Who is Harley James?

Embark On A Thrilling Historical Journey with the Harley James Series

Harley James isn't your average 11-year-old girl... every few months she is whisked away by her famous archeologist father to various ancient sites around the world. But hidden beneath the surface of these mind-blowing ruins often lies a deeper mystery... one that inevitably gets Harley into some trouble.

Her fascination with riddles and ability at solving puzzles is the suite of skills that landed Harley a coveted member position in the ancient secret society S.M.A.L.L (Society of Mysterious Artifacts, Legends, and Lore). As a member of S.M.A.L.L, Harley flexes her sleuthing skills to save the day, guided by the dogma of the three P's: Preserve, Protect, and Persevere.

Follow along with Harley and her friends as they race against time to solve riddles, clues and ancient mysteries.


Harley James books are fast-paced reads for 8-12 year olds, designed to keep your child entertained and engaged... and maybe get excited about a little bit of history along the way! 

Who is Leah Cupps?

Leah Cupps is an author, designer and entrepreneur. She came up with the idea for Harley James with her oldest daughter Savannah. Savannah had taken an interest in Mayan history and so the two of them worked together to come up with the idea for the first Harley James book; the Mystery of the Mayan Kings.

Leah lives in Indiana with her husband and three children. She is also the cofounder of Vision Forty Press, a small family owned publishing company.

Leah is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).