Author Interview with Leigh M. Hall
Leigh M. Hall is another new author to me, but I have heard a lot about her books and I will definitely be checking them out very soon. Let's show this author some love and read her books.
Author Name: Leigh M. Hall
Author Website: www.LeighMHall.com
Author Email: email@example.com
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Authors Series and list of books.
Girl Bully released 09/03/2020
This Family Sucks! Sincerely Yours, Peter Frazier released 12/17/2020
Girl Vengeance (a Girl Bully Novella) March 2021
Within These Walls September 2021
Tell me a little about yourself, where do you live, family, hobbies!
I live in the suburbs of Houston, Texas. I was born and raised here. I did move away for a bit in my twenties. I went to school in Dallas and lived there for four years then moved to Chicago for work. I only lasted a year in Chicago because it was too cold. I have been back in Texas ever since. I have three boys who range from 12 to 24. Two of them are still at home and they eat all of my food and keep me busy because for some reason they think I like to clean. I house a house full of rescue animals. I love reading all genre of books, well everything except non-fiction. I crave the sun and during the summer you can almost always find me in the pool or grilling beside it.
What got you into writing?
I was board with my reads so, I decided to write something interesting.
What’s the main thing you love and hate about writing?
I love everything about writing. I love testing the limits and exploring new options. I hate editing, formatting and trying to sell myself.
How do you select the names of your characters?
I work in paediatrics (yes, I have a day job). Sometimes I come across patient names that say something to me. I keep a tally and mark them off when they have been used.
What is next on your list to write/publish?
Currently I have a work in progress that is a fan demand. I had not planned on writing it but the readers begged enough that the characters actually came back to me with more. This novella is 100% for my readers.
What is your favorite childhood book?
I didn’t read a lot as a child. I struggled in school and didn’t have a lot of support outside of it. I would have to go with the R.L Stine Goosebump books. My little brother got into those when I was a teen and I used to read them to him. I remember them being really fun and I believe they have a lot to do with my fantasy and paranormal obsession.
Who is your favorite author, and why?
This is a hard one. For years it has been Ann Rice but over the last, maybe five years I think Charlaine Harris has taken her spot.
Who encouraged you the most to write?
The voices in my head.
Are you as avid a reader as a writer?
Yes, I don’t even watch TV. I watch movies and Friends sometimes but you can always find me with a book. I always have a hard copy and a kindle in my bag.
What’s your favorite genre?
Paranormal or thrillers, depends on my mood. The older I get the more I appreciate mystery over romance.
Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what type? Or can’t you stand background noise when writing?
No music, sometimes I will have an old mystery movie playing in the back ground. For the most pat there are no distractions.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Books! Sometimes I gets super focused on my TBR pile that I ignore my writing pile.
Tell me a secret that none of your fans know! Do you like to cook or perhaps only wear a certain color sock!
I am lazy but also a little anal and really organized. I will get home from work and spend thirty minutes rushing to do all my afternoon chores just so I can sit and do nothing for the rest of the day. I could never get people that procrastinate or drag things out.
Tell me what your main character would say about you!
Don’t believe a word she says.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
One complete, one half finished and layout.
What is your motto in life?
Just Elsa that shit.
Does your family support your career as a writer?
Finally, any words of advice?
Just write. Don’t worry about what people think because you aren’t doing it for them. Write the story that you want to read, no matter what. There are others like you that will want to read it.