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Guest Post: Leah Sanders
This week, welcome Leah Sanders as she shares how she became a writer.
LEAH SANDERS' JOURNEY
Writing is something I have always enjoyed—the art of putting words together in a way that helps the reader to feel like they’re with you, with your characters throughout their plight. And while I loved it and did it often, I don’t think I ever imagined I could be a published author.
About ten years ago I was visiting my sister and her husband, when during the course of a conversation with my brother-in-law, I began to feel the start of a story idea. Last March I finally decided to just sit down and begin writing it.
Even then, I don’t think I would have had the confidence to see it through, had it not been for my supportive friend, encouraging me to keep going. She would read what I had done and tell me how wonderful it was. Who doesn’t like to hear that kind of feedback? And when I got stuck, she would brainstorm with me and make me just write through it.
Still, it took me about thirteen months to complete that first full-length novel—All We See or Seem, presently in editing with Astraea Press.
In the meantime, I wrote and published three novellas (two of those co-authored with Rachel Van Dyken). The Parting Gift, Sacred Ring, and Waltzing with the Wallflower.
I love writing. Unfortunately, I still have my day job to contend with, so I usually do my writing late at night after the kids are FINALLY asleep. But it’s kind of an addiction now. So I’ll burn the midnight oil often to get my fix, and hope that one day I can write full time.
Please support Leah (and Rachel) by purchasing her latest novel Waltzing with the Wallflower from Astraea Press.
The Season has only just begun, but already Ambrose Benson Earl of Hawthorne is bored. That is, until his brother offers him a challenge. Something worthy of his particular talents.
The object: The girl hiding behind the potted plants: the one in the horrible dress.
The Goal: Turn her into the envy of the ton. A lady suitable for a duke.
But there is just something about the lady. In spite of all her social misgivings, something inexplicably draws him in, making him want to waltz with the wallflower.
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