C.R. Corwin is the pseudonym of Rob Levandoski, a former newspaper reporter in Akron, Ohio. During his career in journalism, he covered police and schools, wrote for the entertainment department, and snapped pictures for the Medina County Gazette. He later worked in public relations, edited political science textbooks, wrote book reviews for The [Cleveland] Plain Dealer and taught writing courses at the University of Akron. He died unexpectedly in 2008 at age 59.