Leara Rhodes has been a writer since her college days in Philadelphia, where she received her master's and doctorate from Temple University. She has been a journalist, editor, freelance writer, and university professor teaching writing. During her academic career, she published three books and numerous journal articles. She was awarded a Fulbright to Haiti and named the first educator inducted into the Georgia Magazine Hall of Fame. Her summer teaching programs included two at the University College Dublin and two at Trinity College, University of Oxford.
Leara lives in Athens, Georgia, and prefers to garden, cook, travel, or spend time with her family and friends when she is not writing.