Leigh Statham was raised in the wilds of rural Idaho and now resides in North Carolina. She has published five YA novels including her latest, Girls of War, from Owl Hollow Press. Her essays, poetry, and short stories can be found in the Remington Review, Southeast Review, North Carolina Literary Review, and several anthologies.

Leigh has an MFA in Young Adult literature from Converse College where she served as the Managing Fiction Editor at South 85 Journal for two years. She is the winner of the James Applewhite Poetry prize honorable mention and Southeast Review Narrative Nonfiction prize.

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