Leslie J. Sherrod is both a writer and a licensed social worker. Her debut novel, Like Sheep Gone Astray (Grand Central Publishing, 2006), earned a Starred Review from Booklist and was a featured selection of Glory Girls Book Club and AOL’s Black Voices. She is also a contributor to two devotionals in the bestselling A Cup of Comfort series (Adams Media) and writes poetry for Paintbrush Poetry, a home-based business she shares with her husband that combines her creative writing with his original artwork. A short story she penned, “The Jericho Band” is available exclusively at Amazon.com as part of the Amazon Shorts program. She has held positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cigna Behavioral Health, as well as other community-based hospitals and programs, working with families in desperate situations throughout inner-city Baltimore. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW); American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW); National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW); and the Black Mental Health Alliance (BMHA).