Leeanne R. Hay, author
Genre
Services Offered
essays, corporate copywriting, ghost writing
Most Recent Book Title
NPE* A STORY GUIDE FOR UNEXPECTED DNA DISCOVERIES
Book Description
Genealogy is a fun hobby until the results of a consumer DNA test reveal a devastating secret.
NPE* A STORY GUIDE FOR UNEXPECTED DNA DISCOVERIES is an authentic resource for people uncovering a new identity, their loved ones, and genealogists who encounter NPEs in a family tree.

There is no more fundamental human need than to belong – first to a family, and then to others.
My story and research over three years provide information and support to guide readers. Relatable insights and true stories are presented that address the initial shock of discovery, suggestions about communications, new ethnicities, family recognitions and rejections, and the history of illegitimacy.

NPEs are found in all races, religions, and socio-economic groups in every country where consumer DNA tests are sold. By 2022, 142 million people worldwide will take DNA tests for genealogy and medical information. Ten to fifteen percent will discover they are NPE, like me.

(*Non-paternity event is a genetic genealogy term for a break in the family line/name, when your ‘Dad’ is not your biological father.)
Location (city/state/country)
Dallas, Texas USA
Author bio
Leeanne R. Hay is an award-winning freelance journalist whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and literary journals. Her story “Hidden Measures,” about a Black classical musician and his life’s passion to diversify the American orchestra through training excellence in underserved neighborhoods, was a nonfiction finalist at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Awards. An excerpt was published by The Dallas Morning News.

Hay is a graduate of Villanova University, with a BA in History, minors in Sociology and Criminal Justice. While researching NPE* A STORY GUIDE FOR UNEXPECTED DISCOVERIES, she earned professional certificates from the University of Florida, College of Social Work in Trauma & Resilience. She resides in North Texas with her husband and their miniature schnauzer rescue pup, Arfie.
Professional Speaker Topics
Trauma & Resilience
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

When you know better, you do better. - Maya Angelou

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