Leslie moved to Yarmouth during the summer of 2014 from Leawood, Kansas, which is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. Leslie is so happy to be back in New England! Her husband Stephen's job brought them to Maine, which they have loved for years and explored during many summer trips to Vacationland. They have two high school aged kids, Caroline and Michael, and a springer spaniel named Pepper.
Leslie has always loved books, since her childhood when her mom would take her to the library every week. Even now, books are Leslie's favorite gifts to give, and her favorite gifts to get! She wandered into Royal River Books so many times over the last year that she was offered a job! Leslie loves the neighborhood feel and the warm sense of community she feels when she is at the bookstore.
Favorite books are works of fiction, especially those based on real events. Loves anything by Jhumpa Lahiri, Lisa See, Ann Patchett, Erik Larson. Not to mention every cookbook ever written, which combines her two favorite activities - reading and cooking!