Leah Ferguson is an author and writer of lengthy blog posts. 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 contemporary fiction project, which she’s excited to tell you about very soon.
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 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’s contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harrisburg Patriot-News as a humor columnist. She was a full-time mom for many years, most of which felt like they were spent in the really cold YMCA swimming pool.
Leah is a member of Pennwriters and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and listening to music by post-punk bands that were popular when she was in middle school (though to be fair, her “spare time” is mostly spent driving her children to sports practices). She also (occasionally) runs and volunteers in her children’s school. Leah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three children, a sweet dog, and a tailless cat who kind of hates the dog. She is represented by Katie Shea Boutillier of Donald Maass Literary Agency.