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

The importance of research

I’ve spent most of this week sitting at my desk scribbling ideas about the who, what, when for a piece of fiction lurking in my brain. But, I can’t decide if it is linked stories or a full novel.  I think it takes place in Afghanistan, but maybe Iran, or…

The Song of the Lark celebrates 100 years

I am rereading my favorite Willa Cather novel, The Song of the Lark.  This is a novel about a young woman discovering herself and her talent; of learning how to become herself as an artist.  Thea Kronborg is an unusual person in her small Colorado town of Moonstone.  She has…

work in progress

“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.” Spectator 93, 16 June, 1711. I recently discovered this comment and it has helped me decide on my next project.  It will be something diverting, entertaining,…

 
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