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Stories by Abigail Leskey
About Abigail Leskey


Abigail Leskey lives with her family in Maine. She attends a Christian church, and is a member of the Society of William Wallace. Abigail likes reading (especially about Scotland), writing, cooking, waving her sword around in the back yard, target practicing with a rife, and antiquing.

Leskey is a shortened form of an extensive Slavic surname of uncertain spelling. Great Grandpa Franciscum Leskovienski found his name cumbersome, and changed it to Frank Leskey.

Most of Abigailís Scottish ancestors are on her motherís side. Some of the more recent surnames include Knox, Forrester, Fraser, MacBrayer, Patton, Grant, Graham, and Mcgehee, which may originally have been MacGregor.

As a small baby, Abigail screamed nocturnal war cries with her hair all standing on end about her red little face. But it was not until she was quite a bit older that she became interested in Scotland. She read The Lady of the Lake, attempted Rob Roy, and read In Freedomís Cause (about Wallace and Bruce) into a state of decrepitude. She attempted to make her siblings into a clan.

Then, later, her mother began discovering ancestors in Scotland. Abigail, to her delight and occasional dismay, discovered that a great many of the people in the Scottish war of Independence were her ancestors. She read The Scottish Chiefs, and all her old interest in Scotland revived, and grew greater--if that were possible.

First she attempted to write a history of the Scottish war of Independence, but then modified that to a biography of Sir William Wallace. This she did write (but did not try to publish); but what with conflicting sources, she finally used much of the material she had gathered and wrote Sir Williamís Man for Aye.


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