Leticia Edghill


Leticia Edghill is currently the author of the newly released novel, Crimson Awakening: The 1st Line. Born in Queens, New York, Edghill started her career at the University of Southern California. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and finished with a Masters degree in Secondary Education: Social Studies from Queens College. Edghill also went on to get certified in Event & Meeting Planning at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, NC.

A teacher, dancer, jewelry designer, event coordinator, poet and mother. Leticia Edghill has been teaching in the public school system for eleven years and was the event planner, director and choreographer for her schools dance ensemble for seven of those years. Leticia has been writing poetry and short stories for more than half of her life. The expressed enjoyment of her poetry and stories by family and friends encouraged her to begin creating for the world to read in her first poetry book Reflections of Me, In Time.

Edghill hopes to become a New York Times Bestselling Author and is currently working on the next book in the The 1st Line series.

When she is not teaching, dancing or working on her writing she is creating custom jewelry for family and friends. While Leticia loves her work, it is not the most important thing in her life. That position belongs to her family. She has two wonderful children, Khari & Tiy. They live just outside of New York City.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to have total control of my writing and maintain the right to my writing.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I honestly just started working with Smashwords. I do hope that they help me reach more people.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Leticia Edghill online

Where to buy in print


The 1st Line Series: Crimson Awakening
A peek at 'Crimson Awakening: The 1st Line'


The Return of Queen Yalena: The 1st Line Series Book 2
Yalena and her family return to their Manhattan home after twenty years in the Hamptons. The world she left behind has changed so drastically while she was in seclusion. Now, with a click or a snap, anyone could have a record of her family’s existence. How will she keep her clan and family secret hidden? Upon her return, she finds out that her archenemy has been building his own army of soldiers. As if she didn’t have enough to worry about, the pressure continues to mount when other vampire lords make her aware that they know about the escaped demigod she has imprisoned in the apartment next door.


The Return of Queen Yalena: The 1st Line
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,360. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Yalena Arias, queen of the world's vampires and a descendant from the 1st Egyptian line finally comes out of hiding to reclaim her throne and make sure the there kingdom is safe. Upon her return she learns that their arch enemy building his army and a new foe has decided to put an end to her reign.
Crimson Awakening: The 1st Line
Series: The Return of Queen Yalena: The 1st Line Series Book 2, Book 1. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 105,320. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A young writer gets lured into a world that she though only came alive in other authors books. She is drawn in by a man she becomes enchanted with upon first sight. By the time her grandfather's stories spring to life it is too late to unravel herself, and she doesn't realize that she was born to be a part of this world.

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