“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 The Last Thing He Told Me


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

2022 Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mentions for Commercial Fiction
2021 Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards
2021  Winner Firebird Award Winner in three categories
2021 NYC Big Book Awards winner in Marriage
2021 Literary Titan Award – winner of the silver award
2021 NYC Big Book Awards – Distinguished Favorite in New Fiction
2021 Finalist International Book Awards
2021 Finalist Book Excellence Award
2021 Finalist in Readers Favorite Awards,  Realistic Fiction
2021 Kindle Awards – Finalist
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!

Leslie A. Rasmussen is the award-winning author of the novel, After Happily Ever After. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. She went on to write television comedies for Gerald McRaney, Burt Reynolds, Roseanne Barr, Norm McDonald, Drew Carey, as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Sweet Valley High. After leaving the business to raise her boys, she obtained a master’s degree in nutrition and ran her own business for ten years. Recently, she’s written over twenty essays for Huffington Post,  and MariaShriver, and spoken on panels discussing empowering women in midlife. Leslie is a member of The Writers Guild of America, as well as Women In Film and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. In her free time, Leslie loves to read, exercise, and hang out with friends. She lives in Los Angeles and is married and has two sons. 

© 2020 Leslie Rasmussen