Leslie Kain was always writing something when she was a kid – fantasies, poems, essays, plays, secret plans; culminating in running away across country at fifteen, never looking back. But in her careers (psychology, business, Government Intelligence, nonprofits), her writing was limited to nonfiction: professional, technical, research. Finally dabbling in fiction during spare moments above the clouds, her short stories found their way into literary journals and anthologies. She developed personal relationships with her characters, who relentlessly nagged her into longer stories. Her second novel, ‘Secrets In The Mirror’ is the first to be published; it has won multiple awards. She's currently writing its sequel. She earned degrees in psychology from Wellesley College and an MBA from Boston University, and leverages her education, training and experience in psychology to write dark stories of flawed people whose greatest barriers to happiness lie within them. Originally from “all over” the U.S. (although a piece of her heart remains in Boston), she now resides in Mexico with her husband and 16-year-old cat Sheba.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Finalist, in Family Saga category, by American Fiction Awards; Finalist, in both "New (Debut) Fiction" and "Fiction-General" categories

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