Leah DeCesare

Personal Reflections

If you had the power …

If you had the power to make everyone read one book, which book would you choose? Why? I think I’d have to pick TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by the esteemed Harper Lee. I’m certainly not the only one for whom this book tops my “best books ever” list, but when…

Book Expo 2017

Book Expo in NYC is like the Super Bowl of the book industry – the “big event.” This year was my first attending and it was fantastic. My favorite part was meeting book bloggers, reviewers and authors, librarians, booksellers and publicists – many of whom I have only known via…

The Muse and the Marketplace

One of my favorite weekends of the year is GrubStreet’s The Muse and the Marketplace. Celebrating 20 years since the founding of GrubStreet, Muse 2017 had an extra layer of special this year but delivered on the perennial aspects that make it a standout conference. Each year, I can count…

Listen To Your Mother #LTYM

I am thrilled to share my reading, I’m Ready, in this year’s Providence Listen to Your Mother show. Let me know your thoughts, as always, I would love to hear from you. It was a privilege to be a part of the LTYM community across the country and across the…