Leslye Penelope ("L. Penelope") is the author of Song of Blood & Stone (St. Martin's Press, 2018; TIME Magazine Best Fantasy Book), as well as Breath of Dust & Dawn (Heartspell Media, 2019) and the forthcoming Whispers of Shadow & Flame (St. Martin's Press, October 2019). Her novellas include Angelborn (Heartspell Media, 2015) and Angelfall (Heartspell Media, 2015).
Leslye's short story "The Mankana-kil" was included in Sycorax's Daughters (Cedar Grove Publishing, 2017; Bram Stoker Award finalist for Superior Achievement in an Anthology). Other short fiction of hers has appeared in Heart's Kiss Magazine (Arc Manor, 2018 & 2019), and is forthcoming in Where the Veil is Thin (Outland Entertainment, 2019) and Graffiti (Aunt Lute Books, 2019).
Her debut novel won the 2016 Self-Publishing Ebook Award for Fiction from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association before being picked up for traditional publication by St. Martin's Press. She is an alumna of VONA/Voices (2013, 2014) and Hurston/Wright Writers Workshop (2011, 2015). Leslye lives in Maryland with her husband and their furry dependents. Find her on Instagram: @leslyepenelope. Sign up for new release information, exclusives, and giveaways on her website: www.lpenelope.com.