Lea Bayers Rapp is a national award-winning journalist and author of over 20 books. Her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Good Housekeeping, Playbill, USA Today, New Woman and other international, national and regional publications. Her cover stories for the education issues of New Jersey Monthly magazine have garnered her The Hildy Johnson Award for Top Story of the Year, and the Unity Award in Media. Her other writings have received top recognitions from the National Federation of Press Women, the Society of Professional Journalists, the North Jersey Press Club and New Jersey Press Women.

A member of the Authors Guild, her well-researched nonfiction books covering topics ranging from business to relationships have been published by Sterling Publishing Company, Wall Street Publications and Merit.  She also contributed to a humor book published by St. Martinís Press.


Her syndicated newspaper column ran in newspapers in various parts of the country, and she was a columnist and co-columnist for national magazines. Working in the childrenís field, she co-wrote an interactive live theater musical for children mounted by The Music Box Players, has written for Disney publications and co-wrote an educational audio program for classroom use.

As an instructor, Ms. Rapp has been a faculty member, consultant and/or workshop leader at Seton Hall University, The British-American School of Writing, Middlesex County College, The Cape Writing Workshops for The Cape Cod Writerís Center, The Metropolitan Writers Conference and the New Jersey Writers Conferences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and lectured in various parts of the country.

Wearing her editorís hat, Ms. Rapp is the former editor of Womanís Interest, a national financial magazine for women, and was features editor at Marketing Insights magazine, both out of Manhattan. She also covered tax reform, being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan.