Leah Banicki

Biography

I am a writer, singer, wife and mother. I live in SW lower Michigan near the banks of brandywine creek.
I adore writing historical and contemporary stories, facing the challenges that life throws at you with characters that are relate-able.
I love finding humor in the ridiculous things that are in the everyday comings and goings of life.
For me a good book is when you get to step into the character's shoes and join them on their journey. So climb aboard, lets share the adventure!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted the community of characters to be the central theme. I have all these characters I love, Corinne, Angela, Violet, Clive and lots of family around them; I wanted them all to get a part to play in the growth of the community. I love books that have different points of view and I wanted the challenge of doing that with book 3 of the series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Perhaps a little bit of rebellion.. if I am perfectly honest. I love the Christian book genre but there is certainly some issues that I have noticed that are completely off-limits to talk about. I wanted to be able to publish books that challenge Christian readers, no skirting issues, or making a character perfect to fit the mold of a perfect Christian. Because no one is.
Being an Indie Author to me means I get to let the inspiration go where it flows, not where a publisher tells me too.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Leah Banicki online


Books

Angela's Hope
By Leah Banicki
Series: Wildflowers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,870. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Fiction
Angela Fahey has a lot to overcome after surviving the Oregon Trail. She loves her new home in Oregon but longs to reunite with her brother, his last known whereabouts was California territory. With her dear friend Clive she sails off to San Francisco, a dark city of sin and corruption. Can she find her brother in this unknown land full of gold miners and danger?
Finding Her Way
By Leah Banicki
Series: Wildflowers, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,260. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction
In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail. Corinne Temple, age seventeen, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. * *Previously released as Seeing the Elephant - appropriate for ages 10 and above**
Runner Up
By Leah Banicki
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,670. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Hannah Parker was about to escape for a romantic world tour when she became a contestant on the hit reality TV show, Soulmate. Last year's runner up was the 'good guy' heart throb Anthony Capriccio, who won over every good girl's heart when he showed off his sweet nature and his stunning good looks.

Leah Banicki’s tag cloud


Leah Banicki's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by Leah Banicki

  • The Bride Found on May 04, 2011
    star star star star star
    I love the Bride series!! Her characters are brilliant and the love stories are passionate and endearing. I feel lucky to find a great new time travel author! I will read everyone.
  • The Bride Price on May 23, 2011
    star star star star star
    Love this book. Great characters love the story, she keeps me guessing.
  • Ireland Rose on Sep. 09, 2011
    star star star star star
    An epic journey. Loved the sweeping story, Ireland Rose takes you on a journey through the streets of Charleston to the green hills of ireland. From the proud moments of her growth to the bittersweet moments that comes in everyone's life. A truly beautiful character inside and out. A highly recommended read.
  • The Bride Star on Nov. 22, 2011
    star star star star star
    A fun read, a great story full of twists and turns and a relevant wit. Modern strong women somehow sent back in time- a charming time traveling romp.
  • Edwina on Dec. 30, 2011
    star star star star star
    A fantastic and inspiring read. A small town girl gets her own adventure in Scotland with and Laird, a modern tale with great characters that feel real as your own friends.
  • Cadence on Oct. 02, 2012
    star star star star star
    A great redemption story. Funny and raw. Was captivated the entire time.
  • Wedgewick Woman on Oct. 02, 2012
    star star star star star
    Loved the time period. Great romantic story. I love all Patricia's books.