About Leah

HeadshotHi there! Thanks for visiting my blog. I started Leah’s Bookshelf as a way to begin building an author platform, but it has grown into so much more. Books have been a favorite part of my life for as long as I can remember. Fiction has the power to communicate Truth in ways sermons and non-fiction cannot. My goal is to introduce other readers, especially fellow homeschoolers, to the many stories I’ve enjoyed. Hopefully the mix of familiar and less familiar books will give you new ideas to add to your reading list. I also enjoy involving readers in my own stories.

I’m was homeschool K-12 and graduate in 2011. I went on to do college from home and completed a BSBA in Marketing in 2013. Homeschooling has been a huge blessing in my life, and I thoroughly enjoyed being able to follow the same pattern for college (find out more about homeschooling college).

I am daughter to my two wonderful parents, sister to the best brother in the world, and friend to some amazing sisters in Christ.

My relationship with Jesus is the most important part of my life. Though many people think of Him as a crutch to get through life, I think of Him more as a jet pack. I can truly say He has given me life, and life more abundant. Because of my great friendship with my Savior, I want to serve Him in every area of my life.

Writing is one way I hope to serve Him.  As I have learned about writing and studied the craft, I have gained a new appreciation for the power of the pen. My goal is to write fiction with a mission. In other words, stories that will bring honor to the name of Jesus.

I hope you’ll join me here on my blog as the adventure of life continues.


When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face LORD, will I seek.
~Psalm 27:8~


Find Me Elsewhere

I blog about my passion for orphan care at Teens Interceding for Orphans.

My creative writing curriculum for Junior High students has a home at Stories for God’s Glory.

If you’d like to connect with me on Facebook, here’s the link for that.

You can tweet with me on Twitter.

Find out if we’re pindred spirits on Pinterest.

Check Goodreads for more book reviews or to check out my books.

If you’d like to read my guest posts on other blogs, I’ve visited: The Rebelution with a post about Counted WorthyGo Teen Writers with a post about pitching stories to editors and agents. And Fullness of Joy with a post about Betsie Ten Boom.