I’d love to chat about your latest project idea, hosting you on my author interview series, writing for your publication, or requesting an author blurb for your forthcoming book. I’ve even developed discussion questions for backmatter. Friendly hellos are always welcome, too. 

**Please note: I am currently closed to submissions for Q&A or book review requests.**


I hope that you and your loved ones are well and safe during this strange time.

It has been gratifying to see readers across the country turn to books for comfort, entertainment, and escape–they truly do soothe in a time of uncertainty.

Thanks to the hard work of booksellers, publishers, countless authors, and the literary community at large, there are still plenty of ways to get books: 

  • Many independent bookstores are taking online orders with low or no shipping fees. Some are offering curbside, no-contact pickup or local delivery! I just did this myself at my Naperville, IL store and it was easy as pie. Head to to find an indie in your area. You might also like—a new way to shop books online while supporting your local bookstore!

If you’ve recently sent me a Facebook ‘friend request,’ and you’re a bookish person–author, writer, blogger, reviewer–I’m seeing them and I’m grateful.

Can I kindly direct you to my author page. That’s where you’ll find all of the writerly content, including book reviews, author interviews, publicity. Give this page a ‘like,’ and you’ll get updates, musings, quips, and quotes, and be able to follow along with who I am interviewing that week.

Here, on my website, I have author Q&As, some great book recs, and you can check out of my literary pieces, peek at my Instagram feed, and see what I’m up to on Twitter. Better yet, give me a follow on those platforms:




Thank you, thank you! Please, take care and know that art and literature is a light in this darkness.

Take care and be well,
Leslie : )

Leslie A. Lindsay….Always with a Book.

Writer. Reviewer. Author Interviews. Book Blurber. 

“Tell all the truth, but tell it slant” 

~Emily Dickinson 


“Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen. Listen.”

~Jacqueline Woodson 


I have always been driven by the gnawing questions underlying identity and belonging, with (dis)placement, migration and (up)rootedness. Place and also, geography, intrigue me, but so does nature, and how it forms a complete picture in family and home. I think of those interstitial spaces of where we exist as being distinct from where we have originated.