The phrase, "late in life" has always bothered me, because I think God's gifts are always right on time. Having said that, it wasn't until my sons were taller than me, that I started writing about our home life for our local newspaper. Imagine my surprise when my column won a humor award from the Alabama Press Association. I didn't realize people thought my life was so funny!
My column spread to other newspapers in Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Michigan and New York. I've now written over 500 columns and three (and a half) books, and here I am still telling stories.
Writing has proven to be the perfect fit and I've discovered everyone loves stories about home, family, a good dog, and a big Southern dinner on the grounds.
I was born in Florala, Alabama and have lived along the Gulf Coast my entire life, except for 6 years when my husband convinced me to live in Metro Atlanta. (Lovely folks, bad traffic). We have lived in Fairhope, Alabama for 24 years.
Bob and I have been married for 30 years, and since he was born in New Jersey, is the source of many of my columns. Bless his heart.
Our two darling sons love living in Birmingham, Alabama but I wish they were closer to have dinner with me every Sunday.
I enjoy speaking to groups and meeting my readers at book signings.
I've released two collections of my columns. The Majorettes are Back in Town And Other Things To Love About The South was released in November of 2017. Exploding Hushpuppies, More Stories From Home was released in November of 2020. Readers tell me they love the escape of a clean, funny, story to distract them from the world.
My Christmas book was released in September 2022 and completely sold out. Bringing Christmas Home is a true story for the entire family. The new edition will be released in September of 2023.
I have very loyal readers and I love hearing from all of you. You may email me at: [email protected] — I'll try my best to answer, but sometimes messages get lost in space, eaten by the dog, but give it a try!
Thank you for reading. It's my joy to write for you.
Leslie Anne has the ability to WRITE what we all as Southern women THINK, yet never have the chutzpah as she does to put it to print! Life in the South is never boring for sure, and she gives the reader just a taste of our quirky, wonderful world south of the Mason-Dixon. I'm already eager for more from this hilarious, yet pointed, new Southern writer. Well done! - Heidi - Blog and Book reader
This delightful book describes in detail the mysteries of of southern folk. In one humorous story after another I learned about southerner's love of shiny things, big poofy bows, peanuts in co-cola, family matters, what's better than a chick flick for a mom, and of course-majorettes. Each chapter is 1-3 pages making it easy to pick up for a 5-10 minute reading session. After reading The Majorettes Are Back In Town I understand my father;s side of the family who grew up in Alabama. I can't wait to see Leslie Anne's next book!
Leslie Anne gives us funny, heartfelt stories. Much needed smiles and chuckles during this odd time in all of our lives. I read the stories over and over, they never disappoint.