Leenna Naidoo


About Leenna
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.

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!
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Where to find Leenna Naidoo online


Settle Down Now
Follow Charmaine Donnet and Rob Hart on their tumultuous journey through love, brushes with criminals and the odd adventure.


Routes To Love
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 124,480. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2021 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies
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.
Curiosity Finds A Way
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,180. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2020 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A variety of flash and short-fiction from fantasy to science-fiction to contemporary romance to suit your mood, breaks and commutes.
Settle Down Now (Revised Edition)
Series: Settle Down Now. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2019 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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.
Series: Settle Down Now. Price: Free! Words: 18,480. Language: British English. Published: December 21, 2018 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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?
Walpole Were
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,440. 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
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: $8.99 USD. Words: 16,480. 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: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,860. 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?
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.
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: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,660. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
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: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
First-time visitor to Mars, Angela Dornach, finds a horrifying mystery awaiting her.
Situation No Win
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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.
No Distance To Run
Price: $9.99 USD. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013 by Learning To Surf Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, 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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