Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent (and Amanda Lee), an author living in Virginia with a beautiful family and quite a few pets. As Gayle Leeson, she writes the Down South Cafe mystery series, the Ghostly Fashionista mystery series, and the Kinsey Falls women's fiction series. As Gayle Trent, she writes the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. As Amanda Lee, she writes the Embroidery Mystery series. A hybrid author—both traditionally published and self-published—Gayle jokes that she has so many pen names now that her new motto is, "An author by any other name might still be me."