Caroline Leech is a Scottish writer who has lived in Houston since 2007. She writes novels for teenagers and her debut novel, Wait for Me, will be published in the USA by Harper Teen in January 2017. Set in Scotland toward the end of World War Two, the book won the 2014 Joan Lowery Nixon Award at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in Houston, as well as the YA categories of both the RWA Emily and Lone Star competitions. Harper Teen will also publish Caroline's second, as yet untitled, novel in 2018.
She founded the Inspiring Houston Women blog (www.inspiringhoustonwomen.org) in 2013 for which she interviews Houston women, each of whom has an inspirational story to tell. The women she interviews may have careers, families, passions, ambitions, creative gifts or deeply held beliefs, but what they all share is a commitment to making life in this city better for the people around them – at home, at work and in their community. So that the inspiration spreads, each interviewee nominates her own Inspiring Houston Woman for Caroline to feature on the blog.
Before moving to Texas, Caroline worked in public relations for opera and performing arts companies in the UK, a fifteen year career which culminated in her editing a glossy photographic book, Welsh National Opera - the first sixty years. She has written numerous feature articles on the performing arts in a number of newspapers and magazines here and in the UK.
Caroline is married with three teenage children.
Caroline is represented by Jackie Lindert at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.