Leslie Gray Streeter

Looking for my book? Find it in the official “Lockdown Literature” section of San Francisco’s The Booksmith, featuring me and other authors with the great timing to release our books into a pandemic! (Support your local booksellers, too.)

Check out the dates on my virtual book tour, event and news from my office in my bedroom in the “Who is Leslie Gray Streeter” section. And stay safe. You are loved.

Hey! I’m Leslie Gray Streeter! I’m a writer! My book “Black Widow: A Sad-Funny Journey Through Grief for People Who Normally Avoid Books With Words Like ‘Journey’ in the Title” comes out March 10, 2020! I  like snackfoods! Too much! Get to know me!

Check out this nice things some nice people said about me!

“Black Widow is a very special one of a kind book, a wonderfully touching love story that will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page. Even more outstanding is Leslie Gray Streeter’s voice. You won’t soon forget Black Widow.” –James Patterson

“I can only marvel at Leslie Streeter’s resilience,
humor and candor. Black Widow is a funny, heartwarming read about one of the worst things that can happen to a person. We should all be this grounded in our day-to-day lives.” –Laura Lippman

“Tender, clever and endearing, this story of love and loss will have you alternating between laughter and tears. Leslie’s mix of break-it-down humor and heartbreaking truth makes this book playful and deep in all the right places.” –Tembi Locke, author of From Scratch

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Stuff Leslie’s written

Watch Leslie’s appearance on “CBS Sunday Morning!”

Leslie’s written for publications like The Palm Beach Post, Modern Loss, The Sweet Midlife With Lynne and Leslie, and New Musical Express,  and has been featured on Huffington Post, FoxNews.com, in The Miami Herald, The New York Times and other sites.  She’s a playwright, whose goofy-smart Christmas play “The Gift of the Mad Guy,” has been featured by Annapolis, Md.’s Building Better People Productions and others. She is also a contributing editor for Modern Loss. “Black Widow,” her first book, a memoir about her widowhood,  was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown and Company. It’s a whole thing. Read all about it.

Who’s Leslie Gray Streeter?

Born in hood-adjacent Baltimore City, Leslie is a University of Maryland College Park graduate, a veteran journalist and someone always looking for new ways to tell stories, both her own and those in her communities. She also really likes vegan cheese, because she’s a now a vegan and can’t eat real cheese anymore. But she’s mostly cool with it.

Leslie has a lot of upcoming appearances and such, some open to the public, others just cool things she wants you to know about:

PRESENTING…THE “A BLACK WIDOW STUMBLES INTO A VIRTUAL PANEL” TOUR

April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM: “Can Tragedy Be Comedy?” A BookCon virtual panel with author Jason Adam Katzenstein and moderator/journalist Jordannah Elizabeth. https://www.facebook.com/bookcon

April 30, 2020, 6-8 PM: Serenity Virtual Bookclub, with my friends at Serenity Garden Teahouse (I LOVE THEM SO MUCH PLEASE ORDER THEIR TEA SERVICE AND GET YOU SOME SCONES.) https://www.facebook.com/events/651567972309877/

May 1, 2020, 3 PM: Instagram Live Takeover with Jennifer Steinhauer: I take over Little, Brown’s Instagram while Jennifer, author of “The Firsts,” takes over Algonquin’s and we talk about each other’s books and such (link to come.)

May 2, 2020, 6 PM: Les Bleus Literary Salon virtual reading (I have always wanted to be invited to be part of a salon and pronounce it “Sah-lahn” like fancy people.) https://www.instagram.com/lesbleusliterarysalon/

May 10, 2020, 10 PM: “Tell Me Everything” with John Fugelsang on SiriusXM Channel 121https://www.facebook.com/TMEJF/

Blog

The Derek Jeter conundrum: Is it OK that almost everyone – but not everyone – likes you?

I meant to write something on Tuesday, but waiting gave me something really good to write about – not that it’s not usually good. But this is gooood. It’s about Derek Jeter getting into Cooperstown almost unanimously. This means that everybody but one voter was enthusiastic about the former Yankee being voted into the Hall …

Don Imus’ death is a reminder that Black Girl Magic includes levitating above foolishness

It’s almost Biblical- whenever two or more Black women, particularly professional ones, are gathered, there is a story about how some idiot assumed them to be the help. Or the intern. Or led with a comment about their hair, body, ethnicity or gender in a conversation that was supposed to be about their career or …

Who’s Leslie Gray Streeter?

Born in hood-adjacent Baltimore City, Leslie is a University of Maryland College Park graduate, a veteran journalist and someone always looking for new ways to tell stories, both her own and those in her communities. She also really likes vegan cheese, because she’s a now a vegan and can’t eat real cheese anymore. But she’s mostly cool with it.

Leslie has a lot of upcoming appearances and such, some open to the public, others just cool things she wants you to know about:

PRESENTING…THE “A BLACK WIDOW STUMBLES INTO A VIRTUAL PANEL” TOUR

April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM: “Can Tragedy Be Comedy?” A BookCon virtual panel with author Jason Adam Katzenstein and moderator/journalist Jordannah Elizabeth. https://www.facebook.com/bookcon

April 30, 2020, 6-8 PM: Serenity Virtual Bookclub, with my friends at Serenity Garden Teahouse (I LOVE THEM SO MUCH PLEASE ORDER THEIR TEA SERVICE AND GET YOU SOME SCONES.) https://www.facebook.com/events/651567972309877/

May 1, 2020, 3 PM: Instagram Live Takeover with Jennifer Steinhauer: I take over Little, Brown’s Instagram while Jennifer, author of “The Firsts,” takes over Algonquin’s and we talk about each other’s books and such (link to come.)

May 2, 2020, 6 PM: Les Bleus Literary Salon virtual reading (I have always wanted to be invited to be part of a salon and pronounce it “Sah-lahn” like fancy people.) https://www.instagram.com/lesbleusliterarysalon/

May 10, 2020, 10 PM: “Tell Me Everything” with John Fugelsang on SiriusXM Channel 121https://www.facebook.com/TMEJF/