The Leshne Agency

The Leshne Agency A full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our authors, artists and entertainers.
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THE LESHNE AGENCY is a full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our clients over the course of their careers. We represent a select and growing number of writers, artists, and entertainers interested in building their brands, audience platforms, and developing long-term relationships via all forms of traditional and social media. We take a deeply personal approach by working closely with our clients to develop their best ideas for maximum impact and reach across print, digital and other formats, providing hands-on guidance and networking for lasting success. LISA LESHNE has been in the media & entertainment business for over 25 years. Lisa’s previous experience spans the broadest range of the industry. In 1991, she co-founded The Prague Post, the largest English-language newspaper in Central Europe, along with its book division and website, PraguePost.com. Lisa worked in Prague as the newspaper's Publisher for almost a decade. In 1999, she moved to Manhattan to work in strategy and business development for Dow Jones, and was Executive Director, International, for WSJ.com, the Wall Street Journal Online, responsible for digital business operations in Europe and Asia, overseeing advertising, marketing, and circulation. Lisa also served as VP, Strategy and Business Development, for Ink2, an industry leader in the print-on-demand industry and the owner of Cardstore.com. Lisa worked for a year after 9/11 at the New York City Partnership's Financial Recovery Fund, evaluating grant applications and providing strategic advice to small businesses destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks. She previously worked for Accenture (Andersen Consulting) as a Senior Consultant in the Entertainment & Media Group. Prior to founding The Leshne Agency in 2011, she was a literary agent at LJK Literary. Lisa has a BA degree in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Literary Specialties: I am most interested in narrative and prescriptive non-fiction, especially on sports, wellness, business, political and parenting topics. I love memoirs that transport the reader into another person’s head and give a voyeuristic view of another person's extraordinary experiences. I enjoy literary and commercial fiction and some young adult and middle-grade books that take the reader on a journey and are just plain fun to read. Talent Management: I manage a select number of my literary and entertainment clients, advising them over the course of their careers. More at www.leshneagency.com

Mission: THE LESHNE AGENCY is a full-service literary and talent management agency committed to the success of our clients over the course of their careers. We represent a select and growing number of writers, artists, and entertainers interested in building their brands, audience platforms, and developing long-term relationships via all forms of traditional and social media. We take a deeply personal approach by working closely with our clients to develop their best ideas for maximum impact and reach across print, digital and other formats, providing hands-on guidance and networking for lasting success.

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04/16/2019

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NYT Bestselling author AJ Mendez @theajmendez will be doing a book signing of CRAZY IS MY SUPERPOWER along with a meet &...
04/15/2019
NAMI GALA | 2019 - Children's Mental Health | Voices Found in Discovery & Recovery

NYT Bestselling author AJ Mendez @theajmendez will be doing a book signing of CRAZY IS MY SUPERPOWER along with a meet & greet in CHICAGO on May 4th at the Michigan Shores Club. She's being honored as a special guest speaker at the NAMI Gala for Children's Mental Health. More information about both the gala and the book singing at the link. #crazyismysuperpower Go AJ!

Children's Mental Health | Voices Found in Discovery & Recovery Children's mental health has come to the forefront over the past 10 years with childhood suicide rates on the rise. There needs to be a stand against this epidemic! Now is the time for all of us to stand together and take action ag

The Leshne Agency is proud to announce that Hachette Book Group will be publishing ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: Donald T...
02/19/2019
All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator

The Leshne Agency is proud to announce that Hachette Book Group will be publishing ALL THE PRESIDENT’S WOMEN: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, by veteran investigative reporter and editor Barry Levine, and Paris-based journalist and author of GOD AND COUNTRY, Monique El-Faizy. The book will be an extensive new look at Donald Trump and his relationship with women, revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct, exploring the roots of his alleged predatory behavior with women, and looking at how Trump’s presidency has helped catalyze the #MeToo movement. You’ll have to wait to read it until October 2019, but it’s available for pre-order at all the usual suspects that sell books now, including: https://smile.amazon.com/All-Presidents-Women-Donald-Predator/dp/0316492663/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1550619126&sr=1-1&keywords=barry+levine+All+the+president%27s 📚 @leshneagency

Based on groundbreaking original reporting, an extensive new look at Donald Trump's relationships with women, revealing new accusations of sexual misconduct, exploring the roots of his alleged predatory behavior, and illustrating how Trump's presidency has helped catalyze the #MeToo movement and ...

Congratulations to author Julissa Arce for receiving a starred review for SOMEONE LIKE ME on Booklist! #Like today’s D...
12/06/2018

Congratulations to author Julissa Arce for receiving a starred review for SOMEONE LIKE ME on Booklist! #Like today’s DREAMers, she makes her appreciation of her heritage clear, along with her gratitude for all of the advantages in the U.S. Offering young people a clear autobiographical viewpoint of a controversial issue, this is a must for all collections." Julissa Arce Raya Little, Brown Books for Young Readers #SomeoneLikeMeCan
https://www.booklistonline.com/Someone-like-Me-How-One-Undocumented-Girl-Fought-for-Her-American-Dream-Julissa-Arce/pid=9710065

Author Jesse Itzler’s latest venture is featured in Outside Magazine. His NYT and #1 LA Times bestselling LIVING WITH ...
12/05/2018
Jesse Itzler's Everest-Sized Hike Will Change Your Life

Author Jesse Itzler’s latest venture is featured in Outside Magazine. His NYT and #1 LA Times bestselling LIVING WITH A SEAL and LIVING WITH THE MONKS make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!!!

The former white-boy rapper and mega-successful serial entrepreneur has become a bestselling wellness author and Tony Robbins-style life coach. His latest venture, a highly social weekend of walking up mountains until you drop, called 29029, is pitched as a new breed of restorative endurance event.....

Congratulations author Mina Samuels on your new book deal for RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, In...
11/02/2018

Congratulations author Mina Samuels on your new book deal for RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes, the follow-up to your hugely successful RUN LIKE A GIRL: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives. #ComingJune2019 #runlikeagirl #likeagirl @minasamuels Lisa Leshne

Oh happy day! Wonderful new book deal on behalf of author Deborah Copaken for LADYPARTS with Random House.  @dcopaken #L...
10/23/2018

Oh happy day! Wonderful new book deal on behalf of author Deborah Copaken for LADYPARTS with Random House. @dcopaken #LADYPARTS

“An honest and heartfelt story of survival. “ Thank you Kirkus Reviews for the spot-on description and endorsement o...
10/02/2018
SOMEONE LIKE ME by Julissa Arce | Kirkus Reviews

“An honest and heartfelt story of survival. “ Thank you Kirkus Reviews for the spot-on description and endorsement of Julissa Arce’s SOMEONE LIKE ME. For Ages 10 and up! #SomeoneLikeMe

Arce, whose My (Underground) American Dream (2017) recounted for adults her story of hope and hard work in the face of obstacles, turns to a younger audience in an adaptation for young readers.

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09/13/2018

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Julissa Arce’s new memoir is geared towards readers age 10 and older. My 13-year-old couldn’t put it down and procla...
09/13/2018
Why Immigration Activist Julissa Arce Adapted Her Memoir For Young Readers

Julissa Arce’s new memoir is geared towards readers age 10 and older. My 13-year-old couldn’t put it down and proclaimed it one of the best books she’s ever read. Bustle agrees! #SomeoneLikeMe @julissaarce Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Julissa Arce doesn’t remember reading a single book in middle school with a protagonist who was someone like her: a Latina immigrant living in the United States. That’s one of the reasons Arce — social justice advocate, cofounder and chairman of the…

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09/13/2018

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08/17/2018

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Congratulations to Heather Cabot on her book deal for THE NEW CHARDONNAY: How Marijuana Went Mainstream. Excited to work...
08/17/2018

Congratulations to Heather Cabot on her book deal for THE NEW CHARDONNAY: How Marijuana Went Mainstream. Excited to work with editor Talia Krohn at Crown Publishing Group!

🎉🎊Launch party for #LivingWithTheMonks a big success! 👊🏽🙏🏽Great job Jesse Itzler! @jesseitzler ‪@Dee...
05/31/2018

🎉🎊Launch party for #LivingWithTheMonks a big success! 👊🏽🙏🏽Great job Jesse Itzler! @jesseitzler ‪@DeeDeeDeBartlo @MosheSchulman ‬@centerstreet @hachettebooks 📚📚📚

👊🏽📚Happy Pub date to Jesse Itzler for LIVING WITH THE MONKS, the follow-up to your NYT bestselling book, LIVING...
05/29/2018
Living With The Monks - New York Launch

👊🏽📚Happy Pub date to Jesse Itzler for LIVING WITH THE MONKS, the follow-up to your NYT bestselling book, LIVING WITH A SEAL. Official book party is tomorrow (Wed) night at 7 pm, WeWork E. 57th St. Link below to sign up. #livingwiththemonks #jesseitzler Jesse Itzler @jesseitzler
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-with-the-monks-new-york-launch-tickets-46305494982?aff=es2

Your ticket includes : A keynote by Jesse Itzler A signed hard-copy of Living with the Monks Refreshments & More! Jesse Itzler, whose bestselling book Living With A SEAL took readers along on his journey to extreme physical fitness, takes us on his surprising (and surreal) trip to enlightenment in h...

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Back to the 80’s with the ladies of The Leshne Agency! @leshneagency @rosieOR #prom #50thBirthday
04/18/2018

Back to the 80’s with the ladies of The Leshne Agency! @leshneagency @rosieOR #prom #50thBirthday

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to national bestselling author @JulissaArce for giving birth to her second book, SOMEONE L...
04/13/2018

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to national bestselling author @JulissaArce for giving birth to her second book, SOMEONE LIKE ME, and marrying the man of her dreams in her hometown of Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico last weekend. The book, subtitled, “How One Undocumented Girl Fought for her American Dream” is for ages 10 & up and is available for pre-order now! Thanks Nikki Garcia and Little, Brown and Company😀💜😀 #lunamaynyc

"Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled—SHORT, N...
04/04/2018

"Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I’ve been labeled—SHORT, NERDY, SKINNY, WEAK, IMPULSIVE, UGLY, TOMBOY, POOR, REBEL, LOUD, FREAK, CRAZY—turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn’t become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them."
- AJ Mendez
Congratulations @theAJMendez on the birth of your paperback book baby ON SALE NOW!!! #CrazyIsMySuperpower💜

Congrats to @theajmendez on the paperback release of your wise & witty @NYT bestselling memoir, #CrazyIsMySuperpower! On...
03/29/2018

Congrats to @theajmendez on the paperback release of your wise & witty @NYT bestselling memoir, #CrazyIsMySuperpower! On sale 4/3, available for pre-order NOW!

@leshneagency will be at @sxsw for a panel moderated by @cabotventures March 15th 2-3pm + book signing for @geekgirlrisi...
03/09/2018
How Tech Hubs Outside SV Lead The Way on Diversity

@leshneagency will be at @sxsw for a panel moderated by @cabotventures March 15th 2-3pm + book signing for @geekgirlrising from 3-4pm at the SXSW Bookstore, PLUS @TommySiegel of @JukeboxtheGhost who will be playing March 14th & 15th at the music festival! Who else is going?

SXSW 2018 Schedule | Detroit, Kansas City, Coeur D'Alene, Chattanooga: Cities with robust tech ecosystems, rated highly for women and diverse founders to ideate and build their companies. How are they doing it? Can starting a company outside Silicon Valley lend more opportunity to under-represen...

Super proud of #CrazyIsMySuperPower author @theAJmendez and this TV deal with the creators of Nat Geo's GENIUS!
12/20/2017
The Official Website of AJ Mendez Brooks

Super proud of #CrazyIsMySuperPower author @theAJmendez and this TV deal with the creators of Nat Geo's GENIUS!

Welcome to the first and only official site for AJ Mendez Brooks, aka WWE's AJ Lee, aka Miss April, aka that tiny chick who wears the same Target tank top and ripped jeans everyday (if you're a barista at my local Starbucks). Whichever name you may know me by- welcome! I wanted to create this site a...

Super proud of The Leshne Agency's author AJ Mendez for sharing her story with NAMI NJ. @theajmendez #CrazyIsMySuperPowe...
12/13/2017
Former WWE Superstar tells her story of surviving mental illness

Super proud of The Leshne Agency's author AJ Mendez for sharing her story with NAMI NJ. @theajmendez #CrazyIsMySuperPower #NYTBestseller

Nerdy. Scrawny. Weak. Impulsive. Ugly. Dirty. Poor. Trashy. Crazy. AJ Mendez Brooks has had all these words shouted at her and even spray painted on her property. “I have been

Thanks Bravotv.com for calling Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech by Heather Cabot & Samantha Walra...
11/22/2017

Thanks Bravotv.com for calling Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech by Heather Cabot & Samantha Walravens a “literary gem”!!! St. Martin's Press Milojo Productions #GeekGirlRising

#JEDvoices: #CrazyIsMySuperpower author AJ Mendez Brooks shares her story of bipolar w Liz Miele http://bit.ly/2yDdwmZ  ...
10/11/2017
#JEDvoices: AJ Mendez Brooks Shares Her Story - JED

#JEDvoices: #CrazyIsMySuperpower author AJ Mendez Brooks shares her story of bipolar w Liz Miele http://bit.ly/2yDdwmZ via The Jed Foundation - JED for Mental Health Awareness Day

Liz Miele and AJ Mendez Brooks have a smart, funny conversation about AJ sharing her mental health struggles with the world.

Former undocumented immigrant and Goldman Sachs executive Julissa Arce appeared on Fox News LA to discuss Trump's decisi...
09/20/2017
‘Dreamer,’ former Wall Street exec Julissa Arce discusses Trump’s decision to end DACA

Former undocumented immigrant and Goldman Sachs executive Julissa Arce appeared on Fox News LA to discuss Trump's decision to end #DACA. Her book, MY (UNDERGROUND) AMERICAN DREAM is now out in paperback! #Dreamers

Julissa Arce was brought by her parents from Mexico to Texas at age 11. She eventually got a fake green card and a job at Goldman Sachs. She writes about her experience in her book, "My (Underground) American Dream."

Thanks ClassPass for recognizing Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech as an important read for all wo...
09/18/2017
ClassPass Book of the Week: Yes, There's a Sisterhood in the Tech Industry!

Thanks ClassPass for recognizing Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech as an important read for all women, but especially women in tech fields!

  Silicon Valley is no longer a boy's club. As a female working at a tech company, this book naturally caught my attention. Many of the employees ...

Love this Library Journal review of THE ABC's of PARENTHOOD by Deborah Copaken & Randy Polumbo:"In this gift book by aut...
09/15/2017
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Love this Library Journal review of THE ABC's of PARENTHOOD by Deborah Copaken & Randy Polumbo:
"In this gift book by author/screenwriter Copaken and photographer Polumbo, readers are treated to snippets of parenting wisdom in an A–Z format. Of course, “X is for X-ray” (“Accidents will happen. It’s inevitable.”). But there are surprising little gems, too, such as “C is for Cucumber,” which reminds us that “Once a pickle, never a cucumber again,” thus to treasure the fleeting beauty of infancy. Boasting a rich palette of colored pages and exquisite photos, not just of babies but of saxophones, ice cream, birds, and more, this would be a lovely baby shower gift. Verdict: Guaranteed to make any expectant mother weep." http://reviews.libraryjournal.com/2017/09/books/graphic-novels/nonfiction-on-parenthood-growing-more-vegetables-and-hip-hop-artist-gucci-mane-xpress-reviews/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Leshne Agency's author Ivan Klima! The The New York Times Book Review wrote about his masterful au...
09/14/2017
September 14, 2017: birthday: Ivan Klíma

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to The Leshne Agency's author Ivan Klima! The The New York Times Book Review wrote about his masterful autobiography, MY CRAZY CENTURY, here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/books/review/my-crazy-century-by-ivan-klima.html?mcubz=0

This note accompanies the follow episode(s):The Writer’s Almanac for September 14, 2017: Elegy for a Broken Machine September 14, 2017: birthday: Ivan Klíma It’s the birthday of Ivan Klíma (books by this author), born in Prague (1931). He wrote Waiting for Dark, Waiting for Light, Love and Garbage,…

Thrilled to announce that Dr. Harley Rotbart's book, MIRACLES WE HAVE SEEN, has been put into development for a medical ...
09/12/2017
CBS Developing Medical Drama From Dr. Mehmet Oz & Safehouse Pictures

Thrilled to announce that Dr. Harley Rotbart's book, MIRACLES WE HAVE SEEN, has been put into development for a medical drama by CBS networks after being optioned by Sony Pictures, with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz to executive produce with Safehouse Pictures. Thanks to Christine Belleris and Kim Weiss from HCI Books - The Life Issues Publisher for believing in this project from the start!

So proud of Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech's co-authors @samwalravens @cabotventures #geekgirlr...
09/07/2017
Geek Girl Rising – The Book Turned Movement - Lioness Magazine

So proud of Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech's co-authors @samwalravens @cabotventures #geekgirlrising

With all of the barriers women in tech are facing, how do we change the narrative and provoke positive change? Geek Girl Rising is proposing a solution.

Congratulations to author and immigration rights activist Julissa Arce on your new YA book deal with Little, Brown & Com...
08/18/2017

Congratulations to author and immigration rights activist Julissa Arce on your new YA book deal with Little, Brown & Company!

07/26/2017
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We're live with Heather Cabot, co-author of "Geek Girl Rising, Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech," to talk about women in the tech field.

"Geek Girl Rising shines a spotlight on the growing number of women who are blazing a trail through the male-dominated world of tech" - New York Times.

Feel free to ask her anything about women and tech! She will be answering questions live!

07/17/2017
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Tune into our Boss Moves Book Club with Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech author Heather Cabot!

Join Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech co-author Heather Cabot for a Girl's Night Out with Women@F...
07/12/2017

Join Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech co-author Heather Cabot for a Girl's Night Out with [email protected] at the Rebecca Minkoff SoHo store on Monday 7/17 from 6-8 pm!

Tune into [email protected] Facebook on July 17th to talk #womenintech at with Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech author Heather Cabot for our Boss Moves Book Club!

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