One of these days, I’m going to get an intern. If real life was anything like Sex and the City – one of the movies, that is, not the TV show – I would conduct interviews with smart, vivacious and quirky young people in a coffee shop, and then one of them would come to […]
Shameful, that’s what it is. Kids, I can honestly say that the last two months of my life have been the busiest of my life. But! I lived to tell the tale. (And tell it I will. But I just wanted to check in and say, OMFG, Rehab Run has been released!!) I wrote a […]
It has been quite a month in BarbraLand. Rehab Run is done, and if my sources are correct, it’s gone to print today! You’ll be able to get your hands on it at the end of November! And it means that I have to get cracking (see what I did there?) on book 3. I […]
Earlier today I left my apartment and stopped short at the elevator. For a minute, I was transported to childhood, back to the apartment my grandmother lived in when I was small. I could see and smell it as clearly as I could then. And I haven’t set foot in that place in 30 years […]
A couple of days ago, I finally got a chance to see Green Room, writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s fantastic follow-up to his cult favourite Blue Ruin. I do love me a good thriller/smart horror film. I missed it at Midnight Madness at TIFF a couple of years ago, and heard great things. And I’ve always liked […]
I know! I’m not sure of the exact release date — somewhere between November 14-end of the month, methinks. In case you forgot what the cover looks like, here it is! Now, go preorder it somewhere! Or remind your friendly local bookseller to pre-order!
This is Felix! Felix is from Helsinki! Felix is the adorable son of my old friend, the writer/broadcast journalist/stunning babe Katja Pantzar. Felix is in Estonia! I hope Felix’s parents didn’t let him read Cracked. It has bad words in it. But I’m glad to see him with it. Aren’t you?
It has come to my attention that there are people out there who think that writers have a glamorous lifestyle. And if not glamorous, then at least Serious, and Studious, and full of Deep Thoughts. I am here to tell you that this is not the case. Well, let me qualify that. I am sure […]
Hey! I was talking to myself. No one reading this could possibly be stupid. (And really, what an unfortunate word. I mean, I occasionally use it to refer to myself, or even sometimes in the context of describing a ‘creative’ meal I’ve thrown together when the cupboards are bare and I don’t feel like hauling […]
It all started in winter of 2016, when my great-niece Abigail Leslie was having a gander at her parents’ copy of Cracked. I stole this picture from her parents, and posted it on my Author Facebook page (www.facebook.com/barbra.leslie/). I let it be known that I would love to see other babies holding Cracked. Or […]