Leesa Freeman


Born and raised in Texas, I recently returned to one of my early loves: writing. There is something magical in going deep inside yourself and discovering the people who live inside your own imagination. If I didn’t know for certain I’m not completely insane, I might question my own sanity, having full conversations with the people only I can hear, but I am simply the medium, recording their lives. I live in Connecticut with my husband and our two daughters.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up just north of Dallas, spent part of my summers with my grandparents in Austin, and went to college in Abilene, Texas. Somehow even though I haven't lived in Texas since my early twenties, it remains a central part of my life, which is why I've set all of my stories there. I couldn't lose "y'all" if I wanted to, and anyway, if I can't eat at Taco Cabana or Whataburger, at least my characters can.
When did you first start writing?
I had an English teacher in high school, Mrs. Holloway, whose class was the most unusual I've ever taken; three days a week we wrote anything we wanted, and two days a week we read anything we wanted. Whether anything I wrote back then was any good, I really don't remember, but it gave me a glimpse into a world of creativity that stayed with me until years later when I found the courage to start writing again.
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Where to find Leesa Freeman online


The Wisdom to Know the Difference
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,390. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
An addict at sixteen and high school drop out at seventeen, Todd Randall spends his nights restoring old cars and going to Narcotics Anonymous. Then Shawna Clifton breezes into his life, she unlocks something vital inside him he long-since thought had died. But when she miscarries on the night he plans to propose, it forces them to discover what is really important.

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