cropped-cropped-Bosnia-Lr.jpgLesleyanne was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A retired veteran who served in Bosnia in 93/94, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA in History/Political Studies in 1988 and from Memorial University with a BA in English and Diploma in Creative Writing in 2008. Her short stories have won four times at the NL Arts and Letters Awards and three have been published. Her first novel, Braco, won the 2011 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, and in 2013, it was shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. Today she spends most of her time babysitting her sister’s dogs and traveling the world.

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  1. Satish

    I have read your several tour tales and reviews in Trafalgar website several years ago. I have known you as “Chack” hopefully I spelled it correctly. As I recall, you were lover of cats, retired early from Navy, paid off your mortgage and became a world traveler. You were a superb writer and your photos were outstanding. You were never in the photos that you posted in Trafalgar website. I still remember that you went to Copenhagen (Scandaniva tour) and you couldn’t see the Little Mermaid as it was moved to China Worldfair. You wrote that you will go to China in fall to see the Little Mermaid statue. I found it humorous, probably you were very upset.

    I and my wife have taken several tours with Trafalgar, Cosmos, Insight vacations & Gate 1 Travel. Now we are running out of countries in Europe to visit. I live in U.S.

    Lesleyanne, if you are not “Chack”, please ignore this message and accept my apology for writing you.

    1. lesleyanne Post author

      Hi Satish,

      Yes, you got most of that right. I was Chech on the Trafalgar board. 🙂

      And I actually got to see the Little Mermaid when I did the Norway tour (it started in Copenhagen). Wasn’t upset about missing it – it was pretty funny. I loved the irony that I was going to China four months later…but I never did see it at the Fair. The photo of the guy dressed up as a mermaid to stand in for the Little Mermaid is still one of my favourites.

      I pretty well saw most of Europe before I started spreading out. South America, Australia, South-east Asia, South Africa, Egypt are all great destinations. I’m off to Argentina again next month. This time to drive up through the central part of the country, dropping into Bolivia and ending at the Atacama. That one will be with Eldertreks.

      And I’m still a lover of cats. My two passed in 2014 at the ripe old age of 19.


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