Leila is pronounced Lee-la and is a twenty-something child masquerading as an adult. (She probably has an inner adult buried somewhere, maybe underneath something in her bedroom.) Leila lives in Auckland, New Zealand, and is currently on extended maternity leave from her job in a children's bookshop. She has one handsome fiancé, one baby girl, one stepdaughter, and two manic cats. Also, Leila is a writer. She mostly writes YA fantasy with lots of magic and angst and descriptions of shadows. So writing is probably what a lot of her blogging will be about. And life. They're not really separable.
Leila also blogs at YA Highway.
Need to talk with Leila about anything? Email her at leila.e.austin[at]gmail.com.