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Leslie A. Lindsay

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in Springfield, MO, The United States
December 18

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May 2012


Originally from the Show-Me-State, Leslie Lindsay is a mother, wife, and writer living in Chicagoland. Leslie is an award-winning author of Speaking of Apraxia (Woodbine House, 2012).

When she's not reading, she's writing. When not writing, she's dreaming up new home improvement projects and doing them herself.

Leslie's work has been published in Cleaver Magazine, The Common Ground Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Pithead Chapel, Manifest-Station and forthcoming in The Awakenings Review and Ruminate. Her interview with Laura McHugh was published in the backmatter of ARROWOOD: A Novel (Random House, 2017)

Leslie is at work on a memoir, Model Home, about her mentally ill interior decorator mother and her eventual suicide.

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IF THE HOUSE…an arresting collection of poetry that begs the questions of obsessions, motifs, memories, flaws, and so much more–MOLLY SPENCER ON this plus how poems ‘talk’ to each other

By Leslie Lindsay  IF THE HOUSE…a lyrical and emotive collection of poetry about the most basic structures of creation and recreation. ~WRITERS INTERVIEWING WRITERS|ALWAYS WITH A BOOK~ POETRY FRIDAY Well-known spaces of homes are examined with lush and precise prose in IF THE HOUSE by Molly Spencer (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019), and being a ‘house person,’… Continue reading → Read more of this blog post »
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Speaking of Apraxia: A Pare...

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MODEL HOME (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Apr 06, 2018 01:16PM
Description: Creative non-fiction was my foray into the writing world. I wanted to capture the feelings and emotions of my tumultuous childhood living with a mother with bipolar disorder. My mother was an interior designer. She knew how to create ambiance. Growing up, our home sparked of custom design, personal touches; it felt loving and solid. Until, one day the flimsy facade was revealed. MODEL HOME is a story of hope and heartache. It’s about the choices we make and the repercussions on others.
That Kind of Girl (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2012 01:20PM
Description: A family history of women who fall in love too quickly, who need to be rescued, and who find themselves in "the family way," chronicalling pregnant unmarried women from the early 1900's thru contemporary times.
The Fog Will Burn Off (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 03, 2012 01:14PM
Description: A book inspired by true life events of a lost man who went down the wrong path.

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What's Mine and Yours by Naima Coster
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LEGO® with Dad by Warren Nash
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A fabulous resource for anyone--not just dads--who love LEGOs, the little people in their life, and time together inventing and being creative.

It's time to break out the bricks--the LEGO bricks, that is! LEGO WITH DAD by Warren Nash (October 2020, R
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This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith
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A cathartic novel about two strangers coming together under adverse conditions, a bevy of emotional baggage, that in the end is hopeful and comforting.

THIS CLOSE TO OKAY (Grand Central, Feb 2021) is a dark but ultimately balmy novel about loss, grie
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Sisters by Daisy Johnson
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A cathartic novel about two strangers coming together under adverse conditions, a bevy of emotional baggage, that in the end is hopeful and comforting.

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Margaret Atwood
“War is what happens when language fails.”
Margaret Atwood
tags: war

Margaret Atwood
“I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.”
Margaret Atwood

Anne Lamott
“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Anne Lamott
“You can either practice being right or practice being kind.”
Anne Lamott

70206 Q&A with Leslie Lindsay — 3 members — last activity May 20, 2012 01:03PM
...May 20, 2012 to June 19, 2012...Let's Talk about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), parenting, and more!
100662 Ask Caroline Leavitt - Wednesday, June 12th! — 58 members — last activity Jun 12, 2013 05:04PM
Join us on Wednesday, June 12th for a special discussion with New York Times bestselling author Caroline Leavitt! Caroline will be discussing her work ...more
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82820 Ask Anne Lamott - Thursday, December 12th! — 1223 members — last activity Dec 16, 2014 10:21AM
Join us for a special discussion with author Anne Lamott on Thursday, December 12th! Anne will be discussing her latest book, Stitches, a follow u ...more
106730 Why Writers Write About Maine - Tuesday, July 9th — 322 members — last activity May 07, 2018 03:41PM
Why is Maine a place writer’s love writing about? Join us on Tuesday, July 9th for a chat with these four writers who talk about why Maine was or is a ...more
87982 52 weeks, 52 books — 1400 members — last activity Oct 14, 2018 05:49PM
This year, we'll read a book a week - an eclectic mix of bestsellers, finds, and old favourites. With an emphasis on fiction but some non-fiction too.
927041 Love Yourshelf — 26 members — last activity Nov 01, 2020 01:57PM
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