Violetta Leigh completed the Creative Writing program at the University of Victoria with a focus on fiction and a second major in Environmental Studies with a focus on political ecology.

She writes fiction, with work published in Toronto, Virginia, London, Barcelona, Berlin, and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Her first book of prose, drone philosophy, was released by Cardinal Valor press in 2019.

In addition, she writes professional non-fiction, including: artist biographies, exhibition statements, magazine editorial, and marketing copy.

She’s currently expanding into the realm of science journalism, with an informative or solution-based focus on environment and climate change.

From the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, she presently operates out of Vancouver, which is located on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

She thinks perfection is ugly and in the things humans make want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.