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Leah Cypess

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I wrote my first story in first grade. The narrator was an ice-cream cone in the process of being eaten. In fourth grade, I wrote my first book, about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a desert island with her faithful and heroic dog (a rip-off of both The Black Stallion and all the Lassie movies, very impressive).

However, I took a few detours along the way to becoming a full-time writer. After selling my first story (Temple of Stone) while in high school, I gave in to my mother's importuning to be practical and majored in biology at Brooklyn College. I then went to Columbia Law School and practiced law for almost two years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a large law firm in New York City. I kept writing and submitting in my spare time, and f
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Mistwood (Mistwood, #1)

3.52 avg rating — 6,372 ratings — published 2009 — 8 editions
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Death Marked (Death Sworn, #2)

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Nightspell (Mistwood, #2)

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Buried Above Ground

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“I don't want you to be the shifter. Rokan's voice was quiet , and her human sense of smell told her nothing about how he felt. I haven't wanted that for a long time. since before i knew it was possible for you to not be the shifter. a pause then - so quirtly that even she could barely hear him - since before i knew i loved you”
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Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs
Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
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Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1) by Leah Cypess
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess
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Murder of Crows (The Others, #2) by Anne Bishop
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Ruins (Partials Sequence, #3) by Dan Wells
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message 15: by Lucinda

Lucinda Thanks for acepting the friendship request x


message 14: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Leah, Thanks for your friendship.


message 13: by Leah

Leah Toni wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request... I loved Mistwood and Nightspell!!"

Thank you! And I'm very happy to hear it. :)


message 12: by Toni

Toni Thanks for accepting my friend request... I loved Mistwood and Nightspell!!


message 11: by Leah

Leah Jen wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I've heard such amazing things about Mistwood and Nightspell and I'm really looking forward to reading them."

Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. :)


message 10: by Jen

Jen Thanks for accepting my friend request :) I've heard such amazing things about Mistwood and Nightspell and I'm really looking forward to reading them.


message 9: by Leah

Leah Shiloh wrote: "I put in for the Nightspell giveaway . . . again. Second time's the charm, right? ;)"

We can hope! And this one's for a finished copy (not an ARC), so it's even better. :) Good luck!


Shiloh I put in for the Nightspell giveaway . . . again. Second time's the charm, right? ;)


message 7: by Leah

Leah Thank you, Haylee! I'm always happy to befriend a fan. :)
Best,
Leah


Haylee Hello Leah, how are you? Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm a huge fan of your books.
-Your#1 fan Haylee


Shiloh Leah wrote: "Good luck! ;) I believe it ends tomorrow... goodreads will notify me who the winner is."

Rats. It wasn't me. Guess I'll have to go buy a copy. ;)


message 4: by Leah

Leah Good luck! ;) I believe it ends tomorrow... goodreads will notify me who the winner is.


Shiloh I totally put in for the review copy of Mistwood today. Want! XD


message 2: by Leah

Leah Hi Charles,
I like YA and adult fantasy -- Megan Whalen Turner, Diana Wynne Jones, Dave Duncan, Juliet Marillier...
Am having some problems with goodreads at the moment (related to them sending out mass invitations on my behalf!) so may not be on for a little while.
Leah




Charles Weinblatt Hi Leah. What is your favorite genre? Do you have any favorite authors? What books do you recall with the greatest emotion?


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