Elisa Stone Leahy is a Peruvian-American documentary filmmaker and children's author. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her long-suffering partner, brilliant children, lazy cats and scruffy labradoodle. When she's not writing or working at the library, Elisa spends her energy on spontaneous bursts of artistic chaos and immigration activism. Her work with Edith Espinal's sanctuary team inspired her debut novel, TETHERED TO OTHER STARS. She is probably reading or vacuuming dog fur right now.