Leslie Benson

Content Writer Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Leslie Benson

Content Writer Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

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I'm a Nashville-based music geek and pop culture addict who has been working as a published writer since 1999. My passions are journalism, marketing, poetry, songwriting, sci-fi, indie films, steampunk, ferrets, craft beer, photography, travel and roller derby.

My personal bucket list moments include having interviewed Tori Amos; making Blondie laugh; hearing my favorite author, Neil Gaiman, speak about the importance of storytelling; attending two David Bowie concerts; watching Depeche Mode from the first row on their Spirit Tour; and catching Steven Tyler of Aerosmith buying red velvet cupcakes at Whole Foods in Nashville.

Most noteworthy, however, was self-publishing a full-color, 56-page glossy print magazine called Echo Immortalis that covered the Midwest goth-industrial music scene in the mid-2000s.

When I’m not writing full time, I moonlight as the singer-songwriter and marketing coordinator for Electric Dream Society (‘80s New Wave + Synthpop). I’ve performed in a few music videos and have recorded albums with Burning Veda, Irene & Reed, and The Sweetest Condition, as well as having been featured on several international compilation albums.

I love writing compelling content and contributing to creative collaborations. Read my blog to find out more. Thanks!

EDUCATION:

M.A. in Journalism, Ball State University

B.A. in English, Wright State University

EXPERIENCE:

- Writing/Editing (18+ Years)

- PR/Marketing (8+ Years)

- Singing/Songwriting (20+ Years)

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  • Work
    • Magazines.com
  • Education
    • Ball State University
    • Wright State University