RWA Conference – here I come!

I’m heading off to the Romance Writers of Australia annual conference tomorrow morning with my dear friend, Marnie (a talented writer from one of my writing groups who has taken this year off to write and is going to pitch pitch pitch at the conference. Lots of fingers crossed for Marnie. 🙂 I, like many other romance writers, look forward … 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

Winner of Letter from a Rake competition

I’m pleased to announce the winner of the copy of Sasha Cottmans’ ‘Letter from a Rake’ is: CASSIE P. Thanks so much to everyone who commented and came and visited for my first guest blog. I hope you’ll come again. I am planning on having guests every month – so lots more reasons to visit. Happy Reading!

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. 🙂

Launch Party Speech

My lovely friend, Liz, didn’t only hold a launch party for me for my new novel, Killing Me Softly, but she wrote the most wonderful speech. You can see it here at: http://hannercymraes.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/killing-me-softly.html#links I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful friend who has been on this journey with me.

Guest post on Cooking the Books

Today I’m talking with Louise Reynolds, my fellow Destiny Author and brilliant cook, on her website, Cooking the Books about the value of food in friendships and relationships and how food features in Killing Me Softly. Cooking The Books – Leisl Leighton Food is one of the many devices authors use to open conversation, create character and bring our protagonists together. … Read More

Q&A With Carol George at Destiny Romance

I spoke with Carol George, one of Destiny Romance’s fabulous editors, about what brought me to writing Killing Me Softly. http://www.destinyromance.com/news/350939/q-leisl-leighton-author-killing-me-softly Music is a big inspiration to me. What inspires you? I’d love to hear.