Leslie writes about motherhood, mental illness, grief, houses/homes, architecture and design. She drives a deep interest in place and how that shapes us, as well as the interstitial connection of family, dysfunction, and the symmetry and parallels of nature.


“Baby Jars,” Agapanthus Literary | “Thresholds,” A Door is a Jar Literary Magazine | SPEAKING OF APRAXIA: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, audio edition, narrated by author, Penguin Random House July 6


“Saying Good-bye to Childhood One Book at a Time,” Literary Mama 

Local Woman Writing: A Walking Tour with Mary Kubica, Women Fiction Writers

“Navigating Choppy Waters,” Moms Don’t Have Time to Write: Travel 

Fourteen, Mutha Magazine 

“A Reading List of Memoirs on Motherhood & Mental Illness,” The Migthy. 

“Reading to Write: Leslie Lindsay on the Long Journey to her Memoir,” Read Her Like an Open Book.

“Disinheriting Madness & Other Traits,” Runs in the Family|Psychology Today.

“My Mother’s House,” Semicolon Literary Journal.

Snapshots: The Old Farmhouse. The Family Narrative Project.

Suite of Poetry: “My Mother’s Madness.” Coffin Bell Journal, Vol. 3. No. 3.

“Material That Matters,” Brave Voices Literary Magazine, No. 4. [Print only. Reprinted here]

Reader’s Response. Poets & Writers Magazine September/October 2019 [Print Only].

“Children, Caution,” Cleaver Magazine. Issue 24.

“Phantom Tears.” Ruminate: The Waking. 

“Material, Pithead Chapel. Vol. 7, Issue 5.

Pretentious Backside. Common Ground Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2. Visit website 

“Is Writing a Memoir Automatically Therapeutic?” A Craft Essay on Writing about Mental Illness. Cleaver Magazine.

“My Mother is Crazy.” Manifest-Station.

“Sorting.” The Nervous Breakdown.


Speaking of Apraxia: A Parents’ Guide to Childhood Apraxia of Speech, updated, 2nd edition. Woodbine House, 2020.

Also available in audio.

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MODEL HOME: A Memoir of Motherhood, Madness & Memory


MINIATURE ETERNITIES: Hybrid work of interlinked stories featuring family history, the parallels of nature, mental health, motherhood, grief, and architecture, along with historical aspects including The Great Depression; hovering between speculation, folklore, and lyric prose. 

Contact: Murray Weiss|Catalyst Literary Management

murray (at) catalystlit. com