LeAnn R. Ralph earned a bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UW-Whitewater.
She spent several years teaching English at a boys’ boarding school and also has worked as a freelance writer and as a newspaper reporter. She served as the editor of the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Assoc. quarterly publication, The Wisconsin Regional Writer from 2000 to 2004.
She lives in west central Wisconsin with her husband, Randy Simpson, in the house that her parents built when they retired from farming.