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Bridgette A. Lacy, author of Sunday Dinner, is an award-winning journalist with a public love affair with food and culture. She authored the “Morsels” column for The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. for many years
Preston Lauterbach, author of Beale Street Dynasty and The Chitlin’ Circuit, chronicles the relationship between vice, power, and American culture. The Chitlin’ Circuit was recognized as a book of the year by the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and NPR.
Edward G. Lengel, author of First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity, is the director of the Papers of George Washington at UVa, the author of three books, and a regular contributor to numerous history journals.
Thomas Levenson is a professor at MIT and head of its science writing program. He is the author of several books, including Einstein in Berlin and Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World’s Greatest Scientist. Levenson has also made ten feature-length documentaries.
Philip Levy, author of George Washington Written Upon the Land, is professor of history at the University of South Florida and was co-director of the National Geographic Society team that discovered and excavated George Washington’s boyhood home.
Deborah Lewis, contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, is a United Methodist campus minister who serves as director of the Wesley Foundation at UVa. She blogs at Snow Day.
Jenée Libby is a writer of food, fiction, travel, and essay. Obsessed with vintage diner ephemera, old cookbooks, and anything Technicolor created in a JELL-O mold, she runs her mouth about all of it on her podcast, Edacious – Food Talk for Gluttons.
Tracey Livesay is the author of To Guide a Genius and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestselling In Love With A Tycoon series. Her debut novel, The Tycoon’s Socialite Bride, hit #1 on Amazon’s Romance Series list. She writes contemporary interracial romances where strong, successful heroines find love.
Robert Llewellyn is the author of Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit, the third title in the “Seeing” series. The previous works were Seeing Trees and Seeing Flowers. He has published over thirty books of his work in the last forty years.
Cecilia Llompart is the author of The Wingless. The recipient of two awards from the Academy of American Poets, her work has been included or is forthcoming in many anthologies and journals. She is the founder of New Wanderers, a nomadic poetry collective, and currently lives and writes in Paris.
Katherine Loflin, author of Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong, is a globally-recognized, award-winning consultant in quality of life places and why they matter to living our best lives. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and has been featured widely in the press.
Jon Lohman, Virginia’s state folklorist, directs the Virginia Folklife Program at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He is the author of In Good Keeping: Virginia’s Folklife Apprenticeships.
Sue London, author of the bestselling romance series, The Haberdashers, has been writing historical romance since her debut novel, Trials of Artemis.
Lisa Lutz is the author of The Passenger and the New York Times-bestselling series of novels, the Spellman Books, about a family of private investigators. Lutz won the Alex Award and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for best novel.
Katie Lynch, the author of Confuscius Jane, is the director of the Mentor/Talented Student Honors Program at SUNY Rockland Community College, where she also teaches English. She lives with her wife, son, and dogs in New York City’s West Village.
Mary E. Lyons is the author of The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad and The Blue Ridge Tunnel: A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia. A former librarian, she has also written nineteen works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers.