About the Author
Leslie Schwartz is the author of two literary novels, Jumping the Green (Simon & Schuster, 1999), winner of the James Jones Literary Society Awardfor Best First Novel and Angels Crest (Doubleday, 2004). In addition to her novels, Schwartz has published short stories, articles, essays and book reviews in The Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, Teachers & Writers, Sonora Review, and the online journal Narratively Speaking. A past president of the board of directors for PEN USA, she has taught writing at UCLA Extension, the University of Iowa’s Summer Writing Festival, Vroman’s Ed, and Homeboy Industries. Schwartz lives in Los Angeles.