Book Nerd Spotlight
Leslie has been writing stories for as far back as she can remember!
She is excited to have the opportunity to share her stories outside
of her supportive friends and family.
While perfecting her craft (which includes a Harry Potter Fan Fic called After the Bezoaron Checkmated), Leslie has worked for more years than she cares to admit as a Creative Director and a Marketing Director for an international financial services company, writing countless TV commercials, direct mail packages, brochures, and marketing strategies.
In addition to writing books, Leslie writes several blogs, is the founder of Good Manners Kids Stuff and just launched Good Manners Kids Stuff Press.
Leslie lives with her husband Bill (whom she met many years ago in The Savoy Company, a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera group) and their two daughters outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where they enjoy typical busy lives filled with work, school, activities, sports and music (and reading, of course). She has a B.A. in English Literature from Gettysburg College (where, incidentally, she started the Zephram tales back in Dr. Clark’s creative writing class).
“This is a great easy read that reminds not just the kids in your family but also parents, and in my case, grandparents how important it is to be a Good Sport. Basic sports etiquette that works just as well with Dad's Sunday Soccer game as with the munchkin's is presented in an engaging and entertaining way. Memorable reminders teach this important etiquette and keep it top of mind and simple for the whole family!”
“The Kids' (and parents', too!) Book of Good Sportsmanship” is a guidebook for raising winners, both on and off the field!"
“Children need more books like this, to teach important lessons. Parents are as big a factor in a child's perception of sports as the children themselves, and the parents attitude becomes the children's. This book teaches children that no one should take sports so seriously that they get angry, be rude, but instead, be gracious, respectful and have fun with it.”Do you have little athletes in your family? Then this colorful, engaging book is the perfect way to help them understand what it means - and how important it is - to be a Good Sport. Soccer? Dancing? Swimming? Whatever sport they do, they'll learn easy, basic sports manners through reading familiar situations featuring kids just like them. Parents, you'll also find handy reminders for you with each tip, so that the entire family can learn to be Good Sports together.
You can purchase The Kids' (And Parents' Too) Book Of Good Sportsmanship: An Easy To Read Guide For Families at the following Retailers:
"It's Time for Good Manners" is a great package workbook for children ages 4-7, combining learning twin virtues of considerateness and courtesy and punctuality."
“If ever a book was needed for this time, then this is it.”
“A fun way to learn how to tell time.”
“…good book for introducing time to students in earlier grades.”Part story book, part practice book, all parts fun! Children will learn about good manners -- and how to tell time -- with this colorful, engaging book.
They'll spend the day with Torie, Tad, Tessa and Tyler and discover how it's time for good manners all day long. And then they'll get the chance to practice telling time -- all while enjoying the cute clock designs, and without realizing they're learning!