Jen: Today we welcome Leanora Moore to Romancing the Book. Leanora, will you share a short bio with us?
Leanora: At the age of 35, I have a loving and supportive husband who has been by my side for 12 years, and i have five wonderful kids.
As a little girl i have always had a notebook, where i could write my dreams and fantasies down. Growing into adulthood i would read other authors work and say to myself that i can do the same thing. At the age of 31 I decided to write my first novel titled THE CARESS OF A YOUNGER MAN.
Though out the whole process i have learned that to write a great novel you have to be willing to learn and apply the information. I thank all the authors that offered me advise and knowledge.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Leanora: Finding Love Within: Voluptuously Curvy and Loving It Series- Volume Two was released August 24, 2013
Deidra Parker is a plus size executive assistant, who has led a boring life and she’s tired of it. So she decided to add some excitement to her life. Starting with getting the attention of the only man she has ever loved since they were kids in the sandbox and who also happened to be her boss, Jackson Reynolds.
Jackson has the reputation of being a playboy, because his relationships never last longer than a month or two. Just ending his last relationship, Jackson starts to rethink his idea on dating and wants to give up on dating for a while.
Will Deidra’s new look and attitude make Jackson want to be in a lasting relationship or will he revert back to his old ways and hurt Deidra in the process?
Jen: Who has influenced you as a writer?
Leanora: Danielle Steel and Brenda Jackson, were the first romance authors that I had ever read. They both opened my eyes to wanting to be an romance author. I even had an email chat with Ms. Jackson and she told me not to let anyone hold me back and stay focused.
Jen: Do you have a favorite character or one you most identify with?
Leanora: Out of all my characters, Deidra Parker out of Finding Love Within is the one that I can identify with. She has let life pass her by and she gets tired of it and makes some needed changes in her self. I went through some similar changes with my life after i was diagnosed with Lupus and Chronic Asthma. I was letting life pass me by and I decided to pursue my life long dream of being an author and that’s what i did. I started taking classes and researching everything about the industry. I even reached out to successful authors, such as Brenda Jackson and Carmen Green, and asked for advice about getting into the industry.
Jen: What do you do in your free time?
Leanora: In my free time I spend it with my family. We watch movies or dance to the Xbox 360 Just Dance 4.
Jen: What did you do to celebrate your first book? Do you do anything to celebrate a sale, new contract or release?
Leanora: My first book, I held a big release party for friends, family and readers. We had great music, dancing, and tons of food. Now with each new release, I hold a book signing, or release party.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Leanora: At the moment I’m working on Her Forgotten Lover, which is volume three in my Voluptuously Curvy and Loving It Series. It is planned to be released in January 2014.