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Job/hobbies : Writer of crime fiction
Registration date : 2009-02-14

PostSubject: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:01 am

About myself
I started writng at a fairly advanced age. Having picked up a pen, I found myself unable to put it down again. Within 6 months of this revelation, I was fortunate enough to be offered a 3 book deal with a publisher specialising in crime fiction. Progress since then has been taking its time on the publishing front, but the writing continues to flow. I'm now seeking an agent. I seem to follow the traditional path backwards but as yet have discovered neither rhyme nor reason in this new world I've entered. In my other life, I'm a school teacher and unreservedly conventional - on the outside. (outside world or persona?)

My writing
I write crime fiction! exclamation mark denoting exuberance! My work has been described as "seriously creepy gripping psychological thrillers". More can be found on the link: www.noexit.co.uk/titles.php/itemcode/488 You can also read an article about my writing in Crime Time Magazine link: www.crimetime.co.uk/publishing/ct54.pdf pages 14-15 (I think)
CUT SHORT is the first book in a series featuring feisty DI Geraldine Steel. CUT SHORT will be available in July 2009 - watch out for my virtual party on my blog CRIME FICTION - you are all invited!

I'm also writing for children and am hoping to find a publisher for this series... does lightning strike twice? I hope so!
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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:44 am

Wow! I'm really impressed!! That's rather amazing, and I'm excited you decided to join us here. Hopefully I can learn something from you. I'm Ren and if you have any questions or just want to chat up a virgin writer who's never been published yet, feel free to shoot me a PM. Welcome to the boards, and hope to see you around~

<3 Ren
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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:13 am

Hi Leigh,

Welcome to the board and thank you so much for dropping in and joining. Congrats on the first book, it sounds amazing. I read the synopsis on your site (excellent btw) - i'm really intriqued! your article is really good int he magazine - i'm also a fan of Ian McEwan.

Its great to have you here, many of us are in the process of getting published so we'll all be asking for your advice and wisdom!

If you feel there is a topic missing anywhere, feel free to start one and remember if you've any issues or questions etc pm me or any of the other mods.

thanks again for joining Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:48 am

Well, dang, I've been one-upped. Razz
(Sorry, inside joke.)

Anyway, welcome! Glad you decided to join up! I'm Novel-Goddess, but call me Novel. PM me or any of the other mods if you need anything.

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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:32 pm

Wow, congratulations on the book-deal Smile I look forward to reading the book in July (hopefully someday I can get it signed somehow). Good luck with the children's books.
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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:54 pm

Wow, published! Congrats! And I will totally get your book in July, which is my birthday, so it will be my present to myself! Very Happy Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:09 am

Woah, that's great that you've been published!

I'm so glad you decided to join us here - I imagine you'll have a lot of interesting insights that you can share with us.

Hope you have time to post around here sometimes.

~daeonica

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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:29 am

Congrats on the deal, Leigh! I love crime fiction!

Welcome to the boards. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Leigh Russell   Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:10 pm

Oo goody, someone who doesn't write YA. You'll bring a nice mix to the forum. Published too - congrats! Best wishes on the agent hunt.
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