Leslie’s recommended resources:


Stangland Literary Consulting 

As a much sought after marketing consultant and social media manager, Susie Stangland creates a vibrant presence in the digital world for both bestselling and first time authors. Working closely with her clients, she builds on or amps up today’s heavy hitting social media platforms. She also crafts and facilitates an on point marketing campaign tailored to fit your budget.  Leslie would not launch a book without her. Check out Susie’s impressive client roster at or contact her directly at:



This award-winning self-publishing services company that has helped more than 400 authors professionally publish books using their own imprint. Unlike       hybrid publishing, clients retain ownership, control, and all royalties. Recommended by publishing guru Jane Freidman, founder David Woghan has given presentations to the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), and more. David helps Leslie re-publish her backlist and created an ebooks for her prize-winning first novel. Learn more at


Formatting 4U

A soup-to-nuts author services company that won’t break the bank, from editing to formatting to cover and promotional materials design, audiobook narration/production, copyright and ISBN registration, plus general hand-holding through the publishing/submission process by founder Judi Fennell. has helped hundreds of authors with thousands of books. She catches all of Leslie’s typos. Contact Judi via or directly at:


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This company has helped approximately 400 authors get literary agents and/or traditional publishers. The founder, Mark Malatesta, is a former literary agent who has written articles for the Guide to Literary Agents, the Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac, and Notable clients include Nelson Johnson, author of Boardwalk Empire, produced by Martin Scorsese; and Leslie Lehr, author of seven books, including A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me―and You. Whenever Leslie has agent issues, Mark is her first call. Learn more at