Author Archives: Leslie

About Leslie

Leslie gives voice to characters who struggle to find healing for their brokenness – and discover unconventional solutions to life’s twists. Her work includes novels Hijacked, Unholy Bonds, and Opal's Jubilee, and novellas Christmas Hope and Christmas Grace.

Reconnecting

Dear reader, Many moons ago (many, many moons!) if you signed up for my newsletter, I promised that it would be infrequent. However, I did not really mean for it to be so infrequent that we all forgot each other! … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of a PT Cruiser

Gratitude, Act I Three hundred and sixty three days ago, my husband came home to find our home ransacked, the television (and sundry other items that would take a day to catalog) gone, and my car stolen. The thieves also … Continue reading

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Unholy Bonds: A response to one reader’s passing comment…

A friend made a comment in passing the other day when telling me she had finished Hijacked. “I love Lannis, and I want to read Unholy Bonds, but I don’t want to see her get hurt anymore.” May I reassure … Continue reading

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Justice, peace and mercy in the wake of Orlando shooting, Brock Turner

This has been an awful week. When I first thought about writing this post, nudged gently by Erin McCole Cupp, it was to be a response to the shamefully inadequate sentence handed down to Brock Turner, convicted of three felonies … Continue reading

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Podcasts on Allison Gingras’s “A Seeking Heart” radio program

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Allison Gingras on her radio program, A Seeking Heart, twice – the second time today. She is a gifted speaker, and makes it easy to carry on a conversation when you have … Continue reading

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Fiction From the Foothills: Interview with Leslie Lynch

Here’s a great interview (of me) that my friend, Carolyn Astfalk, posted on her blog. Great, thought-provoking questions. I hope you enjoy reading it!

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Second Watch, by J.A. Jance

I picked up a copy of J.A. Jance’s book, Second Watch, the other day – and knew I was in for a good read. She’s dependable that way! But I had no idea how the story would impact me emotionally. … Continue reading

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5 Star Reviews for HIJACKED!

I am incredibly humbled and (so very) pleased at the reception Hijacked has received since it launched last week! Here are some snippets of reviews and other comments: “From the very first chapter, I was hooked on Hijacked! Throughout, the … Continue reading

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My Writing Process blog relay!

Thank you, super-nice and extremely talented Sonali Dev, for inviting me to participate in the My Writing Process blog tour! I really enjoyed reading about Sonali’s simple chaos process, probably because I can relate so well! I will address why … Continue reading

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An open letter to survivors of the Navy Yard shooting

First, thank God you are here to read this. Do not discount this fact. You are alive – and yes, you now carry a burden to bear that seems unbearable. But you have this opportunity to continue breathing and doing … Continue reading

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