Leslie J. Wyatt
Leslie J. Wyatt is a two-time graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. A member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), she served as 2010 SCBWI Missouri Mentor and has presented at literature festivals, SCBWI writing conferences, schools, and homeschool co-ops. She has written two historical novels and more than 200 stories and articles that have been published in national magazines. Her work is varied, but the themes of justice, individuality, and heritage run throughout them. She is the author of River Rats and The Flight of the Cliff Bird.