Leslie is thrilled to launch Not the Apocalypse I Was Hoping For alongside her friend, the brilliant poet Patrick Horner, at Shelf Life Books in Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 PM. Pat’s poetry collection, Refugia, is a deeply serious and simultaneously playful collection that explores the tension between the human need to categorize and the impossibility of doing so, between the measurable and the immeasurable, between bear and mouse. Join us! Reserve your free spot here.


Leslie was delighted to talk with St. Albert Gazette reporter Jack Farrell about the Apocalypse, writing from different perspectives, and how casual conversations from years before can inspire stories. Read the interview here.


The Apocalypse is about to hit Red Deer! Join Leslie on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Sunworks, the glorious shop in downtown Red Deer where much of this writing nonsense started. Fine foods, bubbly, conversation, and, of course, the Apocalypse we’ve all been hoping for. Details and ticket info here.


Leslie had a lot of fun talking with CKUA Radio’s Scott Zielsdorf recently about disappointing apocalypses and flailing humans making bad choices.  listen here.


Join Leslie at St.  Albert Public Library on Friday, September 15 at 7 p.m. for her first book event celebrating the launch of Not the Apocalypse I Was Hoping For. Free admission, with a reception and signing to follow the reading. Books will be sold on site by our friends at Glass Bookshop.  register here.


Leslie’s forthcoming book of short stories, Not the Apocalypse I Was Hoping For, makes the CBC’s “fiction to watch for in fall 2022” list.  read more


Blindman Brewing in Lacombe, Alberta, has melded three of Leslie’s favourite pastimes – reading, writing, and enjoying local craft beer. Session Ale stories appear on beer cans near you all summer long, and are recorded and produced by the fine people at CKUA Radio.

Leslie’s 2022 Session Story is “Cemetery Décor.” Hear her story and interview here (Season 5, Episode 8).