Leigh Kennedy grew up in Denver and began writing in the nurturing atmosphere of the Northern Colorado Writer's Workshop. "Her Furry Face" was written during the five years she lived in Austin, Texas, before heading to England, where she's now lived for nearly thirty years. Her novels include The Journal of Nicholas the American and Saint Hiroshima, and a short-story collection, Faces. Her most recent book is a new collection, Wind Angles. She has two grown children, plays the viola socially, and writes very slowly.