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Rocky Leplin

Location: Richmond

Member Since: February 2018

Last online: January 2020

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Rocky Leplin 1481 Mariposa St., Richmond, CA 94804. Cell: 510-693-8632. Email: rjskwrl@gmail.com. BA from UCLA in Film, MA from Oregon State in music composition.

Author/composer of: 600 songs

Four novels, including:  “The Nails Gang’s First Caper” (dramedy) “Prince of Whales” (fantasy) “The Japanese Man With the Ring In His Nose (geographical comedy) "Humphrey's Long Journey Away From the Sea" (full-length rhymed verse novel available at Amazon)

MG/YA spooky rhymed verse: “Horrors of the Household" “Nightmares in the Neighborhood” “Never Kiss a Crocodile, Never Slap a Skunk” “The Darker Possibilities”

YA/Adult rhymed verse: “Zoobles, Snogs and a Morfflemore (Why Didn't I Think of Them Before?)”

“How to Play Fetch With a Grizzly Bear: a Psycho's Guide to Animal Companionship” (genre unique to itself)

Numerous genre-unique stories including: “City Katt and Country Cat” “A Tale of Two Dogs” “Birdbrain of Amazon”

Choral works for MG choirs.

Author/composer of two musicals: “The Purpose of the Moon,” a full-length sci-fi romance, and “The Story of Railroad Bill, the Hobo”

Former classical music and art reviewer for an East Bay newspaper chain, piano teacher, and elementary school music teacher (the only music teacher on the West Coast to teach third graders how to conduct the first movement of Prokofiev's Classical Symphony using chopsticks)

Former word processing specialist for three departments at UC Berkeley; former Admin Asst at UCLA Art Department and Walt Disney, Universal, Paramount, Columbia, Warner Bros. and MGM movie studios

Agent for a major 20th century composer and painter

Currently boarding dogs at my home DBA Rocky’s Rover Roadhouse

I have led a highly unusual life (genre unique to itself).

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