Hello everyone, this is Leagh Christensen, aka Romance Book Craze Blog, aka Author’s Assistant. Today I wanted to talk a bit about how I have managed to make my dreams come true and how it all started with blogging.
About 3 yrs. ago, I was given my very first romance novel. I don’t remember the name but I do remember it was by Nora Roberts. I was quickly taken by the romance and stories. I just kept picking up book after book. I never realized how many romance authors and books were out there. This love quickly grew from Nora Roberts to Lora Leigh, to Lorelei James.
Before I knew it I was reading everything from paranormal to historical to erotic romance. I was absolutely addicted, like “Hi, my name is Leagh and I am addicted to books” addicted. My family suffered, my kids felt left out, and my housework and womanly duties fell behind. I know, this sounds like a bad story but it gets better, I promise. I then decided that I was going to take this addiction and do something with it. I started playing on the social networks and friending authors and that soon turned into me starting my own blog. Now, when I started my blog, I knew nothing about blogging. I didn’t even realize there were so many blogs out there. I was overwhelmed and started putting more time and money into blogging. I was having the time of my life, for the first time ever, I found something that I loved and that I was good at.
I soon realized that this was an outlet for me. It was a way for me to talk to people who loved the same things as me, who understood how I felt. It was the best discovery ever! I don’t have a lot of friends around where I live, I have been with my husband since I was 15 yrs. old so I never developed female companionship so when I started becoming friends with my fellow romance lovers, it filled a void that I didn’t realize existed. I soon found myself getting deeper and deeper into the romance community.
I started working with authors to help them promote their books and that quickly turned into me becoming the Personal Assistant to numerous authors including Kallypso Masters, Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey, Cherise Sinclair, and many more. I finally feel like I am important and I finally feel like I belong. This is what I was meant to do in life and this has made my life complete. I am a happier person. I am still working on balancing family, being a wife, and my soon to be career so it is still a struggle but it gets better every day.
Thank you to Romancing the Book for having me here today. I really appreciate it!
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