Leonard Rawlins


Born on 21 April 1963. Enlisted in the Army in 1983 for two years as Operational Medic. Married my wife in December 1988, and moved back to my birth town, a small mining town in South Africa. My wife and I have two children, a son, aged 25, and a daughter, aged 22. I have been writing ever since I can remember, and always had to do my friends' essays at school. It was only in 2011 that I decided to submit one of my plenty manuscripts that I'd written over the years for review. I immediately received a reply, and a couple of months later I was standing with the first Print Proof Copy of my book.

Writing has always been a passion with me, as reading is as well. Apart from writing, I also do Editing, Proofreading, and Formatting of text before and/after submission of manuscripts to publishing houses at a relatively low cost to the Author.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
The first thing I do when I start a book, is to write down the Title of the book. I never plan a book, or the way the story has to develop. The content of my books flow from my thoughts as I'm busy writing, and this is how my stories come to life. My characters live inside me, so describing a character physically and emotionally is very easy. Detail is very important to me in every aspect of my book, from describing an action scene to where two people are lost in love.
How do you approach cover design?
Well, the cover is, according to my opinion, the soul of the book. Without a good cover, no book will sell. When a potential buyer looks for a book to buy, the cover is the very first thing to capture their imagination. It tells a story in itself, which in a lot of cases, is the driving point behind approximately 40% of book sales, I'd say. Finding a professional cover designer, is of course the most convenient and easy way to ensure that your book attracts the audience that it was written for. However, I do all the designing of my book covers myself with a program which I downloaded from the Internet, and also with Paint, from Microsoft. Shop around, and it won't cost you an arm and a leg in the end.
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Where to find Leonard Rawlins online

Where to buy in print


Six-Gun Cowgirl
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,200. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Western
Lucy’s return to her former life seemed to be going good, especially when she and Logan were to become engaged. Then things turned pretty nasty very quickly, and Lucy found herself standing alone against a man besotted with jealousy. Could her past save them?
Untouchable Dozen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,280. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western
Blake Faraday is a Federal Marshall and has eleven deputies to help him maintain Justice wherever it is needed. They fight for the oppressed.
The Patient
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,780. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Malpractice
Bobby Powell is the all-American young boy, and has his whole life stretching out in front of him. Graduating with top honours as Valour Dictorian and a full scholarship to Harvard Law, he has it made. With a girl like Kelly at his side, who can ask for more in life? Then tragedy strikes...
Guns of Justice - The Kin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Tommy Cooper had sworn revenge when he heard about the death of his older brother at the hands of a Sheriff. When he found Jake Hudson, would Tommy be able to see it through as he had vowed?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Western
Ben Kershaw had been left for dead. Everything he held dear, taken from him by a ruthless fortune seeker. He made a promise to himself to recover, and to take back what had once been his.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jessie McCloud, a trained Trauma sister, is unwillingly caught up in the murdering spree of a serial killer, who has been sought after for the past five years for his heinous crimes against society. He has become more arrogant, and changes his Modus Operandi, but is still identified as the killer. Will Jessie be saved before he claims her life as well?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,830. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Teens
Problems with Shelley started at the age of fifteen after relocating from the country to the city. Shelley’s father, Nick, pursued a new career; so the relocation was necessary. Had he known how drastically their lives were to change, and the situations that they would find themselves in, they would never have considered relocating.
Guns of Justice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,570. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Western
Jake Hudson is a small-town Sheriff, but never the less one to be reckoned with when it came to abiding the law. Living a peaceful life with his wife and first-born on the way, Jake asks for nothing more. This dream of his is rudely shattered to pieces one evening when a gang of six men, who promised retaliation to their humiliation, succeed in savagely killing his wife and unborn child.

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