Leslie Hayden


After a long career in Sales and Marketing, I now have the time to enjoy travel and writing.
Married with two grown sons and two delightful grandchildren I am a contented man.
My writing goes back years. Like many, we often think we have a novel in us. I had, but always felt I didn't have the time to sit down and develop what originally started life as a screenplay, into a full blown book.
Retirement has given me this precious time and my first novel entitled The Demon Stonemason's Daughter came from a 'what if...' idea after reading a slim volume of old Cornish Folklore.along with joyous visits to Cornwall which included the summer of 1999 and the Solar Eclipse.
The novel is available in both ebook and a quality paperback.
If you have any comments you are welcome to email me at: haydenhousepublishing@gmail.com

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on a sequel to my first novel, The Demon Stonemason's Daughter was based in Cornwall during the summer of 1999 and centred around Tom Grant who unwittingly became embroiled with the Demon Stonemason having innocently used old carved stonework fashioned by the Demon centuries ago in his renovated Cornish cottage. 'A perilous romance through time.'
The new novel set twenty years later in 2019 will follow Tom Grant and his friends who helped him get the better of the Devil only to find the Demon's return in a further attempt to extract payment for his work... Tom's soul.
Who are your favorite authors?
As a child like many a child, Enid Blyton was a favourite. the Famous Five and the Secret Seven.
Today I enjoy Robert Goddard, Jo Nesbo and as a complete contrast, Rosamunde Pilcher and Kim Stanley Robinson's epic Mars trilogy.
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The Demon Stonemason's Daughter
Price: $2.65 USD. Words: 80,980. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Urban
A perilous romance through time... Spring 1999. Embellished with finely carved granite unearthed from a nearby farm, Tom Grant’s renovated cottage overlooking Mount’s Bay on the headland above Mousehole in Cornwall, is admired by all. Before long, there is a new arrival in Mousehole; Carenza. Tom becomes quickly captivated by her, and it seems the feeling is mutual.

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