Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps because of this, Leslye has developed a strange kinship with the daffodil--she too can only achieve beauty after a long, cold sulk in the rain. She was named a William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist and a Waterstone Best Book finalist for her debut novel, The Strange & Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, whichwas also awarded the 2015 Pacific Northwest Book Award, the 2015 Washington State Scandiuzzi Children's Book Award, and the 2015 PEN Center Children's/Young Adult Literary Award.
Leslye is a full-time writer currently living in Seattle, Washington with her chihuahuas, Mr. Darcy and Doc Holliday. Her next novel, The Price Guide to the Occult, comes out March 2018.
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