Leoson teaches English composition, creative writing, literature, film, and psychology at the college level. She holds a Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Literature, an MFA in Fiction, an MA in English, an MS in Psychology and has specialized training in Digital Media & Composition, Narrative Medicine Facilitation, Positive Psychology, and Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. She is a Pushcart Nominee and Member of the Horror Writers Association who specializes in literary horror fiction. Her writing has been featured in the The Lost Librarian’s Grave Anthology, Castabout’s Halloween Anthology, Free Spirit Historic Tales Anthology, Twisted Vine Literary Journal, Coffin Bell Journal, Untoward Magazine, Underwood Press’ Horror Journal Black Works, GNU Journal, The Gyara Journal, Genre: Urban Arts, Obra/Artifact, and on NPR’s “This I Believe” series. Her debut novel, The Butterfly Circle, was released by Manta Press in July of 2023. She is also producer and co-host of the “Exhuming the Bones” podcast. She lives in a suburb of Nashville with her husband and two very spoiled dogs. You can learn more at www.maryleoson.com.

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