Leslie Conner says she became a writer because, honestly, she couldn’t do anything else. She tried her hand at many different careers–starting a pet sitting business, being an English professor, and in her younger days, bartending. “Even if my career path seems schizophrenic, at least my life isn’t boring,” she quips. The one thing that has remained a constant in her life is her interest in telling stories. A self-professed lover of “all things macabre,” she turned her attention to writing murder mysteries. And with her affinity for the supernatural, she couldn’t help throwing in a monster or two.

Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and you can find her flash fiction story “Murder 101” in The Bookends Review.

Devil’s Charm is her first novel.