Hillary Leftwich is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (CCM Press, 2019 and Agape Editions, 2023 new edition), a finalist for the Big Other Book Award and Entropy’s Best Books of 2019, and Aura (Future Tense Books and Blackstone Audio Publishing, 2022) one of Buzz Feed News’s “17 Recent and Upcoming Books from Indie Publishers You Need to Read," also considered for the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose for the 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. She teaches creative writing at The University of Denver, Colorado College, Unity College, Lighthouse Writers, and to challenged youth at Lighthouse Writers Youth and Art from Ashes—two local nonprofits. Her writing is found or forthcoming in The Sun, Santa Fe Writers Project, The Rumpus, Big Other, and others. She was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and lives in Denver.