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, author and photographer...

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. My specialties? soft adventure travel, slow foods and natural places. I illuminate my stories with a sense of place.

My writing appears in numerous print publications with circulations ranging from 1 to 5 million per issue. Among my current clients:


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)

Clipper Vacations Magazine (2012-2013)
Coho Magazine (2012-2013)
Compass Magazine (2012)
The Essential Guide for Women Traveling Solo (2007)
Alaska Airlines Magazine (2001-2005)
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
December 2012

1st Place
"Fragile Beauty"
Alaska Airlines Magazine
May 2011

3rd Place
 "Playing in Ashland"
Journey Magazine 
May 2010
What's New

My latest project?
Copy editing for AOL Travel: MapQuest Game Day Guides for stadiums around the country