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Leigh Verrill-Rhys

Contemporary, Historical
Website: http://leighverrillrhys.com


A native of Paris Hill, Maine, Leigh spent most of her childhood and early adult years in San Francisco before emigrating to Wales to marry and raise three sons. She has been a writer, editor and lecturer for most of her life, intermingled with career portfolios in marketing, finance and community arts projects.

An award-winning editor, she has published three volumes of women’s autobiographical writing about their lives in Wales and during World War II and has just released a collection of her mother’s anecdotes about her travels during the war, Following the Troops. Leigh is a member of Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, the Welsh Academy and several RWA chapters.

Her debut novel, Wait a Lonely Lifetime, was released in April 2012, published by Avalon Books. She has now published three more contemporary romances. Her first American Historical will be released in the summer of 2017.

Writing under the pen name, Lily Dewaruile, Leigh has written seven historical medieval romances set in Wales and is working on the eighth.