Be Well, Write Well Columnist
Leanne Sowul is a music teacher during the school day and a writer in the mornings, evenings, lunchtimes and vacations. She teaches 9 and 10 year olds to play their first musical instruments, which gives her the unique ability to play every woodwind, brass and percussion instrument… but only up to a fifth grade level.
Leanne writes historical fiction that centers on major events in American history, crafting the story to show the event through her characters’ diverse perspectives. She also writes short stories and personal essays, and is proud to have been authoring the “Be Well, Write Well” column for DIY MFA since 2015. She has been recently published by Confrontation literary journal, Mothers Always Write, Hudson Valley Parent magazine, American Scar Stories and Lacuna Loft. Her essay, “The Gondola Ride,” was chosen as part of a live performance by Writers Read in the summer of 2016. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary Agency.
Leanne lives with her husband and two young children in the Hudson Valley area of New York. Her hobbies include reading, baking, yoga, and fantasizing about travelling.