J.R. Leckman

Biography

I live in Colorado with a beautiful wife and lots of pets. I currently go to school for physics, but writing is my number 1 passion.

Growing up, I used to think of books as windows that allowed me to peek into other worlds. In kindergarten, I cut my teeth on the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Terry Brooks was waiting for me in 4th grade, and I have travelled many places since. I hope you enjoy the trip to the worlds of my creation, and am always excited to hear about your journey there.

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Books

The Legend of Kimberly: Guardians
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Series: The Legend of Kimberly, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
While Kimberly finds herself stuck on an airship escorting an uptight elven princess across Auviarra in order to restore a powerful artifact capable of controlling the weather, Trey and Serra stay behind to ferret out an assassination plot on the Royal Family of Tir Lijis.
The Legend of Kimberly: Pursuit
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Series: The Legend of Kimberly, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,370. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
After defeating her father in the Wizard's Forest, Kimberly is hot on the trail of her friend Serra, a half-demon captured by the Brotherhood of Zor. Expecting an easy fight, Kimberly is nearly killed when her magic fails her in a battle with the Brotherhood. Intent on saving her friend, Kimberly must master her new magical powers before her friend is lost forever.
The Legend of Kimberly: Inheritance
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Series: The Legend of Kimberly, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 59,090. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Kimberly finds a magic sword, she is taken away from Earth and her abusive father to a world called Auviarra, a place she thought her grandfather had invented. Striving to become the kind of hero she has always read about, Kimberly soon discovers a growing darkness inside, a darkness that is being cultivated by the evil creatures she is hunting. Will she stay human, or succumb to the magic?
Threads of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,320. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
This eBook is just over 30,000 words long. A collection of short horror stories, Threads examines the nature of darkness in four original tales by J.R. Leckman. Starting with the existence of ghosts in "They Don't Exist," Threads examines the mysteries of the "Anasazi," the end of the world in "Bucketheads," and ends with an Old West style ode to H.P Lovecraft with "The Quick and the Unholy."
They Don't Exist
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Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.33 from 15 reviews)
A young woman laughs it off when she's informed the room she's staying in for the night is haunted, because ghosts don't exist. Or do they?
The Quick and the Unholy
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Price: Free! Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
When a group of wranglers lose their herd during a freak thunderstorm, little do they know they're about to walk the boundary between Hell and Earth. With walking dead, angry gods, mysterious pasts, and a few demonic entitites for good measure, its the best of the Old West mixed with a Lovecraftian influence.
Anasazi
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Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(4.60 from 10 reviews)
One day, during a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, Pam discovers an intact pot buried under the dirt of Mummy Lake. Taking it home, she soon finds herself constantly obsessed over its possible contents, until her curiosity finally reaches the breaking point.
Bucketheads
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Price: Free! Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
It was a normal day. Then giant robots erupted out of the ground and began destroying mankind. As told by Jack, the keeper of the Journal, this story chronicles the last days of mankind.

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