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Ley Hayley was born in Virginia on the night LA Law premiered in 1986. This is important, because her mother never let her forget it. From early on, Ley's life was surrounded by stories. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, Ley heard a thousand different folk tales and family histories from her grandmother and other family friends. Even before she could read, Ley loved books.
She grew up watching educational television (okay, and a bit of Power Rangers) and developed a great love of learning. Even today, if she had the choice between getting a real job and going to school, she'd go to school! Her favorite shows as a kid were The Magic School Bus and Bill Nye the Science Guy (who is still her hero), shows which made her fascinated by science and the science behind "magic."
After moving to North Carolina at 13, Ley took up debate (much to the dismay of everyone around her since she wouldn't shut up). If anyone wanted to find her in high school, the first place to look would be the library. It was then that she found her first real literary love: J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. To this day, she reads the entire series once a year, every year. And it never gets old.
She went to college, got a biology degree, went back for a nursing degree, and had to go back to full time work. Much to her mother's dismay, Ley looks at work as her hobby. Reading and writing are her real loves and her full time pursuits. It's Ley's goal to read more and more books every year.
On August 13, 2013, Ley Hayley's debut novel The Forest's Heir appeared on Amazon. She's currently at work on the sequel, as well as plans for several other series.
Ley lives in North Carolina with her family and two dogs.