Hello there! I’m Leya Delray
I love books, history, art, costume design, theater, dancing, and sunshine.
I’m a writer. Which means I have a habit of getting into conversations with imaginary people, acting out fight scenes in the living room, and listening to inspiring music while I stare out windows and think up alternate realities.
(Oh yes, and sometimes I even write things down.)
I’m also a costume designer, and love creating unique costumes for theater productions, costume parties, re-enacting, and any other excuses I can come up with. Especially costumes that have historical or fairy-tale/fantasy vibes.
I live in an adorable historic cabin in the Northeast Georgia foothills, with my husband, a beautiful view of the mountains, and an antique typewriter which does not in fact work, but still looks great in photos. (ha!) Unlike most authors, who seem to survive mainly on caffeine, I actually hate coffee and insist on getting a normal amount of sleep most nights. I’m also a bit of a foodie and love to experimenter with healthy, gourmet meals (Ok, and sometimes not-so-healthy ones).
I have trouble standing still when music is playing, and enjoy all sorts of different dancing styles, but mostly English Country, Swing, and Contra.
Historical re-enacting is also a huge hobby of mine, which is where I first started learning to make historical costumes. (Yes I DO call them costumes. The rest of you re-enactors who hate that word can just simmer down. It’s not that big of a deal. Sheesh.) Revolutionary War and WW2 are my specialties. I may in fact own more costumes than I do modern clothing.
My greatest goal in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and honor Him with everything I do, whether I am writing, reading, sewing, dancing, or dreaming.