I’m Leslie, a writer, reader, and Library Assistant at an elementary school. I need eyes for my second/third draft of a YA paranormal fiction involving evil possession and zombies. But I have SO many projects and they all vary in genres. I have Adult thrillers with a bit of a sexy flair, and also a self-help book that offers positive thoughts and journaling ideas. I am also giving a try at a children’s book that focuses on life skills and learning fun with animals.
I love to read when I am not writing. I also enjoy Yoga, meditating, bike riding, and roller skating. I am learning the guitar and making beaded jewelry to help with my creative juices.
I enjoy people watching, movies, and anything that’s scary, mysterious, and supernatural.
My favorite writers are Stephen King, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, J.K Rowling, Jessica Brody, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Cate Tiernan….to name a few.
I love to see things outside the box in books…no cookie cutter plots or regular expectations. I love to be in a zone of thinking that it could be me in the book…the “what if” factor of stories.
I love to be scared, to be reminded of my past pains, and to cry so hard I feel better…after laughing or crying. I love stories with funny dialog, characters that do the unexpected, and love affairs that make me blush.
Mysteries, crimes, paranormal, comedies, and families that are as real as my own. I love action scenes, descriptive murder scenes, hot sexy scenes, and magic that I could only wish was real.
I love when old people cus, when fights break out, and character situations that make my jaw drop.
I am not really into historical fiction.
Logline in progress…
Celebrating her Sweet Sixteen, Alyssa Hayes receives a beautiful antique ruby necklace. But when she begins to feel strange and have horrifying dreams, she digs into the story of the jewel, opening a door to her past that wants to come back to life.
I have other stories in progress, too. An adult fiction whodunnit thriller called “It’s About Time,” about two sisters trying to find their mother who’s believed to be dead but they are in odds with their beliefs about it and forced to do things they could never imagine to get her back and find the culprit. This book is in its second draft of edits and ALMOST ready to read.
Another book I am working on is called, “Web of Lies.” This is an Adult contemporary with a love triangle and hidden agendas. The working blurb is as follows….
“On the verge of filing bankruptcy, psychiatrist Lauren Malloy, struggling to hide her drinking problem, becomes the target of her clients’ blackmail when his addiction forces her to break the law. But when her husband strikes gold at work, an unexpected guest from her past arrives causing a riff in her family, pushing her to face her truths, and pitting her in the middle of a love triangle that could end deadly.”
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- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
Happy writing and CPing!