She's probably the most outgoing author that I have ever spoken to. You do not even have ask, and she's already your friend.
She is just that sweet. I found Leslie when she did a Take-Over on the Sweet Spot Sisterhood Facebook Page, during their one-year blogiversary. I immediately headed over to her reader group and joined. Since then, I get a healthy dose of book information, giveaways, and half naked men....
...yeah you read that right.
Not only is she the ULTIMATE AWESOME, My Little Pretties, but a KICK-@$$ Author!!
I hope you guys have as much fun as I did getting to know this amazing lady, and lover of Beck....
May 2nd, she has new book releasing that she co-wrote with Lex Martin called All About the D . I am excited to see how that story turns out, and I am even more excited to give you guys these 20 Questions with Leslie McAdam!
When is your birthday?
Where did you grow up?
Thousand Oaks, California.
Are you a morning person, or a night person?
What is it called when you barely sleep?
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
For almost a year it was my book cover for The Stars in the Sky with a shirtless Mitchell Wick and his pants undone, but I had to do a factory reset on my phone.
It’s currently a pretty picture of the customer service center at Tiffany’s on Rodeo Drive.
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times?
Moleskine notebook, old fountain pen, and iPhone
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex?
Wait, no abs.
But normally those are covered, so eyes.
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?
Besides my husband, Tom, which is the boring, but true answer?
Author Lex Martin, Photographer Cory Stierley, Publicist Heather Roberts, Artist Erin Remaley, Guru I mean Model Taylor Lotre. In any order. Or my brother if he’s in the same country.
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam?
What do you put on your pizza?
I normally just eat the cheese off the top.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
I don't really eat ice cream, but when I was a kid it was mint chip.
Do you eat your feelings, or starve them?
Eat them. See my book, The Ground Beneath Our Feet.
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure?
I don't believe in guilty pleasures. But a mindless pleasure? Fast N Loud, Sons of Anarchy, or The Fall.
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why?
Lumbersexual, if it could be filmed in Yosemite National Park, because that would be gorgeous. Also the hero has tattoos and the heroine is biracial and the actors would also be gorgeous.
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find?
Every book has multiple. For starters, they all have at least one Fifty Shades reference. Amelia is named Amelia after Jamie Dornan’s wife.
What is one thing that you have edited out of any of your books, that you wish you could put back in?
That hasn't happened. Normally when someone objects to a line that I really like, I delete it. I don't need to be hung up on specifics.
That said, I did delete a blow job scene (totally uncharacteristic of me), but I put it up on my website if you were curious.
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write?
The Ground Beneath Our Feet. I felt a lot of shame about writing about emotional eating, and I wanted to talk about it anyway. So it was painful to write, and took me months and months longer than the others.
Do you sing in the shower?
On occasion. Lately to Eminem.
Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one?
Lots are. In The Sun and the Moon, Amelia meets Ryan in a coffee shop. When I was in college, I walked into a coffee shop and saw my high school crush working there.
And the pop rocks blow job scene faded to black until I did the AHEM research.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
My mother’s chili relleno casserole.
Would you rather be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor?
Be alone for the rest of my life. I'm good company.
More From Leslie McAdam
What are you currently working on?
A series of books set in Spain. The first one is student-teacher.
What other plans do you have with your writing?
I'm getting my books done in audio. I’m going to put Lumbersexual in paperback. I’m writing a bunch of short stories. I’m also writing a nonfiction book.
When is you next book possibly going to release?
May 2, 2017. All About the D, with Lex Martin.
Check Out Her Books!
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Release Date: May 2, 2017
About Leslie McAdam
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves - even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it's Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She's unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she's not in the writing cave you'll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.
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