“In Leslie A. Rasmussen’s debut novel, a woman finds herself reanalyzing her life and her marriage when her daughter is heading off to college.  Smart and funny, After Happily Ever After is an exciting debut.”

– Laura Dave, international bestselling author of Eight Hundred Grapes


I am so pleased to announce that my book, After Happily Ever After has received several awards! The awards include:

2021 Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards
2021  Winner Firebird Award Winner in multiple categories, including Contemporary Novel and Marriage
2021 Finalist International Book Awards  in Fiction: Women’s Fiction
2021 Finalist Book Excellence Awards in Marriage
2021 Finalist in Readers Favorite Awards,  Realistic Fiction
2021 Honorable Mention 2021 Hollywood Book Awards in Fiction

Excited to share that AFTER HAPPILY EVER AFTER is included in Popsugar’s “A Running List of the Best Books of 2021. More

After Happily Ever After was released this spring, 2021. I am grateful for all the recognition and interest. A huge thank you to all my readers and family!

A Huge Thank You to SWP

Leslie A. Rasmussen was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with a bachelors from UCLA in Communications and went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, Drew Carey, and Ralph Macchio as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High. Later, she earned a master’s degree in nutrition and ran her own business for ten years. Most recently,Leslie  has written personal essays for online magazines such as Huffington Post, Maria Shriver and Sheknows. Leslie loves dogs and besides having two adorable Labradors, she volunteers at The Burbank Animal Shelter, in Burbank, California.  Leslie lives in Los Angeles and has two sons, and a husband she’s been with since college. This is her debut novel.

© 2020 Leslie Rasmussen