For 27 years of her career, Gelbman has worked at the Penguin Random House’s Berkley division. Some of the authors that Gelbman has worked with include Nora Roberts, Ken Follett, and Patricia Cornwell.
Sally Richardson, the president and publisher of St. Martin’s Press, gave this statement in the announcement: “We are delighted to have Leslie join our team at St. Martin’s Press. We have long admired Leslie’s legendary gift for acquiring and editing some of the most popular storytellers of our time and she will continue to do the same for us. I am thrilled that she will now be right down the hall – a great new addition to SMP.”