Leslie Browning is a TEDx speaker, publisher, and the award-winning author of twelve titles. In her writing, she explores the confluence of the natural landscape and the interior landscape. She holds a degree in Philosophy from the University of London and a degree in Psychology and Literature from Harvard University.
Over the last ten years of her career, she has served two terms on the Board of the Independent Book Publishers Association and is a Fellow with the International League of Conservation Writers. In 2011, she founded Homebound Publications and its divisions, which has gone on to become a leading independent publisher in the country.
She currently serves on the State of Connecticut’s Suicide Advisory Board and NAMI’s Lived Experience Committee, and is training through the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services foundation in Los Angeles to become a national Survivor of Suicide Attempt (SOSA) Group Facilitator.
A vagabond-turned-homesteader, Les’ seasonal basecamp is at Homebound Publications’ woodland retreat center in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts where she is solo homesteading 15-acres of raw land, in her own modern Walden.
I’m not only grateful for the time Leslie spent with me, but for her vulnerability and radical authenticity. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Leslie, and others like her, are doing great work in the world and someone, maybe you, needs to hear her voice and read her work.
- Drive Through the Night – 2022
- To Lose the Madness – 2018
- Wildness: Voices of the Sacred Landscape – 2016
- The Castoff Children – 2016
- Seasons of Contemplation – 2015
- In the Hands of the Immortal Weaver – 2015
- Vagabonds & Sundries – 2013
- The Nameless Man – 2013
- Ruminations at Twilight – 2012
- Oak Wise: Poetry Exploring an Ecological Faith – 2012
- Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity – 2012
- The Barren Plain – 2010
People mentioned in this episode:
- Louisa May Alcott
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Herman Hesse
- C. S. Lewis
- Theodore Richards
- Rainer Maria Rilke
- Henry David Thoreau
Other books mentioned in this episode:
- Anne of Green Gables – Lucy Maud Montgomery
- The Boxcar Children – Gertrude Chandler Warner
- Jim Harrison: Complete Poems – Jim Harrison
- Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman
- Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
- Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times – Katherine May
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