Leah Banicki


I am a writer, singer, wife and mother. I live in SW lower Michigan near the banks of brandywine creek.
I adore writing historical and contemporary stories, facing the challenges that life throws at you with characters that are relate-able.
I love finding humor in the ridiculous things that are in the everyday comings and goings of life.
For me a good book is when you get to step into the character's shoes and join them on their journey. So climb aboard, lets share the adventure!

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted the community of characters to be the central theme. I have all these characters I love, Corinne, Angela, Violet, Clive and lots of family around them; I wanted them all to get a part to play in the growth of the community. I love books that have different points of view and I wanted the challenge of doing that with book 3 of the series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Perhaps a little bit of rebellion.. if I am perfectly honest. I love the Christian book genre but there is certainly some issues that I have noticed that are completely off-limits to talk about. I wanted to be able to publish books that challenge Christian readers, no skirting issues, or making a character perfect to fit the mold of a perfect Christian. Because no one is.
Being an Indie Author to me means I get to let the inspiration go where it flows, not where a publisher tells me too.
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Where to find Leah Banicki online


Finding Her Way
Series: Wildflowers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,980. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In 1848, women can expect a few bumps along the Oregon Trail. Corinne Temple, age seventeen, has a few ridiculous challenges to face outside the river crossings, snakes, Indians, accidental gunshots and finding enough privacy to be clean along the grimy trail. * *Previously released as Seeing the Elephant - appropriate for ages 10 and above**

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Smashwords book reviews by Leah Banicki

  • Ireland Rose on Sep. 09, 2011

    An epic journey. Loved the sweeping story, Ireland Rose takes you on a journey through the streets of Charleston to the green hills of ireland. From the proud moments of her growth to the bittersweet moments that comes in everyone's life. A truly beautiful character inside and out. A highly recommended read.
  • Edwina on Dec. 30, 2011

    A fantastic and inspiring read. A small town girl gets her own adventure in Scotland with and Laird, a modern tale with great characters that feel real as your own friends.