Sparkle Street Press
Big Bend includes stories previously published in The Paris Reviewand anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories 2001 and New Stories from the South. The title story, “Big Bend,” won the Malahat Review‘s novella contest in 2002. She has two previous books, a collection of short stories called The Meaning of Lunch (Mammoth Books) and a nonfiction collection called Eat This, San Francisco (Sasquatch).
Leone lives in San Francisco, where she was an S.F. Bay Guardian columnist for 20 years and currently tutors children in creative writing and coaches kids’ soccer. Also a singer-songwriter, she has toured the U.S. many times with multiple bands. Sister Exister, her current group, has an album available here:
Currently Leone is writing short stories set in and around San Francisco’s Mission district. She publishes them in a series of tiny pocket-size chapbooks called Heroes. There are eight of them so far. They’re available via U.S. Mail if you send a dollar bill and a postage stamp per book to:
611 Guerrero St.
San Francisco CA 94110.
Below, Leone reads from her Heroes series.