Lesa lives in the greater Houston area and considers herself a professional daydreamer. But since daydreaming doesn't pay all that well, she has a day job teaching creative writing to elementary and middle school children.
When did you first start writing?
In tenth grade I wrote a short story for my Language Arts class. It scored the highest in the entire sophomore class. And although it was a shock, mostly because I thought everyone's imagination was as whacked-out as mine, it took fifteen years before I worked up the courage to really seriously try to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The two Amanda Noble books, Amanda Noble, Zookeeper Extraordinaire and Amanda Noble, Special Agent, were released in print in 2007 and 2008. Then I played around with several other manuscripts, releasing one under the pen name Lesa Howard, before I decided to make the Amanda books available in ebook format. I have a third Amanda story, Amanda Noble, Swamp Thing, that will be available soon.
For Christine Dadey, finding a kindred spirit in the charismatic Erik couldn't have come at a better time. Despite the disfigurement that forces him to conceal his face, Erik gives Christine the confidence she needs as he helps her rediscover her love of dancing. But as Christine grows closer to the wounded dancer she fears he may be hiding more than his scarred appearance behind the veiled mask.