Leslie Ann Moore
was born in Los
Angeles, California at the tail-end of the baby boom.
From an early age, her parents exposed her to the beauty
and wonder of art, music, and literature. She learned to
read before she started school, and books were her
For as long as she can
remember, Leslie Ann's been a storyteller. As a child,
she made up tales to entertain family, friends and
anyone else who'd listen! At night, she'd lie in bed,
while elaborate 'movies' screened in her head, complete
with distinct characters, complex dialogue, and action
sequences. She didn't think this strange; it was just
something she did to entertain herself.
started reading science fiction in middle school. The
Martian Chronicles, The Foundation Trilogy, Rendevouz
With Rama, the works of Andre Norton; Leslie Ann loved
the classics and stuck pretty much to hard sci fi, until
one day, a friend showed her a book called 'The Hobbit'.
The works of J.R.R. Tolkein
introduced her to the world of fantasy literature, and
her own stories began to
Leslie: From an early age, my parents
exposed me to the beauty and wonder of art, music,
and literature. I learned to read before starting
school, and books were my constant companions.
While practical considerations led me to a career
in veterinary medicine I never gave up my dream of
becoming a full-time writer. In 2000, I attended
the Los Angeles Times Festival Of Books and met
one of my favorite authors, Terry Brooks. Mr.
Brooks talked about the writer's life, and how
he'd transitioned from a career in the law to one
as a professional writer. He said "Don't ever give
up. Keep writing, no matter what." Those words
changed my life. I returned home and that very
night, began the outline of what would eventually
become the 'Griffin's Daughter'