Leenna Naidoo

Biography

Leenna writes cross-genre suspense, romance and dabbles in sci-fi/fantasy. Her short stories have appeared in 'The Mad Scientist Journal', 'SciPhi Journal' and 'Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores'. Her first attempt at a novel was 'No Distance To Run', self-published along with most of her other work. Her episodic sci-fi fantasy series, Quest For The Wholly Pale, appears exclusively on Fictionite and Fiction Vortex.
She blogs on www.leennanaidoo.wordpress.com and www.leennascreativebox.wordpress.com (follow for your monthly tarotscope here).

Leenna’s most unnerving experiences include: looking a red kangaroo in the eye, flipping pancakes for the first time ever in front of her class, interviewing Alan Dean Foster for her blog, and teaching a hellhound how to share a biscuit. Sometimes she writes about these and other less nerve-wracking things; sometimes she doesn’t.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It would have been one of my creative writing efforts from primary school. I might have been ten or eleven... I think it might have been about a carriage horse in Sherlock's London. I was seriously in Sherlock Holmes back then; can't say I am anymore :-D
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
There were two. I got both starter books one Christmas back when I was seven or so. There was Pano The Train (I still love trains) and Crispin Christian (which was very hard for me to read. It was about a brown bear in a straw hat who went fishing. I loved both books for different reasons: Pano because it was fun to read about the brave train, and Crispin because it meant I was a Real Reader--that I could break up words and read anything!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Leenna Naidoo online


Books

Walpole Were
Price: $3.99 $2.00 USD. (50% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 9,960. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 30, 2018 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sighting: Possible Canid. Likely a werewolf Location: Walpole, Western Australia Status: Developing—tracking and research
Your Tarotscopes 2018
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,840. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2018 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Astrology
Your tarot readings for February 2018 to January 2019, plus a special look at your birthday 2018 to birthday 2019 challenges.Discussing trends and likelihoods, dispensing positivity, while giving you a brief overview of your year as defined by your Western zodiac sign. Only for entertainment and enlightenment purposes.
9 Point 8
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 26, 2017 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Physicist Jo is having a bad morning. When salt is added to the mix, things take a unexpected turn. A short South African story.
The BaGua And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2017 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From mad scientists to familiar aliens, to Irish gods who only make Halloween dates, and the odd dragon making an unexpected appearance, they’re all here in this collection of micro-, flash- and short-fiction.
Three Million's A Crowd
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,140. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2017 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
From high-school, to work, to a crazy run on a reality TV show. From choices in love, to choices in life, to finding the real treasures in life. Would you make the same choices?
Your Tarotscope 2017
Price: Free! Words: 19,290. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Astrology
Your tarot readings for each month of 2017. Discussing trends and likelihoods, dispensing positivity, while giving you a brief overview of your year as defined by your Western zodiac sign. Only for entertainment and enlightenment purposes.
Slipped Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The stolen Glass Slippers are worth a little fortune. How can Fiona keep her mind on the production when her fiance’ is the main suspect?
Surviving Oblivion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
There’s little to keep her going in the aftermath of Oblivion. Can a dream love really be her salvation?
Ride The Wave, Kiss The God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2016 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Her ex is adamant she join him for the end of the world and beyond, but she’s convinced it will all end in tragedy.
Foreigners
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Two short stories: In far-flung mysterious China, two foreigners discover the secrets of The Temple Heavenly Falsities despite the language barrier. In South Africa, Trishnen returns home to find so much, yet so little has changed.
How Not To Meet The Man Of Your Dreams Revised
Price: $2.99 $0.99 USD. (67% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos
A short humorous guide for singletons with a simple 10 step program.
The Incident At Wolfe Creek
Price: Free! Words: 18,890. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated 2014-11-25 04:32:51
Jon and Rita have more than their fair share of problems. Now at the beginning of their long planned trip to the southern tip of Western Australia, things aren't exactly going to plan. Will their relationship survive the rigours of extraterrestrial abduction, aboriginal folklore and a convergence of forces neither of them could have ever conceived before.
Dear Santa (A Love Wish)
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Does Santa still have the magic to help her find the right man?
Here Be Monsters
Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until Dec. 31!) Words: 14,150. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
First-time visitor to Mars, Angela Dornach, finds a horrifying mystery awaiting her.
No Distance To Run
Price: Free! Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Witness to a murder; denied police protection, Sammi has no option but to run. Though the longer she runs, the shorter the distance she seems to be from her pursuers...
I Find Myself Charmed
Price: Free! Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A snack-time reading. Six short stories of unexpectedly finding The Perfect One.

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