Leigh Eddings

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Leigh Eddings (30 September 1937 – 28 February 2007; née Judith Leigh Schall), was the wife of David Eddings and co-author of many of his later works and uncredited co-author of his early works,[1] and married him 27 October 1962.[2]


Born Judith Leigh Schall in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA, she met Eddings in Seattle.[3] She was part Choctaw.[4]

She had been in the Air Force and had been described by her husband as a world-class cook, a highly skilled fisherwoman and an excellent markswoman.[5]

She co-authored High Hunt with David,[6] and all other books but this was not credited as such until the publication of Belgarath the Sorcerer in 1996. It was Lester del Rey who believed that multi-authorships were a problem and that it would be better if David Edding's name alone appeared on the books.[7]

Suffering a series of strokes, Leigh died 28 February 2007 in Carson City, Nevada.


  1. ^ Goodreads, Leigh Eddings profile
  2. ^ "BBC – h2g2 – David and Leigh Eddings – Authors – A683651". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Reed Magazine: In Memoriam (4 of 4)". reed.edu. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Recalling the late David Eddings, Lord of Creation". starlog.com. Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  5. ^ David and Leigh Eddings, The Rivan Codex, ISBN 0006483496, p. 10
  6. ^ David and Leigh Eddings, The Rivan Codex, ISBN 0006483496, p. 11
  7. ^ "David Eddings biography". fantasybookreview.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2015.