Leah Jorgensen was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, and grew up in northern Virginia. She attended Sweet Briar College for women in Virginia, and graduated in 1996 with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. She recently self-published a collection of poetry, Basking, available for purchase on Leah Jorgensen’s Storefront. Her follow up chapbook of poems, Consequences, will be available in the spring of 2009. In addition to authoring this blog, she started a blog about her writing career, Scrivere, and continues to contribute to the travel blog The Anti-Tourist. Since completing this 365-day blog, she is putting her memoir from the past year on the page in a book entitled Love Grows in the Backyard: One Woman’s 365-Day Search for Everything at Home in the Northwest.
For more information on Leah and her literary work, visit www.leahjorgensen.com.