Leslie Leyland Fields is a teacher, speaker, and the multi-award-winning author of twelve books including “Your Story Matters,” “Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers,” and “Surviving the Island of Grace.” Her recent book“Crossing the Waters” won CT’s Book of the Year in Christian Living. Her books have been translated into nine languages.
With three graduate degrees (in Literature, Journalism, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction) she has taught writing extensively in undergraduate and graduate programs as well as in conferences, chapels, and churches around the world. She’s also the founder of the Lake Michigan Writers’ Workshop and the Harvester Island Writers’ Workshop on her family’s island in Alaska with guest writers Philip Yancey, Ann Voskamp, Bret Lott and others. A number of her students have gone on to publish their manuscripts, (which makes her incredibly proud!)
She’s also a professional audio narrator, narrating her own books through Oasis Audio, contributing regularly to the popular Our American Stories radio network, and recording books of the Bible for her.Bible.org.