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  • Writer's pictureDonna Carbone

An interview with Leslie Rasmussen, Episode 022

Leslie A. Rasmussen is the award-winning author of the novel, After Happily Ever After and The Stories We Cannot Tell. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. She went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, Drew Carey, as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High. After leaving the business to raise her boys, she obtained a master’s degree in nutrition and ran her own business for ten years. Recently, she’s written over twenty essays for Huffington Post, and Maria Shriver, and spoken on panels discussing empowering women in midlife and other women's issues. You can also hear her on NPR talking about her latest book.


Leslie is a member of The Writers Guild of America, as well as Women In Film and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. In her free time, Leslie loves to read, exercise, and hang out with friends. She lives in Southern California and is married and has two sons. Leslie is hard at work on her next novel. 




Can you tell us about your novel?

Can you describe your Writing Process?

What advice do you have for writers?

Can you describe your television writing experience and talk about how similar or different it is to writing a novel?

What are you working on next?

What have you learned the hard way in terms of publishing and writing a book(s)?



Hope Gibbs, author of Where the Grass Grows Blue

Donna Norman-Carbone, author of All That is Sacred & Of Lies and Honey


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