About Me

Author Leah Cypess

I wrote my first story in first grade. The narrator was an ice-cream cone in the process of being eaten. In fourth grade, I wrote my first book, about a girl who gets shipwrecked on a desert island with her faithful and heroic dog (a rip-off of both The Black Stallion and all the Lassie movies, very impressive).

After selling my first story (Temple of Stone) while in high school, I gave in to my mother’s importuning to be practical and majored in biology at  Brooklyn College. I then went to Columbia Law School and practiced law for almost two years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, a large law firm in New York City. I kept writing and submitting in my spare time, and finally, a mere 15 years after my first short story acceptance, I sold my first novel to Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins).

I live in Brookline, Massachusetts (right outside of Boston) with my husband Aaron, a researcher and doctor at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and our three children.

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A Few of My Favorite Things

Interview at The Enchanted Inkpot

Ten Things I’ve Done That You (Probably) Haven’t


Contact information:
To receive email notifications when I have a new story or book published, please send a blank email to updates at leahcypess dot com.

My direct email address is LCypess@gmail.com

For questions on rights, including film rights, please contact my agent:
Bill Contardi
Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents
1501 Broadway # 2310
New York, NY 10036-5689
(212) 556-2760
bill@billcontardi.com