Jennifer Lamont Leo

About me

Jennifer Lamont Leo writes inspirational historical fiction set in the early 20th century. While seeking publication for her first novel, set in 1920s Chicago, she is hard at work on her second, set in 1930s Hollywood. Jennifer is represented by Ann Byle at Credo Communications. An Illinois native, she now lives and writes in the mountains of northern Idaho.

From my website

31 Days of Summer, Day 31: “Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer”

  Nat King Cole, whose real name was Nathaniel Adams Coles, was born in 1919 in Alabama and grew up in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, where his father was a Baptist minister and his mother, the church organist, taught him to play the keyboard.  He showed an early talent for music,…

31 Days of Summer, Day 29: A Motor Picnic

We’ve met Bettina before, from the 1917 book A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband, in which newlywed Bettina learns to cook and keep house for herself and her husband, Bob. (From A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband by Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron). In this excerpt,…

31 Days of a Sparkling Vintage Summer, Day 28: Take a Drive Into the Past

If the price of gas or the demands on your time are keeping you close to home this summer, hop in the car and take a driving tour of your own area. “Why would I want to drive around and look at the same old stuff that I see every…

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