Allison LeighAlways an avid reader, Allison Leigh knew at an early age that she wanted to be a writer, as well.  She even penned a Halloween play that her grade-school class performed.  Since then, her tastes have changed somewhat, but the writing bug never faded.  When she learned that her first novel had been accepted for publication by Silhouette Books, it was the dream of a lifetime.  Until that first book hit the bookshelves in her hometown, however, she still had some lingering suspicion that she might awaken.  But Stay… did make it to the shelves in 1998 and the dream was a reality—one that has happily continued through many more books.

She has been a finalist in the prestigious RITA© Award, Holt Medallion and Golden Quill contests, and her titles regularly appear on bestseller lists.  But the true highlights of her day as a writer are when she receives word from a reader that they laughed, cried or lost a night of sleep while reading one of her books.

Born in Southern California, Allison has lived in several different cities in four different states.  She has been, at one time or another, a cosmetologist, a computer programmer, church secretary, and database administrator.  She currently makes her home in Arizona with her family whom she credits with remarkable patience for the hours she spends parked in front of her computer, and more importantly, for blessing her life with the kind of love and happiness that she wants her readers to continue sharing with the characters living in the pages of her books.