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Aaaaaaand….. One More


My turn.

And it probably won’t be as entertaining as the others.  But, you’ll get to know me a bit anyway :-).

When Linda asked for SoCS help while she was out this month, I went back and forth in my head over whether to volunteer or not.  I wasn’t (am still not) certain I’m up to the task of contributing to a blog with such a following as this.  I mean, I’ll be honest: I was thrilled when my followers reached 100 a couple of months ago.  Ultimately, I decided to take the plunge (obviously, since you see me writing here now), and I hope that I don’t lose her any followers in the process ;-).

So.  A bit about me, just so that when you see my SoCS post in a couple of weeks, you don’t think I’m just some crazy person who hijacked Linda’s blog.

Like many others around here, I’m a writer.  I wrote (and illustrated) my first book at the age of 6.  Okay, it was really a short story by definition, but to a six year old, it was a book – bound and everything.  And by bound, I mean put in sheet protectors that were tied together with yellow yarn.  I digress.  When I saw that finished book, all tied up and pretty, I got a thrill like no other I had experienced up to that point.  I ran with that awesome feeling and never looked back (except for the illustrating part – I don’t do that anymore).  I have been writing ever since and loving it.

In middle and high school, I became addicted to writing poetry and short stories with twist endings.  My favorite authors were Edgar Allan Poe and O. Henry.  I tried my hand at a novel when I was 14, and though I was quite proud of it at first, the eyes of wisdom (a year later) saw that it was utter trash, and it has never since seen the light of day.  However, I wrote my second book when I was 15 and 16, and that book was revived and revised earlier this year, and published as a juvenile fiction book.

I continued to write through college, and though publishing was always like stars in my eyes, I saw it more as a pipe dream.  I didn’t get serious about writing something publishable until 2009, when I participated in my 3rd NaNoWriMo challenge in 4 years.  Even then, I hesitated to attempt publishing for four years.  This past year, I finally decided to jump in, feet first, and self-publish.  It has been a fun and exciting – and scary! – experience, and I wouldn’t change a thing.  I now have 4 self-published books, and am well into my fifth.  My main writing genre is Young Adult Fiction.

I am also a wife of an extremely successful and wonderful man, and the mother of five amazing children who have all survived the foster care system.  Four of them are adopted, and we are hoping to adopt the fifth soon.  In addition to writing and parenting, I try to make time in my schedule to play the piano and run.  When I find myself with free time (extremely rare), I like to read.

If you stuck through this entire post to the end, thank you for reading!  Please check out my website if you’re interested in learning more about my books or reading my blog.  I always respond to comments and love to discover new blogs as well.

Thanks for reading!  See you again soon for SoCS!

Author: authorleighmichaels

K. Leigh Michaels has had a passion for children and teens since she was a young girl, and has been writing stories since she was six years old. Combining these two loves came naturally as a teen when she began writing short stories and poetry for teens. Leigh has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin, and has had several poems published in anthologies. Leigh has published 3 Young Adult Novels and a Juvenile Fiction book. Leigh lives in Wisconsin with her husband and five adopted children. On being an Indie Writer: I love everything about being an Indie writer: what it means, what it stands for, and the feeling of community among Indie authors. One thing I would really like is if Indie writers banded together a little more tightly and helped each other - through the sharing of ideas, marketing opportunities, and even promotion. So I am open to any and all constructive feedback, while thanking and appreciating every single person who reads my blog and/or my book. For more about how I became a writer, read my blog entry Becoming a Writer.

40 thoughts on “Aaaaaaand….. One More

  1. I enjoyed reading about you here! Your persistence in writing and adopting foster kids is inspiring and admirable. Good job on life and thanks for jumping in and volunteering to help Linda. As someone coming back to writing after youthful dabblings, I’m excited to read about your journey into self publishing. I’m starting to lean more that way for my memoir. From everything I’ve been reading and hearing lately, self-publishing and/or publish on demand seems to be the way to go. Best wishes, and Thanks again!

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    • Thanks for reading! To be honest, I still feel like I’m “finding my way” with self-publishing; it is definitely a learning experience, but a fun one! I will look forward to getting to know you a little better! Good luck as you venture into the world of publishing! 🙂

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  3. Wow. I love your writing here. I also know what you mean about being thrilled to reach that 100 followers mark…it’s an amazing moment, isn’t it? I very much look forward to your posts on here and I will check out your blog just as soon as I’m back to normal life! (In middle of a major relocation and just trying to survive at this point, but am keeping up with the reading on here…)

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    • Well thank you for reading and commenting! I hope your relocation goes well – I completely understand about trying to survive through that! I’m impressed you’re keeping up with any reading at all; I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to! Good luck with it all, and I look forward to checking out your blog as well!


  4. Love this post! Wow you’re supermum! I have just a toddler and a 30hours job and I feel I can cope! I should stop complaining!!!

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  5. Wonderful intro post, Leigh. 🙂 Funny how so many of us started writing very young, isn’t it? It’s like we were born with it. 😀
    Thanks so much for deciding to go for it! 😀

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  6. Hi! Nice to meet you. Great intro post 🙂 I’ve been writing since high school, myself, but never thought about publishing until I took a creative writing class in college about 10 years ago and the teacher suggested it. I have one self-published book so far, and am working on more.

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  7. Thanks for filling in for Linda. Nice to meet you.

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  8. Nice to meet you Leigh. Welcome.

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  9. Well done, Leigh! 😉

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  10. Yeah, I made it to the end because the story was interesting. You are a very busy person and I will look forward to you posts.

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