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With the film releases of WILD and A WALK IN THE WOODS, stories based on long-distance backpacking have, at last, reached a mainstream audience. Thru-hiking the AT is not just about pain, hardship, and perseverance, it’s about triumph, love, and joy. The experiences faced by my six main characters along the way make NOMADS a compelling read.Read sample chapter
Leslie began writing five years ago. Over the course of a cold and blustery winter, she completed the first of five books and several short stories, many of which are published under her pen name. When she’s not writing, she enjoys all things athletic and out of doors. Her 2014 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (2,085 miles in 159 days) was the inspiration for her latest novel, NOMADS.