Leslie Wines is a journalist, fiction writer and teacher intrigued by languages, spirituality and economics (in no special order). Leslie is the author of the book Rumi: A Spiritual Biography, a life of the great Medieval Persian poet Jalalu'ddin Rumi. Her employers have included several wire services, including United Press International, MarketWatch and the Associated Press and her financial work has appeared in print and online editions of the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. A resident of New Jersey, Leslie holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and The New School. She is very happy that her story Home Sweet Home is appearing in Litro!