Leslie Absher is a freelance writer living in Oakland, California, who writes about her life experiences. Her writing practice has led her into a deep sense of compassion for herself and the world. An essay about how she found out her father worked for the CIA was published by the LA Times and a second father/daughter essay was published on Ms. Magazine’s blog. This summer she will travel to Andros, Greece, to study with Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler as part of the Aegean Arts Circle Workshops.
Her most recent essay was published in Fiction Writer’s Review and describes meeting Richard Yates, author of Revolutionary Road, while she was a college waitress and he an author in the twilight of his career, and how this meeting influenced her development as a writer.