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.

Writer
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.

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

​Editor
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
2013

1st Place
"Fragile Beauty"
Alaska Airlines Magazine
2012

3rd Place
 "Playing in Ashland"
Journey Magazine 
2011