Sue Leonard is EVVY Award Winning author in the audio book category, and in the anthology category. Her book Gift of Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected also won an award in the 2014 Harvest Book Contest in the young adult category. She is also Founder and President of Cornerstone Fulfillment Service. LLC. A company specializing in e-commerce and e-marketing for independent publishers since 1998. Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is Sue Leonard's first full length publication. She is also blog writer for the company blog www.AllThingsFulfilling.com.
She is married and the mother of one grown son, an independent filmmaker.
Describe your desk
Organized chaos, with a heart shaped stone that serves as a paperweight to hold down loose papers. As a consultant specializing in e-commerce & e-marketing for independent publishers, I often have a number of projects going and am usually reviewing other authors publications to help them strategize on marketing their books over the internet. I love what I do, and the heart shaped stone paperweight reminds me to put my heart into everything I do, and how important it is to do what you love, and personal fulfillment will follow.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore from 1953 - 1971. My memoir, Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected has definite influences of that era and place and culture throughout. Baltimoreans will recognize and relate to the story, but it also has universal messages that anyone can relate to about multi-cultural love, faith, healing and life lessons.
Lessons of Heart and Soul is a limited collection of ten stories that were cut from the original manuscript of the award-winning memoir, Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected by author Sue Batton Leonard. “More Fanny stories,” the readers demanded. We listened. Readers who loved the stellar character in the first publication will fall in love with her all over again.
A delightful narration of the heartwarming relationship amongst a remarkable older women, a brave young girl with a serious medical condition, and her family. This is a story of trust, faith, friendship, and deep love for one another. Readers will be inspired by Ms. Leonard’s challenges that would empower her to live a life most fulfilling.