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 Spring 2017 Edition

Our definition of a “wayfarer” is a wanderer whose ability to re-imagine the possible provides the compass bearings for those on their way. A wayfarer can be a writer, artist, musician, activist, volunteer—anyone who is charting the way for change. 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...

Summer’s Passing | Poem

        An excerpt from Fleeting Moments of Fierce Clarity: Journal of a New England Poet   Sparks from the fire were cast into the sky— for a moment able to live as red stars of the Milky Way. The balance tips and we pass into the darkness....

Submitting Your Manuscript to a Publisher 101

by L.M. Browning Award-winning author, Founder of Homebound Publications and Owl House Books, Partner in Hiraeth Press, Founder of The Wayfarer, Co-Founder of Written River Step 1: Getting to the Real Final Draft Before you consider submitting to a publisher, you must...

Citywide Blackout Appearance

Just a little over a week until my interview on Citywide Blackout! Tune into WEMF Radio January 14th from 8pm-10pm to catch the show. Citywide Blackout is the home for Boston’s local entertainment. Max Bowen and Matt Zappa feature the city's musicians, filmmakers,...

Intimacy without Interference

A Selection from Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations Since my curiosity concerning the great mystery first emerged, I have believed that we are meant to gather an understanding of the divine from firsthand experience. While I hold a reverence for...

Allow the Infinite to be Infinite

A Selection from Seasons of Contemplation: A Book of Midnight Meditations   Life doesn’t have a singular purpose and yet we try to pigeonhole this infinite gift by searching for a single meaning behind our existence. We hunger for meaning the way a starving man...

My Flesh and Blood | A Poem

A selection from Vagabonds and Sundries   My ghosts rattle through the house, The same now, as they did decades ago Upon the nights of their creation. Once tormenting me with the memories they carry, I have grown accustom to their presence, Tending them as if...

Luminaria

Winter in New England is a mosaic of luminous pieces. It is a warmth felt about the chest—a radiance. As gifted a wordsmith as I am, I cannot convey a New England winter here in this small space and do it justice. I find, all I can do is conjure the images and memories I have gathered over the thirty winters I have spent here and leave you to assemble the great picture in your mind.