Leslie Forsberg
Independent Writer & Editor
"Your writing is elegant, beautiful ... you truly are a master of words, and almost like a songwriter when you put them together. Unlike most writers, who just clump together a bunch of adjectives hoping the audience will get the picture, you so precisely construct a clear visual picture in the reader's head, it almost transports them to the spot you are writing about. When I read what you've written, I feel like I've read words ever-so-gently chosen, and then delicately pressed and formed together into what becomes a stunning sculpture." 
Nicole Meoli, Former Editor
Journey Magazine
An award-winning independent writer, editor and author,
I am a seasoned storyteller, a sculptor of words that reach out through the page to elicit an emotion or impel a reader to action. I use all the senses, and illuminate my stories with a sense of place.

My specialties? Soft adventure travel, slow foods and the natural world. I'm a contributor to numerous print publications with circulations ranging from 1 to 5 million per issue.

Inflight Magazines Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air edition
AAA Publications JourneyHome & Away and Via magazines
Online Publications AOL Travel
Tourism Publications  Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Washington State visitors' guides, as well as Seattle Meeting Planner Magazine.

Michelin USA West guidebook (co-author; Spring 2014)
Michelin Must-Sees Pacific Northwest guidebook (2013)
Wanderlust and Lipstick: Traveling with Kids (2009)

Contributing Editor, AOL Travel (2014)
Editor in Chief, Clipper Vacations and Coho magazines (2012-2013)
Editor in Chief, Washington State Ferries' Compass Magazine (2012) 
Development Editor, The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo (2007)
Managing Editor, Alaska Airlines Magazine (2001-2005)
Executive Editor, Sea Kayaker Magazine (1997-2000)

My Michelin Moment

Paris-based Michelin guidebooks are the industry gold standard. I'm the author of Michelin Must-Sees Pacific Northwest,  published April 2013.
SPJ Awards

3rd Place
"Time Travel"
Alaska Airlines Magazine

1st Place
"Fragile Beauty"
Alaska Airlines Magazine

3rd Place
 "Playing in Ashland"
Journey Magazine