About Leah

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

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3 thoughts on “About Leah”

  • I had written down the word “vignette,” spelled just that way, but I was uncertain so I looked for the word in my dictionary to no avail. I went on line and found that not only was spelling correct, but that there was someone writing a blog titled “One Vignette.” I had to see what that was about and here you are. You will be so glad when you are in your 80’s,
    as I am, that you have written down so many things about your life and your children. I wish I had kept a journal, as a blog was bog spelled incorrectly. There were no blogs when my son was young. Keep it up and I thought what I read was delightful.

    • I am so, SO glad that not only did you happen to stumble upon my blog (not bog ;), but you were kind enough to leave a note. Reading this absolutely made my day. Thank you so much for your words–your sense of humor is wonderful (and much appreciated on a day like today, when the “little stuff” is so overwhelming I need a good, lighthearted slap of common sense and encouragement). I feel lucky to have been able to share my world a little with someone who’s been through it–and who so clearly appreciated it.

      (And I am doubly grateful to hear that I am, indeed, still spelling the title of this thing correctly, because some days I have to check the spelling, too. I wish I were kidding.)

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