About Me

I wrote my first story in first grade. The narrator was an ice-cream cone in the process of being eaten. In fourth grade, I wrote my first book, about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a desert island with her faithful and heroic dog.

After selling my first story while in high school, I gave in to my mother’s importuning to be practical and majored in biology at  Brooklyn College. I then went to Columbia Law School and practiced law for almost two years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a large law firm in New York City. But I always kept writing and submitting in my spare time.

I am now a full-time author. In addition to my Judaica books, I write mainstream fantasy and science fiction under the name Leah Cypess.

I live in Silver Spring, Maryland (right outside of Washington, D.C.) with my husband and four children.