All The Write Stuff


For the last six years, I’ve wrapped myself in the cozy comfort of a non-fiction Snuggie and I think it’s about time I threw it off in favor of a pair of fiction pajama jeans. Wow… This is a terrible metaphor.

I Got A Nautical Themed Pashmina Afghan

On a boat

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’m on my own lonely island, but I’m hoping to franchise an Ace Hotel here soon so I can increase both population and revenue!

Overdue Check-In Coming Soon!

Miley's new do

Don’t go too far or I’ll go after you like a pair of cutting shears to Miley’s hair. Chop, chop!

Leslie Simon’s State Of The Union

Geek Girls Unite tote bag design

Wanna know what I’ve been up to over the past couple weeks? You might want to go to the bathroom and grab a snack because this is gonna take a while.

Make A Movie Without Leaving Your Couch

Ariel Hsing

While in film grad school, my BFF, Sara Newens, teamed up with her classmate to create a short called Top Spin they’re trying to make a full-blown feature!

Sneak Peek At “Geek Girls Unite”

Geek Girls Unite interior designed pages

More updates to come. Swears! In the meantime, I’d like to introduce you to my new literary baby. She’s adorable, a little fussy and has been keeping me up late at night.  

Soundtrack Of My Life: Get Bamboozle’d

My newest MTV Buzzworthy column is up and it’s about one of my most favorite weekend festivals, The Bamboozle. To tell you the truth, I didn’t have that much fun this year. However, that could’ve been because I only went for three hours on Saturday afternoon. Aside from eating two Nathan’s hot dogs, which were delish, I was ready to leave the minute I got there. Here are a couple reasons why: Oh, well. Maybe I’m getting too old for this shiz. If anything, my Bamboozle debacle made me remember all the good times I’ve had at the fest, which is what provided the inspiration for my Soundtrack Of My Life column. Check it out…

More about Leslie Simon

Leslie is the author of Geek Girls Unite: How Fangirls, Bookworms, Indie Chicks and Other Misfits Are Taking Over the World, out now through It Books. She is also the author of Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes and co-author of Everybody Hurts: An Essential Guide to Emo Culture. She currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.