Inspiration – where does it come from?

I often ponder this question. Given I’m a writer it seems particularly pertinent to me. But I wonder about it in a general sense too. I often worry about if there is a finite element to it – once you’ve used up your quota of inspiration, will that be it? Or is it an endless thing – that like the … Read More

Why Entering Contests Could Help You

I have recently become the Contest Co-Ordinator for Romance Writers of Australia and I’ve had many people ask me what’s so important about entering contests in the journey of a writer. I get the reticence, particularly from writers who are working by themselves and haven’t had much experience with getting their work critiqued by a critique partner or don’t belong … Read More

Guest Blog on Friday Feast – chance to win a copy of Killing Me Softly

Check out my guest blog on the fabulous and talented Cathryn Hein’s Friday Feast blog today. http://cathrynhein.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/friday-feast-with-leisl-leighton/ I talk about my love for winter and soup. There’s a recipe for my favourite minestrone soup, some of which I’m taking skiing next week when me and the fam go up to Mt Buller – snow is up to 1mtr; YAY! There … Read More

Embrace what you love.

A writer I know, M.J Scott, had a wonderful rant yesterday about people who tell you what you should love and that what you do love is wrong – it was really quite special, you should check it out http://blog.mjscott.net/2013/08/01/on-liking-stuff Anyway, the gist of this rant was that people should be allowed to love what they love and not be … Read More

Guest Blog with Tara Clark

Hi everyone. Today I’m a guest blogger on author, Tara Clark’s website. Come and join me as I chat about choosing a title, my inspiration for Killing Me Softly, and share with me how you take criticism in your life. For me, you’ve got to take the knock then get back on the horse. Mixed metaphor, I know, but for … Read More

Video interview for Killing Me Softly

Check out my video interview with Carol George from Destiny Romance. We talk about Killing Me Softly and how I came to write it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q9dh5LTJs8U

Blog Post on Lovecats Downunder – Win a free copy of Killing Me Softly

Hey everyone! I’m a guest blogger today on Lovecats Downunder, a fabulous blogsite for talking all things romance with some of Australia’s best romance authors. I’m pretty buzzed to have been asked as a guest there today. Check it out here: http://lovecatsdownunder.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/welcome-leisl-leighton-with-her-debut.html There’s also a chance to win a free copy of Killing Me Softly. 🙂