Author Archive | Leigh

A Little Goodbye (and the Importance of Community)

I’m sad to say that this will be my last post as a regular contributor to Pub(lishing)Crawl. As much as I truly love being a part of this blog, deadlines and touring have gotten the best of me at least for the time being. (And let’s face it, I’ve always been an erratic blogger at best. Need a thousand word rant on an episode of Game of Thrones? I’m there. Tidy round-up post on likeable […]

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Extra!: Bonus Content and the Expanded Universe

As a reader, when I fall in love with a fictional world, I glom onto anything that will prolong the experience of living in it—and if tumblr has taught me anything, it’s that I’m not alone in that desire. We see it in the success of something as elaborate as J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore, but also in the more organic and user-driven growth of fan fiction, and the active communities that have grown up around books […]

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Interview with Elizabeth Ross, Author of Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed […]

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Interview with J.R. Johansson, Author of Insomnia

Insomnia Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death. Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is […]

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Birthday & Bonus Content Giveaway

It’s my birthday! I lie. Tomorrow is my birthday. But does it really matter when there are treats in store? That’s right, it’s giveaway time! On April 17th, I’ll be part of the “Fall in Love with Teen Fiction” event at Powell’s in Beaverton, Oregon, with Kody Keplinger, Ingrid Paulson, Mindee Arnett, Lisa Desrochers, Sarah Fine, and Kristin Halbrook. To promote the event, we created a limited run of booklets with exclusive content from all of the […]

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