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Leslie Wells
Leslie Wells Editorial

Leslie Wells, President of Leslie Wells Editorial, has worked in the book publishing industry for 30-plus years. Leslie is also a member of the 5E editing group.

Selected Fiction:
Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico Albanese; Killing Monica and Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell; The Five People You Meet in Heaven and For One More Day by Mitch Albom; Scared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney; Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback; The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe; The Same Sweet Girls and The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King; The Rest of Her Life and While I'm Falling by Laura Moriarty; The Wild Rose and The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly; Gotham Diaries by Tonya Lee and Crystal McCrary; Coffee Will Make You Black by April Sinclair; Dalva and Sundog by Jim Harrison; Sweetsmoke by David Fuller.

Selected Nonfiction:
Be Fierce by Gretchen Carlson; A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley (on which the film Lion was based); My Dead Parents by Anya Yurchyshyn; Wild and Precious Life by Deborah Ziegler; The Education of Will by Patricia McConnell; Grow Your Value by Mika Brzezinski; Finding Me by Michelle Knight; Home by Julie Andrews; Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom; Lucky Man and Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox; Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and all the Small Stuff books in the series) by Richard Carlson and Kristine Carlson; Life Strategies and Relationship Rescue by Dr. Phil McGraw; Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis; Still Waters by Art Garfunkel; Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson; Breaking Night by Liz Murray; The Undertaker's Daughter by Kate Mayfield; Make the Connection by Oprah Winfrey; One Chance by Paul Potts; Loudmouth by Craig Carton; No Woman, No Cry by Rita Marley; The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey as a Schizophrenic by Elyn Saks; My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life by Sissy Spacek; In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark; The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain; Everyday Blessings by Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn.

As an editor, Leslie has worked with the following authors:

Lucky Man by Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox's #1 New York Times bestsellers, Lucky Man, Always Looking Up, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future

"Leslie Wells served as editor for all three of my books: Lucky Man: A Memoir; Always Looking Up; and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future. An invaluable asset, Leslie offered encouragement, experience, intuition, and insight, helped me to find my voice as a writer and to access the same discipline and temperament that I depend on as an actor. She's a class act; I'm a Lucky Man to have worked with Leslie Wells, and I would encourage anyone else with the opportunity to do so too."

— Michael J. Fox, actor and author


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Stolen Beauty by Laurie Lico AlbaneseLaurie Lico Albanese's highly acclaimed historical novel of fin-de-siècle Vienna

A Long Way Home by Saroo BrierleySaroo Brierley's #1 international bestseller; the basis for award-winning film Lion

Be Fierce by Gretchen CarlsonGretchen Carlson launches her movement to stop sexual harassment and regain women's power

The Rest of Her Life by Laura MoriartyLaura Moriarty's compelling novel, a national bestseller

My Dead Parents by Anya YurchyshynA haunting memoir about family secrets, and one woman's journey to understand her parents

The Education of Will by Patricia McConnellPatricia McConnell's beautifully written, soul-searching memoir

Wild and Precious Life by Deborah ZieglerDeborah Ziegler's moving account of her daughter Brittany Maynard's last year of life

Killing Monica by Candace BushnellLipstick Jungle by Candace BushnellKilling Monica and Lipstick Jungle by New York Times bestselling author Candace Bushnell

Grow Your Value by Mika BrzezinskiThe new book by Mika Brzezinski, Cohost of MSNBC's Morning Joe and author of three New York Times bestsellers

Finding Me by Michelle Knight#1 New York Times bestseller Finding Me by Michelle Knight

Scared Scriptless by Alison SweeneyScared Scriptless by Alison Sweeney

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch AlbomMitch Albom's #1 New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, For One More Day, and Have A Little Faith

Lessons in Loss and Living by Dr. Michele ReissKatherine Howe's #2 New York Times fiction bestseller, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, and The House of Velvet and Glass

The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra KingThe Same Sweet Girls and Queen of Broken Hearts, Southern novels by Cassandra King

The Winter Rose by Jennifer DonnellyThe Winter Rose and The Wild Rose, historical novels by Jennifer Donnelly

Sweetsmoke by David FullerBarnes and Noble Discover Fiction Pick, Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson#1 New York Times bestselling Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (and all books in the series) by Richard Carlson

Relationship Rescue by Dr. Phil McGraw#1 New York Times bestsellers Life Strategies and Relationship Rescue by Dr. Phil McGraw

Home by Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews' #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Home

Breaking Night by Liz MurrayThe award-winning Breaking Night by Liz Murray, a New York Times bestseller and Editor's Choice

Scar Tissue by Anthony KiedisNew York Times bestseller Scar Tissue, memoir by Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers

Still Water by Art Garfunkel New York Times bestseller Still Water by Art Garfunkel

No Woman, No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley by Rita MarleyNo Woman, No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley by Rita Marley

Hickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons by Ben Fong TorresHickory Wind: The Life and Times of Gram Parsons by Ben Fong Torres

Driving Excellence by Mark AeschDriving Excellence by Mark Aesch

The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn SaksThe Center Cannot Hold, Elyn Saks' award-winning memoir about schizophrenia

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa ClarkIn the Kitchen with a Good Appetite and Cook This Now by New York Times columnist Melissa Clark

My Extraordinary, Ordinary Life by Sissy SpacekMy Extraordinary, Ordinary Life by Sissy Spacek

The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa FainThe Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain

Sweet Designs by Amy AtlasSweet Designs by Amy Atlas

Joy the Baker Cookbook by Joy WilsonJoy the Baker Cookbook by Joy Wilson

Buzz, A Memoir by Katherine EllisonBuzz, A Memoir by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Ellison

Lessons in Loss and Living by Dr. Michele ReissLessons in Loss and Living by Dr. Michele Reiss, Randy Pausch's therapist

--and many more.

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