Who in the world is Leigh Raper?

Leigh Raper has a degree in English Literature from the University of Miami and a JD from Pepperdine University School of Law.  She received her MFA at the UCR-Palm Desert program for Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts, with concentrations in Fiction and Screenwriting. While at UCR, she was the Arts & Culture editor of the Coachella Review.

Leigh writes fiction and personal essays. She also blogs about pop culture, writing, and interesting (yes, they exist) items from the world of labor and employment law. She is simultaneously obsessed with writing her next novel and the magic of television.

Leigh’s work regularly appears at Refinery 29 and the AVVO Stories law blog. She has also written for Paste, Atlas Obscura, mental_floss, Yahoo! Autos, Scary Mommy, and Palm Springs Life.