Leslie Schipa

Leslie Schipa is an opera singer, massage therapist, and birth doula who lives in Los Angeles despite its dearth of fireflies and thunderstorms. She has loved storytelling since kindergarten, and her discovery soon afterwards of Star Trek and Doctor Who solidified her love of space- and time-travel stories. Her career as a professional opera singer lets her live out stories onstage in ridiculous costumes, and massage therapy and birth doula-ing let her in on the often untold stories of people’s private lives — but that’s none of our business.

Leslie has worked as a copywriter for the Brandenburg Opera, Dicapo Opera Theater, and Liederkranz Opera, has proofread for a brokerage house in New York City, and has beta-read for friends and for clients of My Two Cents Editing. You can stalk her on Goodreads here.

Leslie is currently accepting science fiction and fantasy manuscripts for critique. She tends to schedule projects two weeks to a month in advance; please contact Meghan if you’re interested in booking her.