Meet the Team

Meet the Author, Lehman Riley

The timeframe was May, 1992. That’s when I began my journey of writing children’s books featuring my grandfather as the main character. It’s been a long road, with interesting twists and turns along the way! I’m committed to share my books with youth and grandparents too. I feel honored that I’m able to keep my grandparents legacy alive. I truly believe Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah would be proud!

My name is Lehman Riley and I currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my wife Tracy and my four children, DuVale, Nareece, Andrea, and Tianna.


Lehman Riley
Author and Co-Business Owner

Meet the Illustrator, Josh Wallace

Josh’s interest in drawing started when he could pick up a crayon and scribble. Dr. Seuss was his first big inspiration. The fantasy worlds and characters of those books taught him to never neglect the depths of imagination and to never forget how to think like a child.

He decided to pursue a career in graphic design by enrolling at the Art Institutes International, MN in 2000 and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2003. He then went on to take courses at Brainco: Minneapolis School of Advertising, Design, & Interactive Studies. Currently he works as the design manager at a direct mail advertising company, Market America Corp. On the side he draws, paints, makes a little music, bounces new ideas off of friends, and, of course, illustrates for the Papa Lemon series.

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Josh Wallace
Illustrator

Meet the Co-Business Owner, Paul Dixon

Matter of Africa America Time Corp., an Independent Publisher, was established in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Lehman Riley and Paul Dixon in July 2004. The company was created in order to publish “The Adventures of Papa Lemon’s Little Wanderers” children’s book series.

The company’s mission is “Making Multi-Cultural History Fun.”

Papa Lemon will help teach children about our great country’s diverse heritage with the use of his magical train.

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Paul Dixon
Co-Business Owner