Connect with Leah
I’ve been writing Medical romance for some time now. From the beginning I decided that my people had to have a sense of humour, after all, they’re dealing with on the edge medical decisions and high drama. Lives hang in the balance. But off duty and sometimes in the midst of a testing situation, they need to break the tension and find time to laugh.
Sometimes my stories almost write themselves and that is such a thrill. Other characters are a bit tardy and it takes time to winkle them out, find out who they are and give them wings. I try to write each day but like most folk I have other calls on my time. When I reconnect with my characters, I can see them with a fresh eye and set them on another path if necessary. All in a writer’s day!
Originally, I set out to write one book and have it published. Now I’m nearing the end of my twentieth. When I think about it, I can’t believe the number of characters I’ve created, all with a different story to tell. Some books are more special than others and it is hard to let those favourite characters go, especially the handsome heroes!
My background is in rural Queensland, Australia. Consequently, many of my stories reflect the sights and sounds of the bush. And those set in the Outback seem popular with my overseas readers especially.
My husband, Peter and my children are my greatest support. These days, my kids are all grown up and scattered far and wide. But it is lovely to get a call and have one of them say proudly, ‘Mum, I saw your latest book in the shop today.’
Finally, I’d like to say thank you to my readers. Sometimes, when travelling, I see you on the train reading one of my books. Wow! That feels so very, very special. So keep reading and I’ll try to keep writing.
Warmest wishes to you all,
Out of Africa