About Me

Who Am I?

Predominately, I am a writer of short stories and flash fiction. My short stories explore journeys toward autonomy and boundaries placed on the individual by society, family, and self.  My first book of short stories, Swimming Middle River, will debut late summer 2020.

Discover accolades for my writing including, but not limited to Art Ascent (Gold Writer Award for Spooning) and Crack the Spine (Pushcart Prize nominee for The Family Blend). 

Visit both “Leah’s Library” pages to read more. Additionally, I have published nonfiction and worked as a professional technical, proposal, and copywriter.

I am also an adjunct lecturer in English as well Communications and Media departments at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.  This is where I earned my B.A. in English and my M.F.A. in Creative Writing.

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