Lesley A. Taylor…more affectionately known as La Tay (latte)…has been fond of losing herself in books from a very early age. Often finding peace within the pages of her favorite stories – these adventures offered escape from her otherwise hectic childhood…as she retreated into the imaginative worlds that each book offered. This love of narrative carried over into her own writings…as she honed her “voice” writing poetry…ultimately, winning the Georgia Creative Writing Scholarship to attend the Creative Workshop at Wesleyan College at the age of 14. She uses her love of life to teach and inspire homeschool students, daily. As Publicity Coordinator for SCBWI, Lesley hopes to engage young readers with her stories…bringing them back to a place where they uncover the moral fabric missing from today’s cold, cruel world. Ultimately, bringing a smile to each child’s face…while spreading love and showing the world that compassion still exists, yet. Lesley loves cooking, sewing, and has been known to whip up one mean red velvet cupcake. She currently lives in Atlanta, Ga with her husband and three daughters.