Leya Delray is the author of the bestselling biographical novel Where Daffodils Bloom.
As a historical reenactor for almost 20 years, she has spent countless hours bringing history to life. With a passion for research and the heart of a storyteller, she loves giving her readers the chance to experience not only a rousing story, but the feeling that they have truly stepped into another era.
Delray lives with her husband in a cabin originally built in the 1840’s, where she has a beautiful view of the Appalachian foothills, and a yard full of daffodils in the spring. She gets excited about history wherever she finds it, whether it’s old houses, antique furniture, vintage typewriters, or cottage flower gardens. But she is especially fascinated by the lives of hardworking, ordinary people whose stories never made it into the history books.
Where Daffodils Bloom, is her debut novel, and won honorable mention in the 28th Annual Writers Digest Self Publishing Awards. Based on the true story of a WWII war bride, the book weaves together real characters, exquisite storytelling, and rich historical details into an unforgettable tale of faith, forgiveness, and the kind of love that lasts a lifetime.
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