When I first discovered author Leanna Harrow, her picture captivated me. Her smile and the sparkle in her eyes reflected a great person. I had the pleasure of chatting with her online a few months ago, and learned her personality matches her sweet face. Little did I know that Ms. Harrow suffers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and was a victim of a Catfish scam. A “catfish” is a situation where individuals misrepresent themselves online. They often use phony profile pictures, fake names and pretend to be someone they are not. Ms. Harrow used the experience to create the Maggie West Series. I am excited for you to meet her and learn more about her writing.
The series is about a woman who’s at a crossroads in life and meets a “Catfish” (someone with a fake profile) online and decides to play with him for a little while. It leads her on the journey of a lifetime, literally.
What can you tell us about your main characters?
I can tell you the back ground of the main character, Maggie West, is all me. I was sick and tired of all the main women characters of late, being weak minded and helpless. I wanted a strong, independent, flawed woman that everyone, men and women alike could relate to. The male characters all have some of the traits of the men I’ve met in real life in one way or another…
Tell me something about yourself that might be funny to others? (Other than writing)
I published a book about the fights I have in my head under my real name.
Leah Marie Stephens, Thompson, Thompson, Turner, Tate. If you think the name is funny, read the book (LOL)The title is Me, Myself & I…Funny Fights I Have With Me, Myself and Well, I.
Who is your book published through?
What is your favorite snack while writing?
Crunchy Cheetos but the orange powder they leave are a mess to try and get off the keyboard 😉
Share a pet peeve of yours (related to writing or otherwise).
Dirty dishes left in the sink overnight. My kids are all grown and still cannot grasp the concept of rinsing them and putting them in the dishwasher! Ugh!
How did you start your writing career?
I started my first book in March of 2012 and finished it on Mother’s day 2012 LOL
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A ballerina, a private detective and a race car driver.
What are your favorite TV shows?
2 Broke Girls and Grey’s Anatomy. They are my guilty pleasures 😉
If you had your own talk show, who would the first three guests be? Why?
Johnny Depp because he’s Johnny Freaking Depp! Mariska Hargatay because she’s
beautiful, talented and the daughter of Jane Mansfield and President Obama…I have some ideas for him 😉
Readers love following their favorite authors, which social networking sites can fans find you? Please provide links.
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_2?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Aleanna+harrow&keywords=leanna+harrow&ie=UTF8&qid=1383024478&rnid=2941120011
As you can see…I’m everywhere 😉
Is there anything else you would like to say to your readers?
I would like to say thank you. Without you, I’d be a mom, taxi driver, cook, housekeeper, babysitter and referee. I appreciate you more than you know!
Leanna’s newest release Maggie’s Misery~Book Three of the Maggie West Series is now available through the links provided below.
A Beautiful Liar~Book One of the Maggie West Series,
Maggie’s Men~Book Two of the Maggie West Series,
Maggie’s Misery~Book Three of the Maggie West Series (Due out November 2013)
Killing the Desire
Genre: Erotic Romance, Erotic Thriller
Katie McKnight is the author of a suspenseful-romance novel, Secrets Revealed. For more information on Katie McKnight and her work, please visit http://www.Katie-McKnight-author.com or http://www.facebook.com/katiemcknightauthorpage