Listen to Leslie talk about writing in two different time-lines, the fascinating research she did about early Christianity in the south of France, her good (and not so good) experiences with developmental editors, and how she found the perfect image for her book cover (hint: it’s her own painting!)
Much of what Leslie has done in life hasn’t proceeded in the usual, expected way: she got married and had children before she attended The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Her first residency was in pediatrics, then a second psychiatry, and ultimately psychoanalytic training. It has been and continues to be an enormously gratifying endeavor. Bearing witness to another human being’s life and watching them change is a rare privilege. It’s also been quite a detour, but even a detour eventually leads you back to your original destination.
Ultimately she came back to the pleasure of story-telling, and wrote Discovery, a novel about coming of age in middle age, a love story, an exploration of how the past colors the present and the capacity of people to change. It has been her intention to make fiction and factual research, perception and invention swirl together and blur on the pages.
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