Grief Out Loud | Podcast Interview

I recently had the chance to sit down with Jana DeCristofaro from the Grief Out Loud podcast to discuss the nature of grief and loss of a child as reflected in my forthcoming personal essay/book, To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical...

TEDx Bound

As some of you have heard, I will be presenting a TEDx Talk at the TEDxYale Conference March 3, 2018 at Yale University. The talk is based on the events that take place in my forthcoming memoir, To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical...

To Lose the Madness Over the Mountains | A Book’s Namesake

To Lose the Madness gleans its name from a quote by Jim Harrison. In the film adaptation of Harrison’s novella, Legends of the Fall, we follow the story of the war-wearied character Colonel Ludlow who, after watching the butchering of the Native Americans, gives up...

To Lose the Madness | Diving off the Cliff of My Comfort Zone

As we come to the end of 2017, I look ahead to 2018 knowing that this year is going to push me well out of my comfort zone with the the release of my next book: To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity. Unlike other books in my...

For the Dream Protectors

For the Dream Protectors... As I wrap up the 2017 year and head out of the Homebound Publications office to celebrate the holiday with my friends and family, I cannot help but reflect back on the year. 2017 was a good year for me. It feels counter-intuitive to say...

To Lose the Madness | A New Offering

In this career-defining work, Browning explores the breaking point every mind has after finding her own limit during a gauntlet of traumatic events. Pulled out of this blast-crater moment in her life by a friend, she is brought away from the insanity and deep into the snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains where, standing in front of a herd of wild buffalo, she comes face to face with the terms we all must come to surrounding the loss we face in this life.

Choices Scarcely Recalled | A Poem

In my youth, I spoke with God during the confluence of night and dawn. He has since wandered off to tend to unknown matters; leaving me to mutter to myself.

Standing Rock | The Wayfarer Magazine

Each issue we feature a profile of a wayfarer and highlight what they are doing to be an agent of change in the world. For the first time in the history of our publication, we have chosen to feature a movement as our wayfarer.

Entrepreneurial Bravery by L.M. Browning

In 2011, with under $600.00 to my name, I opened Homebound Publications. I left a teaching position where I had a steady income and health insurance. I opened the press in the middle of a recession, at a point in time where the industry where everyone was convinced print was going to be extinct.

The Castoff Children | Chapter One

Peter Pan and the Lost Boys meets Dickens in the period adventure, THE CASTOFF CHILDREN. Follow the story of 12 orphaned children struggling to survive in the streets of Boston, Massachusetts in 1850. Read the first pages free on issuu. The book is now available to...

Widening the Circle | Eric D. Lehman Interviews L.M. Browning for The Wayfarer

The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly hums with activity, clusters of buzzing voices gathering around paintings of boats and photographs of trees, chatting and laughing. Rows of chairs and a microphone wait for a poetry reading, generously called the “Poetry of the Earth.” Every one of the authors reading today is published by Leslie Browning’s press, Homebound Publications. At the center of it all is Leslie herself, graceful features hidden behind black rimmed glasses and long, wavy mouse-brown hair that shimmers gold in the harsh light of the art gallery.

The Castoff Children

“The Castoff Children is a lovely story of hope and the power of dreams and friendship….” —Tomm Moore, Writer and Director of the Academy Award nominated films The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea

The Whole of Life in a Day | A Poem

  by L.M. Browning for V.   I have become Mrs. Dalloway, throwing parties to cover the silence.   Come with me to the lighthouse. It is time to settle the unspoken.   I’ll buy the flowers myself. Scattering the petals along the shore so I can find...

CT Style Interview for Make-a-Wish

Last week I was on the morning show CT Style on WTNH in New Haven with Lauren Telesz, Wish Kid and author of The Excursion.  This adventure at CT STYLE really began a 12 weeks or so back.... In early December, Homebound Publications received a call from the...

The Necessity of Solitude

A Selection from Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations Who are we without our influencers; without our addictions; without our media-induced hungers? So often the voices we hear echoing in our mind are not our own but that of our...

During the Long Day, Over the Sacred Night

Over the Long Day, Over the Sacred Night —A Selection from Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity   I lost myself somewhere between the dawn and dusk.   Somewhere, in serving you I lost my self-worth.   Somewhere, in trying to survive I sold what gave the...

The Power of Hope | Make-a-Wish CT

In early December, Homebound Publications received a call from the Make-A-Wish Connecticut. That was the first time I heard about Lauren Telesz, her book, and her wish. Lauren is a senior in high school, a cancer survivor and an aspiring author. Her wish was to become...