Leslie lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a rescued feral-turned-sweetheart cat. While not engaged in wrestling the beautiful and prolific greenery of her yard into submission, she flies light aircraft, loves the exuberant creativity and color of quilting and pottery…and, of course, writes.
Her first love is fiction. She has published three full-lenght books in The Appalachian Foothills series (HIJACKED, which was a finalist in the 2013 Contemporary Single Title Golden Heart contest; UNHOLY BONDS; OPAL'S JUBILEE; and two holiday novellas, CHRISTMAS HOPE and CHRISTMAS GRACE), along with occasional nonfiction articles. She is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of America and has served as President of her local chapter, Louisville Romance Writers.
Like many writers, she came to this career via a journey through several others. As a Registered Nurse, she relished the thrill, variety, and problem-solving of Emergency Medicine. She also earned advanced certification as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Nursing helped fund her love of flying, and she attained several ratings including Certified Flight Instructor.
She loves to go on long walks with her husband, sing in the church choir, and spend time with her kids…when they come to visit her cat. ♥