Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro and served as columnist and assistant editor for Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. She’s been awarded a host of writing honors including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, 2010 Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. She received funding to attend the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony in 2011. The first
novel excerpt was published Kweli Journal, 2014. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, New York, she’s fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive and family and friends. Publication of her first novel, Love Like Sky, is forthcoming.