About Leslie Lehr

     Leslie Lehr is an award-winning author who focuses on the lives of contemporary women in novels, nonfiction books, essays, and screenplays. She is a private Writing Consultant and Novel Consultant for Truby Writers Studio. Lehr's novels include the literary thriller, What A Mother Knows, Wife Goes On, and 66 Laps, winner of the Pirates Alley Faulkner Prize. Her nonfiction books include Welcome to Club Mom, Club Grandma, excerpted on Fisher Price.com, and Wendy Bellissimo: Nesting, featured on Oprah. Lehr's essays have appeared in the New York Times Modern Love column (narrated by Katie Couric on NPR), and in anthologies including Mommy Wars, The Honeymoon’s Over, and Arianna Huffington’s On Becoming Fearless. She wrote the original screenplay for the romantic thriller, Heartless, and sold the script, Club Divorce, to Lifetime.

A breast cancer survivor three years out from being incognito as Chemo Chick in the blog, Sickfopink.com, she is working on a new pop culture memoir that combines feminism and femininity. Before turning her focus to writing, she worked in film production, including Charles Bukowski’s Barfly and Prince’s Sign ‘O the Times. She has a BA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she won a Student Emmy, and an MFA from Antioch. A popular speaker and panelist, Lehr is a member of PEN, the Authors Guild, WGA, Women In Film, and The Women's Leadership Council of L.A. She is married and has two daughters. For more info, see http://www.leslielehr.com

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