About Leslie


Multi-award-winning suspense author Leslie Marshman is (finally) putting her psychology degree to good use, getting inside the heads of her characters and figuring out what makes them tick. She writes novels that feature kick-ass heroines, the heroes who love them, and the bad guys who fear them.

Leslie called Denver home until she married a Texan without reading the fine print.  Now she lives halfway between Houston and Galveston and has learned to embrace the humidity. Her household includes two miniature poodles named Harley and Davidson, and a three-legged box turtle named Stumpy. If she’s not at her computer making things up, you’ll probably find her camping at a lake, a fishing pole in one hand and a book in the other.

A member of the Houston Bay Area, West Houston and Northwest Houston chapters of Romance Writers of America as well as Kiss of Death and the Golden Network, she is newsletter editor for the Houston Bay Area chapter and was contest coordinator for their popular Judge A Book By Its Cover contest for fourteen years.

Her manuscript Goode Over Evil was a 2018 Golden Heart finalist; won First Place in the 2018 Emily in Romantic Suspense; won the 2018 Emily Best of the Best; took First Place in the 2017 Molly in Romantic Suspense; won First Place in the 2017 Orange Rose in Romantic Suspense; won the 2017 Charlotte for First Place Overall in the Orange Rose and took second place in the 2018 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense – Single Title.