CountyAnne Arundel County
Artist StatementTo create quality fiction and non-fiction which inspires and entertains.
Leona Upton Illig is a book critic for the Children’s Literature Company. Her short stories have been published in magazines such as The MacGuffin, The North Atlantic Review, and The Western Online, and her non-fiction has been published in Sky and Telescope. From 2012 until 2014 she wrote a monthly environmental article for a local civics organization and served as its publicist. She has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland and lives between Baltimore and Annapolis with her husband, David, and a small spaniel named Clara. Further details can be found at her website, http://leonawrites.wordpress.com.