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Author Leigh Bardugo on Becoming a Writer

After her father died and she could not sit in front of a computer screen all day with her grief, Author Leigh Bardugo quit her job as a copy writer for movie trailers and started working in makeup and costumes on set. She found that being on her feet all day, not writing, gave her the energy and desire when she got home to focus on her own writing.

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Leigh Bardugo


Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a New York Times bestselling author of young adult fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and short stories that can be found in multiple anthologies.