Leslie Nyman

About me

The Sound of Her Own Voice is the adventurous tale of a young Jewish woman who travels to the California Gold Rush. My interests include imagining, discovering and writing about the experiences of women who lived in more conservative, confined times. Women with spirit and intelligence participated in every adventure in history. I enjoy celebrating them.

From my website

How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I’ve Learned from Reading too Much, by Samantha Ellis – A Review

leslie nyman:I haven’t yet read this book, but it sounds right up my alley. Maybe it will appeal to you too. Originally posted on Austenprose - A Jane Austen Blog: From the desk of Jenny Haggerty: Those who don’t enjoy reading may assume it’s a solitary activity, and they’d be…

What’s Next?

The Sound of Her Own Voice was completed.  It had an arc of time through which characters grew and developed into their inevitable selves. During the entire process of researching and writing I fell upon new ideas for novels, questions about what it means to be an American, a Jewish…

paths not taken

Lena’s story, a young woman who finds herself in the diggings of the gold rush towns, came to it’s natural conclusion.  And as all good westerns must end, she rode into the sunset. What was next?  For me? for Lena?  Do I follow her to Sacramento or San Francisco? Do…

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