“I love writing YA because the teen years are a time of taking risks, discovering the unknown, and experiencing all those heart-pounding, swoon-worthy firsts.”
Let me introduce myself…I’m Leigh, a writer from Maryland. I’m represented by Lauren Bittrich at Lucinda Literary. I’m sixteen-years-old at heart, and I’ve been imagining and writing stories since I can remember.
As a kid I craved books with enchanted main characters, however, their real strength wasn’t magic, it was courage, which they’d possessed all along. Doesn’t everyone want to read about heroes like that?
I know I do. And when I write, I want to write for readers looking with a shimmer in their eyes to escape into fantastic worlds; worlds filled with sparkling magic and brave characters. I want readers to get lost in my stories and hopefully find themselves there, too.
When I’m not writing, I’m hangin’ with the ones I love, including a little golden retriever who likes to play hide and seek.
Serious fact–I’m living with type one diabetes and thriving–#T1DLooksLikeMe.
Fun fact–I recently learned that I am the eighth great-granddaughter of accused witch Elizabeth Duncan (Dunkin) of Virginia who went to trial in 1695 for charges including bewitching livestock and causing birds to fall from the sky–I totally love that!