For inquiries related to Leslie’s writing, please contact her literary agent, Murray Weiss at Catalyst Literary Management: murray(at)


Want to be featured on Leslie’s author interview series? Leslie gets hundreds of submissions! She really hates saying no and feels every book is a huge accomplishment, but with only 4-6 slots each month, she has to be selective. How does she pick? It has to be a book she really wants to read!

Please do NOT pitch any books in the fantasy, science fiction, young adult, or middle grade categories. Coming-of-age is right there in that strange land of middle-grade meets too much nostalgia, so probably not those, either. She truly just loves beautifully written stories, particularly memoirs, literary fiction, historical fiction, and some self-improvement/advice/inspiring books. Occasionally she will feature parenting and children’s picture books, but she has to be really excited about those. 

Check out the books she has picked already here and here. If your book doesn’t seem like something she would like, please don’t pitch — or she’ll just have to say no again!

Still think she’ll like it?

  1. Send a note to

  2. Include the author name, book title, pub date, link to more info, book cover image, author bio, and headshot. She really considers every book.

  3. If Leslie is interested, she’ll email you back and let you know. If not, please don’t follow-up. Thank you!


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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!

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 : )

Still have questions? Want to send a personal note?

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.

REPRESENTATION: Murray Weiss|Catalyst Literary Management 

murray (at)