Capital City Press Featured Writer

Leif Gregersen was born in the early 70’s in St.Albert and developed a love of libraries and reading from an early age. Even in his elementary school years, Leif would walk to the St.Albert library after school almost each and every day to get a fresh book. Leif also began writing in elementary, trying to entertain his classmates with comic book stories he wrote and illustrated. Leif lived in St.Albert in the same house with his parents until he was 18 when he  left for Vancouver to seek out new options and to try and escape his situation of being in poor mental health. After going to flying school for a while and hitch-hiking to California, Leif returned home to complete school and was accepted to a journalism program that was later cancelled. Leif spent a great deal of his time over the next years reading all the quality literature he could get his hands on and working on and off on his first book, “Through the Withering Storm.” Around this period in his life, he found a job he loved working with the most amazing people he had known as a stage hand and security guard for IATSE, the union that handles entertainment. Through the help of a friend’s sister, Leif was able to get his book edited after working on it for nearly 20 years and it has now turned into what could easily be considered a self-publishing success. After finding out how to complete the self-publishing process, Leif went on to write four poetry collections, two short story collections, two young adult novels and a sequel to his first memoir which has now been revised and re-published in a second edition. Leif now lives in McCauley and has said he wouldn’t move away for the world, he loves the people and the culture every bit as much as he loved St.Albert.

To learn more about Leif Gregersen please visit his website.

Don't forget to check out the list of Leif's books that are available at EPL.

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