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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Leslie Stella  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Leslie Stella has lived in both Cook and Lake County in Illinois. Her books are set in Chicago and include numerous historical, cultural and social references to the city and Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Writer Leslie Stella was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Marquette University before moving to Chicago and starting the zine, Lumpen for which she served as editor and co-publisher. Leslie edited the monthly magazine, which focused on culture and political commentary, from 1992 to 2000. Leslie Stella then moved on to writing novels, starting with ''Fat Bald Jeff.''

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