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Dark, funny, snarky, seventeen-year-old
Becca struggles to cope with mental illness in
My Friends Are All Strange.

My Friends Are All Strange

Contemporary Young Adult
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Release Date: Original release: Tuesday, 10/18/16
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Ebook ISBN13: 978-1-53728-581-8
Imprint: StoryRhyme.com Publishing

The reviews are in…

"The beginning of the story gave me the feeling of It's Kind of a Funny Story, and then TFIOS. I highly recommend this book for YA fans."

"Becca’s wit is sharp and incisive, and if you’ve ever felt like you’re on the outside looking in, you’ll appreciate it as much as I did. And really, this is a book about healing, about accepting one’s weaknesses and treasuring our own uniqueness."

"Teen emotional problems and mental disorders are portrayed with a tremendous amount of skill ... in this believable, realistic, and memorable storyline."

"Lesh creates characters who could be sitting in my classrooms--and I appreciate her for giving me these insights and expanding my "looking at things through someone else's shoes" empathy. A beautiful book, both for its content and design."

Right now I'm living at Brookside, a place for people like me. I've met a kitty girl, a brooding beautiful boy, one who can't be touched, and others. My new friends. Strange people. People like me.

I've always been different, but lately, more so. My hands sometimes don't seem to be attached to the rest of me. I cut up all of my clothes. I'm hot, so hot, all of the time. If I sleep, a wizard haunts every dream. I don't sleep. Sometimes I want to run, but where do you run to when you're trying to escape your own mind? I don't know if I'll ever be the same. I'm smart. I'm nice, sometimes. I just want to be normal(ish). But, right now, my friends are all strange... Like me.

Dark, funny, snarky, seventeen-year-old Becca struggles to cope with mental illness in My Friends Are All Strange, the gripping contemporary young adult companion novel to Normalish.

Today isn't normal.
Just ask Becca.
She’d want you to know.

The Best Juvenile Fiction Book of the Year!

Mr. Katz is a Zombie:
Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB
Book of the Year Gold Award
for Juvenile Fiction

Fifteen-year-old Stacy questions the strange
world of high school, love, her role in a
harsh universe, and life, in Normalish.


Contemporary Young Adult
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Release Date: Original release: Friday, 10/5/12
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Ebook ISBN13: 978-0-69240-299-3
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"Everything about this story was handled so well--the characters, the dialogue, the emotions (from happy to sad to numb), the pacing, the drama, the relationships, the ending, and everything else I'm forgetting--all of it was well-balanced and felt so right…"

"This heartfelt story will tug at your heartstrings and reach down into your soul like a familiar friend…"

"I love the "voice" of Stacy and the pacing was just right... A HS freshman wise beyond her years, witty, funny, and... Normalish."

"If you liked Perks of Being a Wall Flower, you'll love this…"

"This book reminds you that being a teen is not easy, it also shows you that with the right friends and environment teens can become wonderful people, not defined by a stereotype or a letter, but by their own intelligence and understanding…"

People tell you high school's so great and wonderful, but they're lying. It's mostly horrible and full of disappointment. It sucks. Your best friend abandons you. The jerk you're in love with pretends to be into you, and then the big dump. The boy you've really clicked with as a friend decides to go all crushy over you, so you break his heart just like yours was -- smashed into little pieces. Your sister goes mental, and you get involved with a guy who’s even crazier than she is (who you know is a very bad idea, but you do it anyway). Math only adds another stink of failure to the whole thing.

High school blows.
Just ask freshman Stacy.
She’d want you to know.

A well-intentioned but clueless romantic
is determined to find love for her lonely
neighbor over her exasperated husband’s objections.

Finding A Man For Sylvia

Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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Release Date: Original release: Friday, 11/23/12
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Ebook ISBN13: 978-0-69240-663-2
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"I love when a book can make me laugh, and that is what this book did, almost from the very start…"

"I absolutely love the world that Margaret Lesh has created in "Finding a Man for Sylvia." I wish I could dive into the book (and I did--I couldn't put it down) and have the heroine, Julia Hawthorne-Florez, pour a margarita or two for me and then find a match for me! I'd move to LA in a minute. Julia is truly a heroic character, in the way that women see other women as heroines for their depth of character, perception, and fun…"

"A good well written story of love and how it can find you in the most unusual ways. How unusual people can find love when you think it can never work. Delightful read with quirky tones, keeping it light and fast paced…"

"Good, sassy chick-lit with a funny, romantic vibe. Excellent choice; romance is back with hilarious panache! Highly recommend…"

"A really lovable protagonist and a cast of amusing characters made me want to eke this book out to myself in small doses, so as to make it last as long a possible..."

Julia Hawthorne-Florez has the best of intentions, and everyone knows what the road to Hell is paved with. Her husband Javier accuses her of playing God with people's lives, but Julia is simply a fool for love. (Or maybe just a fool?)

When lonely Sylvia moves in across the street, Julia is determined to find her match. But, of course, there are obstacles. Javier, for one, who's forbidden any further matchmaking attempts on his well-intentioned wife’s part. And there’s the little matter of Sylvia being in love with a man who's taken a vow of celibacy.

Julia schemes; the hamster wheel in her head spins furiously. Handsome Ted is Julia’s first choice. Except shy Ted happens to be interested in Julia's best friend, certified dominatrix Lisa. And so it goes. Julia spins her web; Javier laughs at her. But Julia always gets the last laugh in this Latin-infused contemporary romantic comedy.

A two-time breast cancer survivor over-shares…

Let Me Get This Off My Chest

Memoir, Non Fiction

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Release Date: Saturday, 7/15/13
Print Editon (paperback) Price: $8.99
Ebook Price: $3.99
Ebook ISBN13: 978-0-61581-251-9
Imprint: StoryRhyme.com Publishing

The reviews are in…

"Every woman must read this book…"

"I loved the narrator. She was hilarious and kind and just perfect. She sounds like the kind of person I want to be or I want my kids to be…"

"Hilarious and heartfelt — this series of essays follows the journey of a two-time breast cancer survivor. Brave, funny, and bold, this honest account will have you laughing and crying." — BookBub, October 30 2013

"…humorous and tip-filled… Lesh is faced with a recurrence that brings twofold challenges and options. Sometimes all one needs is a chat with someone who has been there and done that—twice! Based on Lesh's blog posts, this book is a solid fit for patient health collections." — Library Journal, September 2013

"The book's themes are very universally applicable. Anyone whose life has been touched by illness, injury, loss can relate to it without that exhausting feeling of being emotionally dragged back through the hard time…"

"The tips that she ends each chapter with are super-informative. I would call it a sort of "Breast Reconstruction for Dummies" except that Lesh's sweet, sincere, funny, yet somehow quite private personality imbues the book with a real sense of intimacy, like she is telling secrets over the dinner table..."

"There is no gunk here, except the gunk left behind by surgical tape, no filler except the saline in the post-mastectomy frankenboobs. The author chose to organize the book in a VERY useful, entertaining way…"

"It"s the inclusion of numerous practical tips that earns the book a fifth star. I found myself wishing I'd read it before my mother's two bouts with breast cancer, as I would have been far better informed about the experiential aspects of the illness and its implications. A heartily recommended, easy read for anyone with breast cancer or anyone who cares about someone with breast cancer…"

Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments—Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt collection of essays, anecdotes, and life lessons from the perspective of a two-time breast cancer survivor. She’ll tell you when it’s okay to play the cancer card, what you should take to the hospital, and gives suggestions on how to cope in those dark moments of the soul. With practical tips sprinkled throughout, Let Me Get This Off My Chest explores how breast cancer changed her outlook on life, offering honest insights, humor, and sensitivity as she looks for the silver lining in a not-so-great situation. Whether you are a woman diagnosed with breast cancer or whether you know someone with breast cancer, this book was written for you.