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Leah Thomas

Biography

Leah Thomas

Leah Thomas writes from a house in the woods. Her debut novel BECAUSE YOU'LL NEVER MEET ME is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Children's Books. A graduate of Clarion 2010, her short fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Black Static, Ideomancer, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye, among others.

Books by Leah Thomas

by Leah Thomas - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

When the Vasquez siblings' father left, it seemed nothing could remedy the absence in their lives ... until a shimmering figure named Luz appeared in the canyon behind their house. He shot hoops with 17-year-old Hank's hands. He showed 14-year-old Ana cinematic beauty behind her eyelids. He spoke kindly to eight-year-old Milo. But then Luz left, too, and he took something from each of them. As a new school year begins, Hank, Ana and Milo must carry on as if an alien presence never altered them. But how can they ever feel close to other people again when Luz changed everything about how they see the world and themselves?

by Leah Thomas - Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

Ollie and Moritz might never meet, but their friendship knows no bounds. Their letters carry on as Ollie embarks on his first road trip away from the woods --- no easy feat for a boy allergic to electricity --- and Moritz decides which new school would best suit an eyeless boy who prefers to be alone. But even as Ollie and Moritz dare to enjoy life, they can't escape their past, which threatens to destroy any progress they've made. 

by Leah Thomas - Young Adult 13+

Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times—as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him.