Leenna writes cross-genre suspense, romance, and dabbles in sci-fi/fantasy. She also reads the tarot. Her most recent attempts to channel Terry Pratchett-style fiction can be found in Quest For The Wholly Pale, published by FV Press. When not writing, she often tries her hand at anything vaguely artistic.
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 (even though it was email), and teaching a hellhound how to share a biscuit. Sometimes she writes about these and other less nerve-wracking things; sometimes she doesn’t.
She blogs and shares updates on www.leennanaidoo.wordpress.com and www.leennascreativebox.wordpress.com. Her tarot resources and videos are shared on her Patreon and her YouTube channel as Writerstarot With Leenna.
Otherwise, she wanders aimlessly down rabbit-holes on Facebook and occassionally other social media sites looking for her next story idea.
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!
Three International adventures with with mystery, murder and romantic suspense in one boxset. PLUS one prequel.
Travel Southern Africa and beyond with Sammi and Jay, Vivian and Munro, and Charmaine and her potential Mr Rights as their quiet lives become an adventure of a lifetime.
He has secrets. She has cents.
Billionaire Charmaine Donnet's search for Mr Right goes public in the most humiliating way. Her dating coach and trusted friend. Joss, has turned introvert Charmaine's quest into a hit reality TV show. Events take a dark turn when one of the potential Mr Rights goes missing at sea. Charmaine is not sure she will survive this desperate Hart's cruise.
She’s everyone’s friend. He’s her only enemy.
Robert Hart is up to no good and everyone knows that, especially Charmaine. But when a money-laundering client brings them closer together, can Charmaine prevent herself becoming another of Hart’s Fules?
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.
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.
NaNoWriMo 2014 book. Last updated
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.
With a backpack weighed down by a mystical artifact, Tom has to use all his resources to stay one step ahead of killers, greedy corporate types and, most unsettling of all, an English teacher who's stolen his heart.