Margaret Lesh

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Margaret Lesh is the author of memoirs Let Me Get This Off My Chest: A Breast Cancer Survivor Over-Shares, and My Terrible Book of Happiness: Love, Anxiety and Everything; the Young Adult novels Normalish and My Friends Are All Strange; Finding A Man For Sylvia, a rom-com; and Mr. Katz is a Zombie, a paranormal middle grade romp. Her short fiction has appeared in The Brasilia Review, and Dust Jacket Literary Journal.

Like Bill and Ted, she believes we should be excellent to each other. Also: Tacos are magic.

Visit her website: margaretlesh.com.

Twitter @MargaretLesh

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Margaret Lesh Hi, Bobbie! Good question! Hmm, well, the main character Becca, her boyfriend Roman, sister Stacy, and fellow Brookside residents Bobby and Kat first…moreHi, Bobbie! Good question! Hmm, well, the main character Becca, her boyfriend Roman, sister Stacy, and fellow Brookside residents Bobby and Kat first show up in my YA novel Normalish which follows Stacy's freshman year. In Normalish, Stacy is dealing with the loss of her father, typical high school issues, as well as her sister Becca's increasingly strange behavior.

After I wrote Normalish, a few readers mentioned wanting to know more about Stacy's sister Becca, so My Friends Are All Strange was my opportunity to focus on Becca and her world inside of the residential mental health treatment facility. There I was able to delve into Bobby's and Kat's characters a little bit more deeply--especially in the case of Kat, who is only mentioned in passing a couple of times in Normalish.

I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. :)(less)
Margaret Lesh It would have to be Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. A favorite real life couple would be Victoria and Albert (and I'll admit that I'm influenced by…moreIt would have to be Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. A favorite real life couple would be Victoria and Albert (and I'll admit that I'm influenced by currently watching the BBC series Young Victoria).(less)
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“I've learned that I don't have to live in sadness - there's not some cruel requirement that I should feel guilty about being happy.”
Margaret Lesh, Normalish

“Normal" is all about perception. I mean, isn't "normal" what the majority of people do?”
Margaret Lesh, Normalish

“I’ve spent many long hours thinking about the bits and pieces of things; the complexity of human interaction; personalities and emotions; temperaments; the knowns, the unknowns, and intangibles involved in two people coming together, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a small miracle any two people can put it all together and actually find love with each other.”
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“Mean people suck”
Jim Goad

“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.”
John Greenleaf Whittier, Poetry

“Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!”
Ogden Nash, Collected verse from 1929 on

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