Leigh Verrill-Rhys

Biography

A native of Paris Hill, Maine, Leigh spent most of her childhood and early adult years in San Francisco. She has been a writer, editor and lecturer for most of her life, intermingled with career portfolios in marketing, finance and community arts projects.

An award-winning editor and best-selling author, she has published three volumes of women’s autobiographical writing about their lives in Wales and during World War II. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Welsh Academy, Authors Guild and several RWA chapters. Her serial novel, NIGHTS BEFORE, told in a series of short stories, begins with the story, "Twas the Night Before New Year."

Her debut novel, WAIT A LONELY LIFETIME, was published by Avalon Books in April 2012 and is now available from Amazon’s Montlake imprint as a paperback and ebook. Her second novel, SALSA DANCING WITH PTERODACTYLS (2nd Edition) was released on March 23, 2014. The final story of Leigh's serial novel (six installments) NIGHTS BEFORE, 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE, was released in December 2013.

Leigh admits to running with scissors and leaping before she looks.

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Salsa Dancing with Pterodactyls
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 159,250. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
He's a lawyer. He's her boss. He’s the pterodactyl man she wants. She’s broken and can never give him the family he wants. She’s too good for him. She’s the answer to his prayers. He’s a monster to consider involving her in the mess he’s made of his life.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Eve (Nights Before #6)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Christmas Past and Christmas Previous haven’t been all Jocelyn Tavers wished, but Christmas Present and Christmas Future are in capable hands – her own. But even the best laid plans have a way of meeting disaster head-on.
'Twas the Night Before Veterans Day (Nights Before #5)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Months of job-hunting land Jocelyn in the protective custody of a close friend and seeking the help of a French-speaking public servant whose absence has cracked her façade of laissez faire and nonchalance. Who would have thought a tow truck driver would be her rock in a hard place?
'Twas the Night Before Labor Day (Nights Before #4)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,660. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Just when Jocelyn believes she has a grip on her job, the publisher throws a task in her path that proves to be wicked near impossible without the help of a friend, if she can find one.
'Twas the Night Before Mother's Day (Nights Before #3)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jocelyn Tavers faces her 26th birthday, falling on Mother's Day, at the same time as she wonders what happened to a certain officious lawman and a certain deserter father remembers her birthday after only fifteen years of neglect.
'Twas the Night Before Valentine's Day (Nights Before #2)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Jocelyn Tavers is juggling unwise princes, an ex-boyfriend and her rebuilt 4x4 on one of the coldest days of a Maine winter. Her big date on the night before the day for lovers has some surprises in store but so do her ex and the weather forecaster. What does it take for a girl to get some adoration of her own?
'Twas the Night Before New Year (Nights Before #1)
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Series: Nights Before. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Eres Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New Year's Eve is a time for reflection and change. Jocelyn has more changes coming at her from all directions on this Portland, Maine winter day than she's faced since her mother's death. None of it bodes well for the junior editor's fledgling career when her fiancé abandons her to spend this holiday alone. If not for three unwise princes, a Viking warrior and a sinkhole...a short story.
Following the Troops: Life for an Army Wife 1941-1945
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012 by Eres Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
My mother loved to tell stories about her life and I loved to listen. When I grew up and had an opportunity to publish her World War II adventures, I asked her to write these stories for a collection I was working on for Honno, the Welsh Women’s Press, Parachutes & Petticoats.

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