Christy Leskovar

About the Author

Christy Leskovar was born in Butte, Montana, and grew up in Kennewick, Washington. She graduated from Seattle University with degrees in mechanical engineering and French and then joined Bechtel in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she worked on the design of nuclear power plants. After stints in Kansas, Barcelona, and San Francisco, she transferred to an assignment in Las Vegas. It was during a visit to her hometown that she learned the shocking news about her great-grandmother having been arrested for murder (in 1913). She left her engineering career to find out what happened and write a book about it. Her original intention was to write one book about all four grandparents. As she began to pursue the story, she quickly discovered there was far too much for one book. Now there are three. Her books are true stories, nonfiction. Her first book was an award finalist.