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Leah Cypess
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Leah Cypess

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I wrote my first story in the first grade. The narrator was an ice-cream cone in the process of being eaten. In fourth grade, I wrote my first book. It was about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a deserted island with her faithful and heroic dog (a rip-off of both The Black Stallion and all the Lassie movies, very impressive).

However, I took a few detours along the way to becoming a full-time writer. After selling my first story ("Temple of Stone") 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. I kept writing and submitting in my spare time, and finally, a mere 15 years after my first short story's acceptance, I am a published novelist. I am very excited about this!

I live in Brookline, Massachusetts (right outside of Boston), with my husband and our two daughters.

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