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Kelly proves that life continues after journalism

Dan Webster

As regular readers of The Spokesman-Review know, Leslie Kelly has enjoyed a varied career. While at the newspaper beginning in the mid-1980s, she was a features writer who wrote about food and critiqued area restaurants.

She was always forthright. And too honest sometimes for those local eatery owners accustomed to advertorial pandering.

Leslie moved on to first the Memphis Commercial Appeal and then the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the latter of which she and her husband John Nelson rode to its infamous end. Then she held a string of writing jobs, including a stint at Allrecipes.com. All along she freelanced articles when she had the opportunity.

Leslie and John now live in Bellingham. That, of course, is where you'll find them when they aren't on the road in their RV, writing about the interesting things they see and do, and the people they meet, while traveling the country.

And now Leslie is writing regularly for Forbes.com. To read her latest story, which concerns the photo at the top of the page,  click here.

On the surface, Leslie is writing about bourbon. But typical of her, it's about a lot more as well.

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