Next Letter for Kids: Leslie Vedder


Our next Letter for Kids comes from author Leslie Vedder! Leslie’s letter is all about the magic of walking in the woods and is full of fun and fantastical doodles!

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Leslie Vedder (she/her) is a queer ace author who loves fairytale retellings with girl adventurers and heroes! She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction, and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two ultra-spoiled house cats. Her debut YA novel, The Bone Spindle, is forthcoming in January 2022 from Penguin/Putnam Young Readers. Find her online at