Interview with Leslie Lutz

interview with leslie lutz

interview with leslie lutz

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Interview with Leslie Lutz

It’s always a treat to bring on a debut author. To experience the journey with them for the first time is really quite cool. Debut author Leslie Lutz penned a great debut novel “Fractured Tide”, so when we had the chance to talk to her, we jumped. Here is Leslie in her own words:

I started writing FRACTURED TIDE while I was taking an advanced open water scuba class out in Clearsprings Lake near Dallas. Our group dove in this uberscary area of the lake called The Silo, which is not much more than a sixty-foot-deep muddy sinkhole where light can’t reach. It was terrifying. After that, I got the chance to dive off the coast of Key Largo on this monster wreck called the Speigel Grove. This time I got clear water, coral-encrusted railings, and schools of snapper. That wreck is beautiful, but it’s also a little creepy down there. The 90-foot depth keeps the place in perpetual twilight, and the empty hallways of the ship feel haunted. Those experiences got inside my head, and over the last three years, I wrote a book. For the record, there are no recorded sightings of sea monsters on the Speigel Grove (yet).

My short fiction and poetry has been published in several journals, including Orca Literary Journal, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Typishly, The Lyric, and Raintown Review. I won the 2018 Frisco First Chapter Contest for FRACTURED TIDE, which gave me enough confidence to pitch the novel to Amy Bishop, an agent with Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret. She said yes, and I’ve been celebrating ever since.

Interview with Leslie Lutz

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