Interview with Lisa Braxton and Leslie Lehr


Season 1: Episode 7


IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S FICTION DAY ON JUNE 8, 2021 We connected from our homes to do this virtual interview with two amazing Women’s Fiction writers.  For those who have difficulty hearing the video or audio podcast, you can download a transcript below.

About This Podcast

This is the second of my back-to-back double-author interviews in celebration of Women’s Fiction Day. We are focusing on the diversity of stories that make up Women’s Fiction. A reminder that Women’s Fiction Day is June 8, 2021.

The Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association is planning an entire day of events, getting to know authors, some great deals on books and some nice giveaway prizes. To learn more, check out the link to the WFWA. I also have a full page of information on my website at:

Let me introduce you to the two women I’ll be talking with today.

LISA BRAXTON is an essayist, short story writer, and novelist. Her debut novel, The Talking Drum, was released in May 2020. Barely out a year, it has been racking up awards as well. In 2020 she won the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Award and the National Association of Black Journalists Outstanding Literary Award. Already in 2021 she has been awarded the Independent Publishers Gold Medal for Urban Fiction. You can learn more about Lisa and her books at

LESLIE LEHR is a seasoned writer and essayists. Her women’s fiction includes both fiction and nonfiction. Her critically acclaimed non-fiction book, A Boob’s Life, is currently being developed for a comedy series on HBO. Her novels include: What A Mother Knows, Life Goes On, and 66 Laps. Leslie has also worked in film production and has taught for ten years at the Writers Program at UCLA. You can learn more about Leslie’s career and her books at

Women's Fiction books by Lisa Braxton and Leslie Lehr