Leah Sackett is an adjunct professor in the English department at the University of Missouri - St. Louis,
where she earned her M.F.A. in creative writing in 2010. She was the 2009 recipient for the creative writing in women and gender studies for her short story Somebody Else in Kentucky. Sackett was also a general fiction editor for the Natural Bridge literary magazine in 2009 and 2010. Prior to this time, Sackett worked in the advertising industry writing copy for a wide range of products from carpeting to cat litter. She lives in St. Louis with her husband, daughter, and two cats, KC and Kafka.
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