Lesley Traynor's writing has appeared in national anthologies, literary magazines and online. She is a Scottish Slam Poetry finalist and opened World Community Arts Day 2016 in Edinburgh performing poetry with her own projected art and at the Edinburgh Fringe, Callander Poetry Weekend and Electric Field Festival. Passionate about supporting other writers, she founded Words are our Art and produces and supports the development of Poetry Films in Scotland through Fierce Poetry in Motion. She is on the committee for The Federation of Writers (Scotland) and a member of Scottish Writers' Centre. She writes novels under L A Traynor.