Born and raised in the suburbs and more recently seasoned by the south side of St. Louis, Missouri, most of Lea Mishell's stories are set in her hometown. Although she's been writing since the age of 16, a self-proclaimed Professional Procrastinator, Lea didn't publish her first book until after finding her "Things to Do by 30" list and saw "Publish A Book" at the top of the list! Without a storyline in mind, shortly after turning 30 and in less than 3 months, her first book, LIVIN' JUST ENOUGH, was created. Still within the timeframe of her 30th year of life, the book was published and thus launched Ms. Mishell's budding writing career with the release of ILLUSIONS the following year. Ambition pushed her to try a few short stints as a journalist for local St. Louis publications, but Lea soon accepted the truth that her true writing passion lies with fiction as her stories drew from events in her own life.
In 2010, Ms. Mishell contributed to the book, TALES FROM THE LOU along with Teresa Seals, Mary L. Wilson and Myron A. Winston and she's currently in re-editing mode to re-release her first three titles, LIVIN' JUST ENOUGH, ILLUSIONS, and NEVA SAW IT COMIN' in 2012-2013.
Ms. Mishell currently resides in St. Louis with her husband and their children.
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Livin' Just Enough: SistaGirlz, Book # 1 ~ Rachael's Story
Rachael “Baby Girl” Wallace is a young woman dependent on the people she loves. Never worked a day in her life when she’s thrust into reality with the arrest of her boyfriend, Aaron Jones, Baby Girl has to grow up fast while trying to figure out her next move. Before she knows it, she’s swept off her feet by handsome entrepreneur Alonzo Banks. When you love two men, who do you choose?
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