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Leslie Wells

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Leslie Wells has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. She has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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Growing up in my small town in Virginia, I always had my nose stuck in a book. I devoured everything on my parents’ bookshelves and pillaged our local library. In college, I double majored in English and Music (classical, piano). When I was a senior, my advisor suggested I apply to graduate school in New York City, and then afterwards, maybe I could think about going into book publishing.

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Leslie Wells Writing fiction carries me away from my daily life into another world, where I can take on the personalities of my characters and talk to them in my h…moreWriting fiction carries me away from my daily life into another world, where I can take on the personalities of my characters and talk to them in my head. In writing my novel, Come Dancing, much of the material came from things that happened to me in my twenties. I was transported back to the early 1980s and relived that time when I began working in book publishing, living in Manhattan, and going out dancing in downtown clubs. (I really did find a pair of lavender shoes on the street in NYC, and wore them until they fell apart.)(less)
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Come Dancing’s memorable heroine and witty writing are the cornerstones of this novel.”


IR Verdict: COME DANCING offers a witty protagonist in a creative, colorful, and charming work, painting exciting portraits of the publishing world, the rock star life, and the ever-bustling New York City before the time of cell phones.”


“COME DANCING is the story of a lovable young book publishe

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Published on August 28, 2015 10:27
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Wendy'sThoughts Thank you for the invite. Looking forward to chatting and sharing thoughts. :DD


Wendy'sThoughts Thank you for the invite. Looking forward to chatting and sharing thoughts. :DD


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