Leatrice McKinney, writing as L.L. McKinney, is a freelance writer, published poet, and an active member of the writing community via social media outlets and groups such as YA Lit Chat. She’s the creator and host of the bi-annual Pitch Slam contest via her blog, which had its sixth successful run in October 2016. She has spent time in the slush by serving as a reader for agents and participating as a judge in various online writing contests. Leatrice is currently living in Kansas City.
Her book A BLADE SO BLACK is forthcoming from Imprint/Macmillan.
"McKinney’s debut novel introduces a no-nonsense, cosplaying, dark-skinned Alice with coily hair charged with defending two worlds while still making it home for curfew."