Leslie Tall Manning is an award-winning novelist who loves writing about grown-ups who crave change and often discover it in ways they never expected (KNOCK ON WOOD, MAGGIE's DREAM, and GAGA). She also writes about teenagers who believe in independence, often stumbling into it headfirst (RULES OF FALLING, UPSIDE DOWN IN A LAURA INGALLS TOWN, and I AM ELEPHANT, I AM BUTTERFLY).
As a private English tutor and writing specialist, Ms. Manning spends her evenings working with students of all ages and her days working on her own writing projects. When she isn’t clacking away at the computer keys or conducting research for her books, she loves traveling with her artist husband or strolling along the river in her sweet Southern town.
She is proudly represented by the TriadaUS Literary Agency.
Partial list of Awards:
Indie Brag Award
Firebird First Place Book Award
Sarton Women's Literary Award
NC Author Project Award
Library Journal Self-e Selection
Taleflick Road to Development Finalist
Story Monsters Certificate of Excellence
William Faulkner Words and Wisdom Finalist
International Book Award Finalist
Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Finalist