Leah Vrakela is inspired by her father, who always encouraged her to write. An active member of the Hamilton Mountain Writer’s Guild, Leah received the HMWG honourable mention award for her short story, The Butterfly Lullaby. Leah holds a university degree in Honours Health Studies and a minor in Religious Studies from McMaster University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Applied Disability Studies. She enjoys writing creative non-fiction and historical fiction drawing from her experience as a former Miss World Canada. Leah is based in Hamilton, Ontario where she lives with her husband and two young children.