L.M. Browning on the Give and Take Podcast

I recently sat down with Scott Jones over at the Give and Take Podcast to talk about the stories behind my new book To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity. The tale in this book is a messy one, but it has taught me many...

To Lose the Madness | The Book Launch at Harvard Coop

Woke up and was groggily reading the news when I noticed the book launch for To Lose the Madness was mentioned in The Boston Globe! If you are in the Greater Boston area, come join me Monday evening at The Harvard Coop Bookstore at 7pm! (That night is also the eve of...

The Launch | Travel Journal | Texas Hill Country

Today is the official release of To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity. It is hard to describe what the release of this book means. There have certainly been moments since sending the book to print where I flinched at sharing so...

The Surreal Experience That Is a TEDx Talk

Giving a TEDx Talk will stand as one of the most surreal, terrifying, and wonderful experiences of my life. (Terrifying because the topic I chose to speak on was so very intimate and I wanted to do it justice...not go into robot-mode or worse just have an emotional...

Messy Roads to Motherhood | Podcast Interview

I recently had a chance to sit down with Sarah Aschkenas from Messy Roads to Motherhood podcast to talk about the difficult road I had after my miscarriage and the chronicle of it I put forth in To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical...

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