Interview with Loreley Leonard

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Dad was a soldier, which meant I grew up in an Army family. We moved often. This early experience taught me that home is with your family and it isn't tied to geography. My sisters and I also learned to make friends quickly. As an adult this translated into my love of public speaking and extroverted personality.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I embraced the freedom it has allowed me over my creative content. I want to talk to my readers in a voice that is me and isn't diluted by editorial reviewes.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is a joy for me intrinsically. I find that by writing I am able to organize all of the spinning and random thoughts by getting them out and onto paper. This is important to me regardless of the final outcome. If my thoughts and life experiences are of interest to someone else and they benefit, that is a bonus.
What are you working on next?
Body Language. As a student of relationships and communication, it became clear that how we say something is more important than the actual words we use. Initially I have been focused on how one can use Body Language in the buisness world better but am also exploring Body Language in Relationships, too.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
This will sound cliche but it's my truth. I am blessed by two amazing sons, Tanner and Hunter. I am enjoying the journey of watching them as they grow and evolve. The love I have for my family including my sons, fiancé and sisters motivates me to try and be better than I was yesterday. Somedays I succeed and others I don't. I'm learning that we are all a work in progress, which is why viewing things with grace is important.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend a lot of time traveling and attending wrestling events. I love a quiet night in with a book or Netflix with Ron.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love James Patterson and anyone else who can take my mind away from my world for a few hours. I like stories with complicated characters that reveal the human condition and plots that surprise.
When did you first start writing?
As a little girl, I liked to write my own bedtime stories so I could name the characters in the story!
Published 2014-02-03.
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Books by This Author

Blessed by a Broken Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
Some of the most difficult times in life can actually be a blessing in disguise. As a woman, when your relationships end often it feels like our world and sense of self are in jeopardy. In this intimate book, Dr Loreley Leonard Pelino takes us with her as she struggles with significant loss and heartbreak. Trained as a psychotherapist and considered a relationship guru, Loreley's own heart broke.
The Monogamy Secret
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Emotions
The Monogamy Secret is real world ready to help you capture and keep the attention of the love of your life. Tips and tools from a trained psychotherapist will give you the skills to rescue, rebuild or repair a relationship by understanding relationships, yourself and your man.