Recipient of UCLA Extension's Distinguished Instructor Award

director • writer • speaker
Beverly Olevin

"Best Fiction Book of 2010" -- KIRKUS Discoveries

It's 2008 and there's more melting down than the economy. Peter is a successful Wall Street player until his world is turned upside down by the global economic crisis. The trick is to keep his life and career together while his sisters in Seattle struggle to hold on to jobs, homes and sanity. Younger sister Florence is losing her grip on reality...she jumped off a bridge, for starters. Mental holograms crack into the fissures of her mind as pieces fall away. Her brother and older sister, Sara, are forced to disrupt their lives in an attempt to save her. Ticking time bombs, real and imagined, challenge them to choose how they will show up for each other and for themselves. Moving between Seattle and New York, the story is told though the voices of the three siblings as they face their own crises and try to stay afloat.


With insight and empathy, Olevin explores the mysterious world of mental illness, the corruption

and greed of financial markets, and the tangled ties of family. The Good Side of Bad is a finely

wrought, humorous and moving journey towards compassion and the other side of loss.


        >>>  Film version coming June, 2023.


"This is a quirky, wonderfully human tale of failure and redemption. It illuminates how,  in hard times, adults can become children and how children can, finally, once again become adults. Although it unflinchingly takes on tough topics, it's a quick and engaging read everyone can relate to -- I certainly did."


      — Sandra Tsing Loh,

       Contributing Editor,

       The Atlantic


Into every life a little deception must fall.


Lies and indiscretions are a matter of degree in this collection of stories which slides across the border between charming Thurberesque tales and deeply moving stories with bruising impact. The whimsy and innocence of Following Bennie and the title story, Little Lies and Serious Indiscretions, are elevated by a sweet introspection that gives them surprising emotional impact. The Gypsy Moon brings myth and magical story telling to life, while Charlotte Corday and Neat as Pin provide taut journeys into the humorous side of revenge.


With honesty, compassion, and a delightful sense of humor, Olevin creates page-turning fiction.  Now Available.


A miraculous secret hidden in her past ... an ancient prophecy only she can fulfill, as 2012 ends.


Follow young Aeron Wilkes on a heroine's journey, in the tradition of Joseph Campbell, to the destiny that awaits her in the apocalyptic year 2010.


"An extraordinary modern fantasy...haunting, compelling and poignant." -- Sandra Tsing Loh


Think "The Da Vinci Code" meets "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" with a dash of Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) thrown in, and you're ready to get started on this haunting adventure.


Juno's Prophecy available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.


Note: The Breath of Juno took readers on an adventure that culminated in the millennium year 2000. That acclaimed story has now been revised and updated, traveling to 2012 to fulfill Juno's Prophecy. Enjoy!