Lesa Lockford

Lesa Lockford is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. She teaches courses in voice for the actor, dialects, acting, and performance studies. She is also a writer and performer. Before becoming a teacher, she was a professional actor in Great Britain, where she appeared in a variety of roles in television, film, and on the stage. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

  • Time Flies

    By Claire Cook

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    An epic road trip filled with fun, heartbreak, and friendship from bestselling author Claire Cook.

    "After accompanying Melanie and B.J on their hysterical road trip, readers will feel like they've made friends for life." - Kirkus Reviews

    Released Tue Jun 11 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Wednesday Daughters

    By Meg Waite Clayton

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A new generation takes center-stage in the anticipated follow-up to The Wednesday Sisters.

    "What a rich book! With her cast of fresh, engaging characters and her vivid English Lake District setting, Meg Waite Clayton reveals so much about our most vital human connections: the relationships that infuriate us, challenge us, make us happy, make us whole." - Marisa de los Santos, New York Times bestselling author of Falling Together and Love Walked In

    Released Tue Jul 16 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • The Outsider

    By Barbara Delinsky

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    She thought she had it all figured out - until she delved into an out-of-this- world romance...

    Released Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • New York Nocturne

    By Walter Satterthwait

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    The Return of Miss Lizzie

    Lizzie Borden and Amanda Burton reunite in New York to solve the case of a grisly murder.

    “This is a lively, nonstop romp, carried with an unfailingly light touch…” - Booklist, starred review

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Montana Man

    By Barbara Delinsky

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A single mother...a terrifying blizzard...a scorching stranger!

    “The tenth Delinsky classic reprinted by Severn House has Delinsky’s trademark poignant moments, steamy love scenes, and lots of emotion.” - Booklist

    Released Thu May 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Shirley

    By Susan Scarf Merrell

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Susan Scarf Merrell weaves a stunning and suspenseful thriller!

    "To the great literature of obsession we can now add Susan Scarf Merrell's brilliant and captivating Shirley, a novel as full of passion and intrigue as any traditional love story. The twist is that the obsessive in these pages is a quiet young academic wife and the object of her fascination is none other than gothic storyteller Shirley Jackson. A fantastically original book." - Ann Packer, author of Swim Back to Me and The Dive from Clausen's Pier

    Released Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Nightstar

    By Fern Michaels

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Rivals collide in this classic romp from bestselling author Fern Michaels.

    Released Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
    English, Unabridged

  • Fragments of Isabella

    By Isabella Leitner

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A Memoir of Auschwitz

    The true account of a young Jewish woman’s imprisonment at the Auschwitz death camp. 

    “Profoundly moving...Leitner writes with a searing sensitivity that can move one to tears.” - Publishers Weekly

    Released Tue Jul 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • On Bittersweet Place

    By Ronna Wineberg

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A moving, universal story of family, self-discovery, young love, and the experience of the immigrant

    “Lesa Lockford expertly captures the voice of Lena as she moves through adolescence into adulthood, from an unsure girl afraid she will never speak unaccented English to a confident, successful woman. Wineberg’s (Second Language) quintessential American story of belonging, family life, heritage, and pursuing the American dream will resonant with listeners.” - Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Nov 25 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Witchcraft

    By Jayne Ann Krentz

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Is she walking into a trap or into the arms of a man who promises to protect her?

    “With its beguiling blend of snappy dialogue, sharply delineated characters, and unfailing suspense, this classic Krentz, available in hardcover for the first time, is a guaranteed winner.” - Booklist

    Released Mon Dec 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Almost Famous Women

    By Megan Mayhew Bergman

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Stories

    A collection of stories that explores the lives of talented, gutsy women throughout history.

    "Almost Famous Women is sharp, compassionate, and strong, just like the women depicted in its pages. Megan Mayhew Bergman writes with such precision that we should all quake in her presence. This book only looks like it's made of paper - you are holding priceless diamonds in your hand." - Emma Straub, author of The Vacationers

    Released Tue Jan 20 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Life Among the Savages

    By Shirley Jackson

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    America's celebrated master of terror turns to a different kind of fright: raising children.

    "At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, “free-range” parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to “have it all” but to “be it all” — to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday — Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane. Children, she tells us, are essentially savages and demons, and ought to be treated as such: at a cautious distance, without losing sight of one’s own way of life." - The New York Times

    Released Tue Jul 21 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Duncan's Bride

    By Linda Howard

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    A broken heart fixed by the perfect woman, but she needs love that he can't seem to give her.

    Released Tue Sep 08 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Come Lie With Me

    By Linda Howard

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Paralyzed in an accident, Blake starts to give up on life but that changes after he meets Dione.

    Released Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Loving Evangeline

    By Linda Howard

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Passion and intrigue unfold in this salacious tale from New York Times bestselling Linda Howard.

    Released Tue Jan 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Brave Girl

    By Michelle Markel

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

    A young immigrant overcomes adversity and leads the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.

    Starred review. "Markel's informative text buzzes with details of the oppressive conditions and neatly plays up Clara's can-do spirit... A detailed note about the garment industry and a selected bibliography conclude. This book has fighting spirit in spades - you go, Clara!" - Booklist

    Released Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • White Lies

    By Linda Howard

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Jay is falling back in love with her ex-husband; at least she thinks he is her ex-husband.

    "Howard's writing is compelling." - Publisher's Weekly

    Released Tue Dec 29 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton

    By Michelle Markel

    Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Some Girls Are Born to Lead

    The story of Hillary Clinton’s childhood, and how she paved the way for women everywhere.

    "Smart and snappy...as inspiring as it is delightful." - Booklist (starred review)

    Released Tue Jan 26 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Too Hard to Handle

    By Julie Ann Walker

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru.

    “This winning romance is a nail-biter from start to finish.” - Publishers Weekly (book review)

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Last Chance Cowboys

    By Anna Schmidt

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    The Drifter

    Greed, desperation and danger fuel this cowboy romance novel.

    "...long-time Western fans will enjoy this story. " - RT Book Reviews

    Released Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Amherst

    By William Nicholson

    Read by Lesa Lockford and Justine Eyre

    Oscar nominee William Nicholson offers a novel of two affairs, both presided over by Emily Dickinson

    "Lyric and rich, this beautiful novel presents two love affairs more than a century apart, expertly stitched together by the unseen hand of Emily Dickinson. Through a small, intimate lens the novel explores blockbuster themes of love, honesty and fidelity. It is a rare and lovely book." - Priya Parmar, author of Vanessa and Her Sisters and Exit the Actress

    Released Tue Feb 10 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

    By David Gates

    Read by Lesa Lockford and Eric Michael Summerer

    Stories and a Novella

    These eleven stories, along with a masterful novella, mark the triumphant return of David Gates.

    "...this book begins with an almost 90-page novella that also showcases his cunning and technique." "...but their [short stories] cumulative effect is still powerful, like watching Godzilla stomp on Tokyo." - New York Times

    Released Tue May 19 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Raising Demons

    By Shirley Jackson

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    In the sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children.

    "At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, “free-range” parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to “have it all” but to “be it all” — to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday — Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane. Children, she tells us, are essentially savages and demons, and ought to be treated as such: at a cautious distance, without losing sight of one’s own way of life." - The New York Times

    Released Tue Jun 09 00:00:00 UTC 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Brave Girl

    By Michelle Markel

    Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

    Read by Lesa Lockford

    Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909

    A 2015 ALA-ALSC Notable Video!

    "...celebrates the courage and determination of Clara Lemlich, a young immigrant who toiled in a garment factory during the day and attended school at night." - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Aug 05 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged