Leslie Hachtel was born in Ohio, raised in New York and has been a gypsy most of her adult life. Her various jobs, including licensed veterinary technician, caterer, horseback riding instructor for the disabled and advertising media buyer have given her a wealth of experiences.
Her favorite stories as a child (and stretching into the adult years) were fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. It was the 'happily ever after' that was so full of hope and inspiration. It was the love of those stories that led her to eventually want to write romances.
Of all of her jobs, it is writing that has consistently been her passion. That desire was fueled when she sold an episode of a TV show and had a screenplay optioned. Those successes led to her first published novel, "Harriet", the story of a female serial killer. Although that was a satisfying piece, it was the lure of the romance that drew her back. So far, she has produced and sold five novels in that genre.
Leslie lives in Memphis, Tennessee with a fabulously supportive engineer husband, stepson, Matt and her writing buddy, Jakita, a terrier.