ABIGAIL LEIGH REED is the author of the 2019 WRITER’S DIGEST award-winning cozy mystery short story, THE SOZZLED FLAPPER—A Lilia Loverly Mystery. She writes novels and short stories in the cozy mystery and fantasy genres and children’s stories. Abi is a member of the Southern California Writers Association and Sisters in Crime—National, Guppies, and an executive board member of her local chapter. She is also the co-founder of two writing critique groups—Cozy CRIT-ters for cozy mystery authors and Chick Crits, a women’s fiction workshop. A native of Orange County, California, she graduated from Orange Lutheran High School (Go Lancers!). Abi lives in Huntington Beach with her family, including three purrfectly spoiled cats (Jinx, Josie, and a feral rescue kitten, Alice, who named herself by falling down a rabbit hole.)
More About Me – Abigail Leigh Reed
Abi discovered her passion for writing when she joined the high school newspaper staff in her sophomore year. She continued with journalism, writing for her college paper. When her children (now grown) were born, she found a love of creative writing. She is a former florist, owning a shop specializing in weddings and parties, and has also worked in property management and caregiving for the elderly.
When not working, Abi is a voracious reader, especially of cozy mysteries, and a creative at heart. Besides writing, she enjoys cooking/baking, singing karaoke, creating designs for and carving pumpkins (including for the Westin Hotel, South Coast Plaza), doodling chalk art on the chalkboard-painted furnace door in her home, and decorating for the holidays.
She loves the garden—especially their 23 rose bushes—blooms are often found scattered in jars and vases throughout the house. And watching the hummingbird nest in the fuchsia plant hanging outside her bedroom window each spring is pure joy (see hummingbird video). Abi feels lucky to be living in her gorgeous hometown.