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

Remembering the Eastland

  100 years ago this week, the Eastland excursion boat capsized in the Chicago River before it had even left the dock, killing 844 in one of the worst maritime disasters in American history. If I could have shifted my Chicago trip by a week, I would have loved to…

The World According to Grace Livingston Hill

So, from what I can tell, cool, hip, and sophisticated fiction readers detest Grace Livingston Hill. Her writing is “cheesy,” they say. “Saccharine.” “Formulaic.” “Goody Two-Shoes.” Well, for once I’m really, really glad that few people can ever accuse me of being cool, hip, or sophisticated. Because I’ve only recently…

Public outrage: It’s getting outrageous.

This post from Brooke McAlary at Slow Your Home resonated with me this morning. I’m not sure exactly when the societal shift took place, but nowadays it no longer seems possible to discuss opposing ideas without red-faced rage, acrimony, and ad hominem attacks. Ashamedly capable of a good rant myself,…

 
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