Saturday, April 6, 2013

Spotlight on Author Leesia Champion

    What can we say about Leesia Champion? Well, we can say that she is hard working. She is a down to earth, country girl from Sparta, Tennessee. She currently lives in Quebeck, Tennessee.

    What inspired Leesia to write? She remembers reading the Dick and Jane books in school and it hit her that she was actually reading, instead of telling stories with the picture. She was so excited that she told her Father that she could read. He said, "One day you will be able to write books, instead of just reading them."

    What does Leesia like to do in her spare time when she's not working? First and foremost, Leesia enjoys writing and reading. She enjoys horseback riding, and named her walking horse mare, Writer's Block. She has three dogs, a shitzapoo, and 2 blue heelers. She has a cockatiel that is older than dirt, named GiGi.

    What about family life? Leesia is married to her very patient husband, who puts up with her crazy ideas for books with a bewildered shake of his head. He often asks her where do you get this stuff. She has one son, who she loves more than anything.

    Why does Leesia like writing paranormal and horror you ask? Most of her stories come from dreams. She has been plagued with nightmares since childhood, and she morbidly loved them and fed them with her vivid imagination. As she grew older she decided to put the dreams into book form for others to enjoy.

    If there was one wish that she could make it would be to help every needy child in the world. She often gives to children when they don't have snack money, or field trip money. Her one wish would be to make enough money from writing books to be able to set up a foundation for her local school systems so that no child would go without snack, ice cream, field trips or any other thing they may need.

    She would also like to be able to help abused women by inspiring them. Her message to any abused woman is this. "You can get out. You are beautiful. You are not alone. There is help out there, the first place to start is the police department."

    "If you have a dream, don't give up. You are awesome and you can do anything that you set your heart on. Write!"

You can find Leesia at the links below.

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