Leslie Liautaud is the author of MIDNIGHT WALTZES (2006), HE IS US (2008), THE WRECK (2009), SALIGIA (2011), THE MANSION (2012) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: THE MILLENNIAL EDITION (2012). She is also the author of the coming-of-age novel, BLACK BEAR LAKE (2014) and the psychological thriller, BUTTERFLY PINNED (2017).

Leslie is originally from Kansas City, MO where she worked in the performing arts. Currently, she divides her time between Key Largo, FL and Chicago, IL with her husband, Jimmy John Liautaud,  their three children and two rambunctious dogs.