Author: Leslie Larson

Leslie comes to book publishing from both sides of the fence—both as a veteran editor and marketing copywriter, and as an author. She joined NAB in 2013. Her first job was with an independent press in London where, because the staff was so small, she got hands-on experience in all aspects of publishing. For many years she was senior writer and publications manager at the University of California Press. She has managed the communications programs and written copy for a number of nonprofits. Her two novels, Slipstream and Breaking Out of Bedlam, were published by Crown/Shaye Areheart Books and her work has appeared in Faultline, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Writer, Flaunt, The Women’s Review of Books, and More. She likes deadlines, untangling sentences, and finding the right word. When she isn’t reading, writing, or walking, she enjoys cooking and feasting on the produce she grows in her Berkeley backyard.

Our Day of Service 2017: Gardening at Urban Tilth

The staff of North Atlantic Books celebrated spring and our commitment to our community by spending at day working at Urban Tilth’s North Richmond Farm. Armed with shovels, hoes, clippers, and trowels, we weeded paths, broke beds and added compost in preparation for planting. We also trimmed garlic and planted hundreds of seeds. It was …continue

Visit Us at the Bay Area Book Festival!

The wildly popular Bay Area Book Festival returns to downtown Berkeley June 3–4 and once again North Atlantic Books will be a part of this exuberant spring celebration. We invite everyone to join us at Booth #140 on Allston Way from 10:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, where we’ll have a wide selection of …continue

Curing Diabetes Naturally

More than 25 million Americans contend with the management of Type 2 diabetes. Though for many years it was referred to as a lifelong chronic disease, recent studies have proven that, with the proper combination of diet and lifestyle choices, Type 2 diabetes can go into remission. There Is a Cure for Diabetes offers an …continue

Summer Vacation: The Many Adventures of Uwe Blesching

As part of our Summer Vacation Series, we caught up with Uwe Blesching, to share some of his travel philosophies. Blesching is the author of The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases, which combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from …continue

Summer Vacation: Liz Cunningham on the Beauty of Going it Alone

Many of our authors are seasoned travelers, spending months or even years abroad researching and writing their books, often in remote locations and often in close communion with the local inhabitants of those regions. Our Summer Vacation Series collects some of their thoughts, along with some tips to keep you grounded while you’re on the …continue

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What Editing Yoga Adjustments Taught Me About the Power of Touch

Yoga Adjustments: Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques, the third of Mark Stephens’s guides to teaching yoga, was the first that I had the pleasure of editing. Though I am not now and will never be a yoga teacher, I’m surprised by how much I, a perpetual beginner, learned while working on this book. Yoga Adjustments is …continue