Newsletters: Are they the new blog?

Why do authors need to have a blog and a newsletter? Leisl Leighton unpacks the reasons an author might want both when building their author platform.

Writers write: So why use images in your content?

Why do writers need to use images in their blogs and social media posts when building their author brands? Journey with Leisl Leighton as she tackles the tough questions every writer needs when building their brand.

Climbing Fear – on sale in Amazon US

My romantic suspense novel, Climbing Fear, is currently on sale in Amazon.com. So if you haven’t read Climbing Fear yet, and if you have access to Amazon.com, now’s the time to snap it up. Here’s what readers are saying about Climbing Fear: I’m halfway to Singapore and engrossed in Climbing Fear. I love this book! Half of me wants to … Read More

A tribute to my Helen

Today marks the last of the firsts. The year after someone you love dies is full of firsts and I have been through them all except this one – the day my best friend of 30 years, Helen Mardi Petrou, passed away, taken by that arsehole cancer. It’s a sad day, because she, like so many others, was taken way … Read More

Radio Interview – 3CR

On Thursday I had an interview on Radio 3CR with Jan Goldsmith and David McLean on their Published or Not book show. It was a pleasure to chat with Jan about my novel, ‘Dangerous Echoes’, Book 1 in the Echo Springs Series, and the creation of the ‘Echo Springs’ series with talented authors Daniel deLorne, Shannon Curtis and TJ Hamilton. … Read More

Podcast Interview

I was invited to appear on the Finding Elara podcast to talk about my writing, how I came to write, world building, my novels and how I stay mindful. We also talked about my latest romantic suspense novels, Climbing Fear: Book 1 of the CoalCliff Stud series, and Dangerous Echoes: Book 1 of the Echo Springs series, and my paranormal … Read More