. What is ordinarily thrown away and disregarded takes on new meaning. The Art of Recycling is a book that shows how art and conservation can be the same magnificent thing!