All About Leslie

Leslie Kelly used to say she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up, but then she discovered Nancy Drew books. Being a flashlight-under-the-covers-nose-in-book reader throughout her childhood, she couldn't think of anything else she'd rather do as an adult than continue to lose herself in fictional stories. Her real life marriage of 27 years to the man of her dreams is a constant reinforcement that happily-ever-afters really can happen--and that they're worth writing about. Living in Maryland, Leslie spends her non-writing time laughing a lot with the above-mentioned romance hero and their three daughters. Though an author of more than forty sexy, contemporary comedies, she also has a secret life as the writer of dark romantic suspense under the pseudonym Leslie Parrish and futuristic thrillers as Leslie A. Smith. Can you say split personality?

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Posted by Leslie at Jan 1, 2014 6:00 am

The winner of our huge “Goodbye from the Plotmonkeys Jungle Madness Friday” contest, chosen at random from Rafflecopter, is: Renee Elden!  Congratulations Renee! Please contact Leslie at lkellyauthormail @ gmail . com (no spaces) with your contact information so she can get your Kindle mailed out to you. Hope you enjoy your new Kindle Fire […]


The Final Plotmonkeys Jungle Madness Giveaway!

Posted by Leslie at Dec 27, 2013 6:00 am

Okay, we’ve come to the final Friday of! As a special going-away prize, the four of us have chipped in together to offer a Kindle Fire HD to one lucky winner!  In order to enter, you have to “like” all four of our Facebook pages. Then a winner will be drawn at random and […]


Leslie Says Adieu

Posted by Leslie at Dec 24, 2013 6:00 am

Wow, can’t believe we’ve come down to my final blog day. This is so tough. Plotmonkeys has been a part of my daily routine for so many years now. While I can’t deny I’d begun to feel pretty stale since I was always looking at the clock Monday night wondering what on earth to write […]


Posted by Leslie at Dec 15, 2013 6:00 am

The winner of Friday’s Jungle Madness contest is: KRIS! Comment # 96 Congratulations Kris! Please drop me a note––and let me know whether you want an Amazon or BN card. Is it snowing where you are? It sure has been here–and it’s beautiful. Bug my little tiny dogs feel kinda like this…


Jungle Madness Friday…And Some News

Posted by Leslie at Dec 13, 2013 6:00 am

Okay, first the easy part–it’s Friday! YAY! You know what that means in the jungle. Just leave a comment and you’re entered for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card to Amazon or! Check back Sunday to see if you’e won!  Now…the hard part.  This is a really tough post to write. It […]

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