Lee Ann SEtzer


About Me

Name: Lee Ann Setzer

Gender: Female

Age: Classified

State: Utah

Education: M.S. in speech-language pathology

School: Brigham Young University

LDS Mission: Sendai, Japan

Husband: Stupendous Man (Spiff for short)

Cats: Puck and Gus

Children: T-Bone, the Joker, and Buffy

Nephew: Whomp

Special Talent: Eating grapes off the vine using chopsticks

Motto: “Famous by noon tomorrow” (Provo residents: name that local reference!)


Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Jane Austen, Lois McMaster Bujold, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Bill Watterson, Louis Sachar

Quote: “Check your assumptions. In fact, check your assumptions at the door.” (Bujold)

Food: chocolate, pizza, sashimi

Travel Desinations: Seattle, Santa Barbara, Sendai


Many Hats

My husband Spiff and I both grew up in the Mojave Desert and both joined the LDS church when we were in high school. We met at the end of our senior year, but it took both of us going to BYU and serving missions to Japan before we actually had enough in common to get married. We grew up in towns where NASA was the local religion. He occasionally looks deep into my eyes and says, “I had to marry you. You’re the only one who truly understands about the US space program.”

I was going to be an astronaut when I grew up but instead became:

    • a speech-language pathologist

    • a mother of three incredibly energetic and verbal children   

    • a novelist

    • the chief designer of the family backyard railway

Life around here is a constant exercise in juggling hats.


I like to sew, garden, and read and would rather go visiting than traveling. In Japan, I vowed to eat whatever anyone put in front of me; and I did: raw squid, rotten bean paste (natto), octopus tentacles. Everything except onions. Onions are the same on both sides of the ocean.

Have a good time in my corner of the Web, and drop me an email!


Lee Ann