Leah Ferguson is an author, writer of lengthy blog posts, full-time mom to three children, and wife. Her first novel, All the Difference, was published in 2015 by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. She’s working on a new project, and will tell you more about it as soon as she’s worked out the ending.
Leah earned her B.A. in English Literature and Russian Language from West Chester University and holds an M.A. in teaching from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has worked as the managing editor of research and reference books for a national law book publisher, the managing editor of two trade magazines, a freelance editor for the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and as both a high school English teacher and adjunct instructor of English for Immaculata University. (She’s also been a waitress, a paralegal, a nanny, a retail clerk and a telemarketer, but not all at once.) She contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harrisburg Patriot-News before turning her attention to fiction and creative nonfiction writing.
In her spare time, Leah enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music by post-punk bands that were popular when she was in middle school. She also (occasionally) runs and volunteers in her children’s school as well as with Operation Paperback, a nonprofit that organizes shipments of books to active U.S. troops stationed overseas, their families, and veterans. Leah lives in Pennsylvania and is represented by Katie Shea Boutillier of Donald Maass Literary Agency.