Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune . . . but when that didn’t pan out, she decided she’d turn letters and phrases in a different way (but minus the glittery dresses, sadly). Cory was selected and mentored in Brenda Drake’s Pitch Wars 2016, and, The Simple Art of Flying, published in North America, and Call Me Alastair, published in the UK, is her first novel and was awarded a Parents’ Choice Silver Medal. A born and bred upstate New Yorker, she currently lives in the Syracuse area with her husband, a collection of snow shovels, and her three plucky children.