T. N. Leonard

Biography

I'm a computer programmer by day. Luckily I have my beautiful and supportive wife who encourages me to put words on the page during the evenings. My home life is quiet and dull by most standards, but I like it that way.

I've been writing stories of all types all my life. Now that my two sons are older, I can devote more time to writing. I try to write the stories I'd like to read.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was probably in the third grade when I created a space hero named James Shultz who was on some kind of mission against an evil galactic empire. He had to fly his spaceship through the enemy defenses, land on the "bad guy" station, and plant a bomb. He was good with his laser pistol and managed to get to the reactor core and set the bomb. If I recall, he had to fight his way back out and steal a bad guy fighter to get away, which he did just as the bomb went off.
What is your writing process?
An idea will occur to me - it could be anything - and I try to think of a twist on that idea. After that I fill in a couple of characters, who they are and what they want, then WHY they want what they want. I'll work out some scenes before and after that, then fill in the blanks.
Sometimes these ideas are main plots and sometimes secondaries. Sometimes they start as one and become the other. I'll wind the ideas around each other to see if they work together. If so, I'll start writing scenes. Then I'll flesh out some more and probably start over.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find T. N. Leonard online


Series

Lady Scarlet
Vivian Hawthorn (a.k.a. Lady Scarlet) has a magic sapphire necklace. Blessed long ago, it gives her increased strength, accelerated healing, and knowledge of martial arts. It also compels her to fight evil forces the rest of us don't see.

Lady Scarlet

Price: $2.99 USD.

First on My List

Price: $2.99 USD.

A Picture's Worth

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

A Picture's Worth
Series: Lady Scarlet, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,260. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Vivian’s investigation of an airship disaster generates more questions than answers. Those questions hint at the shadowy history of the magic sapphire she wears around her neck. She and her partner, Conrad Morgan, are surrounded by civil war and a secret that has slumbered for thousands of years. Trapped in a powder keg of violence, Vivian must stop an ancient foe bent on returning to our world.
First on My List
Series: Lady Scarlet, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Adventure » Action
There’s been a murder. All signs point to an assassination. When Vivian Hawthorn arrives in London, looking for answers about her necklace, Agent Jack Durnham asks her to help in the investigation. Vivian joins the hunt and is deputized into the Commission. She soon learns there’s more to the killers than anyone thought. Now she and Jack must stop an ancient power before anyone else dies.
Lady Scarlet
Series: Lady Scarlet, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Vivian tries on her mother’s necklace, her mind shatters. In her panicked state, she flees the country. While on the run, she witnesses the murder of a noted scientist by a global crime boss’s thug. The police find evidence tying her to the murder. Now, chased by a crime lord and the police, Vivian must survive long enough to prove her innocence and put the pieces of her mind back in order.

T. N. Leonard's tag cloud