About Me

pic2I am a YA writer and middle school teacher. I have a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Los Angeles, California, with my dog Mr. Darcy.

When I’m not living in fictional worlds inside my head, I run all sorts of distances, torture my body at CrossFit, and DVR entirely too many television shows. I dream of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.

My debut YA novel CHASING EVELINE releases July 11, 2017 from Pen Name Publishing.



Jane May 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Hi Leslie! I’m hosting an Anne of Green Gables Read Along starting this month. I’d love to have you join! Here’s the info post: https://greenishbookshelf.com/2017/05/01/announcing-the-anne-of-green-gables-read-along-2017/ 🙂

amermelstein October 28, 2015 at 8:54 am

Hello Leslie! I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award: https://alizashandel.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/versatile-blogger-award/

If you don’t do awards, or don’t want to participate, that’s totally fine. Just know I think your blog is great! Keep writing!

emilygmoorewriter December 4, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Hi Leslie! *Waves* I can relate. I wrote several (not so) intriguing stories at a young age. All it solidified for me, besides mortification when my first boyfriend met my parents, was a deep rooted desire to never stop. Cheers to you and to your Pitchwars endeavor! What did you submit? Do you twitter?

Emily December 4, 2013 at 5:55 am

Totally feel you on the moving. My parents moved around the country during my childhood too…including Ohio. Here’s to yucky experiences being fodder for great writing!


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