Leslie Glass

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Leslie Glass
Occupation Recovery Advocate, Author, Producer/Director
Nationality American
Genre Suspense, Fiction, Mystery, Comedy, Nonfiction, Documentary, Recovery Website
Notable works April Woo Suspense Novels(author),
Reach Out Recovery(Founder),
The Secret World of Recovery,
The Silent Majority,
Recovery Videos

Leslie Glass is the is founder of Reach Out Recovery, a United States based nonprofit recovery organization. She is the author of 15 novels, a playwright, and journalist, philanthropist, and filmmaker. [1] [2]


In 2011 Leslie Glass and her daughter Lindsey Glass Founded Reach Out Recovery: A nonprofit Media, Education, and Fundraising Organization Promoting Community Solutions for Recovery From Addiction.[3]

Writing and film work[edit]

Glass is the author of fifteen novels, nine of which compose a New York Times Bestselling series. This sequence of novels center around an NYPD detective, April Woo, the first Asian American female detective in American mainstream fiction. The first title in the series, Burning Time, was published in 1993 by Bantam Books, a Random House imprint.[4]

Glass began her career in advertising, publishing, and at New York magazine, where she wrote the "Intelligencer" column. Her writing has been featured in Redbook and Cosmopolitan, and translated in six foreign languages.[5] She also worked as a scriptwriter for the soap opera Guiding Light.

Her novel Over His Dead Body was produced for the stage by Robert Brustein under the name Strokes at the American Repertory Theater. This work, as well as the novels Getting Away With It, Modern Love, and the entirety of the April Woo series, have been optioned for feature films.

Glass produced and directed, The Secret World of Recovery. The film was first showcased at Sarasota Film Festival on May 2014. The movie was released in 2014 was the winner of the 2016 American Society of Addiction Medicine Media Award. In 2013, Glass produced and directed The Silent Majority.



April Woo Series

Other Works

Short stories[edit]


  • Strokes (1984)
  • The Survivors (1989)
  • On The Edge (1991)


  • The Secret World Of Recovery 37 minute documentary (2012)
  • The Silent Majority 56 minute documentary (2013)


  1. ^ Seidman, Carrie. "Author becomes reluctant crusader". Herald Tribune. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Neelie. "CBS Developing Cop Drama Based On Leslie Glass' April Woo Book Series". Deadline. 
  3. ^ Hunter, Lasheika. "Stop the Mess! How to Avoid Social Media Drama in Love". Ebony. 
  4. ^ Clark, Maggie. "Film on Drug Recovery Earns Media Award". Questia. 
  5. ^ A Conversation With Leslie Glass

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