Leslie Dinaberg has more than 20 years of professional experience as a writer and editor, most recently as the managing editor of Santa Barbara SEASONS magazine, where she also wrote the weekly Cocktail Corner columnist because she believes in giving herself first crack at the best assignments. Formerly a columnist and contributing writer for the South Coast Beacon, Santa Barbara Daily Sound, Noozhawk.com, ParentClick.com and its dozens of affiliated websites, her stories have also been featured in a variety of national business and trade publications, as well as lifestyle magazines. Leslie is also the former Executive Editor of SAM Magazine and Managing Editor of Hispanic Business Magazine and SuperOnda Magazine. She is the author of three nonfiction children’s books and the co-author of Hometown Santa Barbara, an insider’s guide to Santa Barbara. Leslie moved to Santa Barbara when she was in kindergarten, and other than a decade of infatuation with the world of entertainment in Los Angeles, has continued to live and work in her hometown.