My name is Justin M. Lesniewski. I’m a writer, podcaster, teacher, and coach, and I’m here to witness the farce.

From the moment I started reading, I realized the power of words. Story is humanity’s primary means of authentic connection. When I recount a personal experience or craft a fictional world, I do so to show what is real because the human experience is becoming increasingly farcical. My words stand as a testament to the truth as I see it, and I hope others find strength and solace in them in the same way I’ve found strength and solace in the words of others.

I think I figured it out.

Welcome to The Midside.


Bancroft School Worcester, MA High School Diploma 2001
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY BA Writing (Creative Emphasis, Philosophy Minor) 2005
Clemson University Clemson, SC MA Professional Communication (Teaching Emphasis) 2008

Background Info

Writing Philosophy & Influences

Notable Works

The Cut Novel
How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Web Series

Contact Info