Leah Murray was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. With a father in the military, she, her mother and three younger brothers, travelled to postings across Canada, Europe and the USA. She settled down long enough to attend Queen’s University, where she earned a BA in English Language and Literature. Long interested in poetry, it wasn’t until she took a creative writing course taught by Kingston writer Carolyn Smart that her love for writing was ignited. Her work has since been published in a number of Canadian literary magazines.