Leslie Ann Braun was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but raised and educated in California. In her late 30's, she went through a metamorphosis and made a life-altering decision by taking a different path in her life. She had a need to venture out of her comfort zone and learn more to become one with nature. To acquire the skills that would move her forward, she immersed herself in various outdoor classes and activities that taught her the skills she would need to survive. She was introduced to whitewater kayaking and then graduated to sea kayaking, having many kayaking adventures with a group of friends. She met her current husband, life partner, and soul mate in one of these classes. From that moment on she was propelled forward to newer experiences and adventures. She and her husband have done extensive traveling throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. She has written extensively about these travels, but only for friends. This is her first work as a published author.