Lesley Klenk, PhD, a published author, blogger, and teacher of travel writing, has made her home primarily in Washington state with a few stints in the Northeast and the Heartland while earning advanced degrees in English.

Her writing meanders through the genres of literary fiction, travel writing, and creative non-fiction. You can read excerpts from her fiction, her travel writing blogs, and her creative non-fiction on her website, LesleyKlenkAuthor .

Klenk writes from Olympia, Washington with her golden retriever, Sibby, by her side. Her first novel, How Socrates Bravo Got His Name is available at major bookseller sites in ebook and in paperback. She is currently at work on her second novel.

Lesley is available for Author Talks in person and via Zoom for book groups, writing groups, and literary events. Her topics include: discussions of How Socrates Bravo Got His Name found its “home” in the Roaring Twenties in Alabama, the essential components of writing historical fiction, and becoming a travel writer through pure accident. Please contact her at: lesleydklenk@gmail.com if you are interested and want more information.