About Leanne Schroder:
I’m a mom with teens and an author. I was born in the land down under, Australia. Though a lifelong Aussie hailing from Queensland, I’m now also a Tassie, as I currently reside in Hobart, Tasmania. In my youth, I was a competitive swimmer, winning Silver for Queensland at state in the 200 meters butterfly and also representing in the 10K marathon swim. I’ve written several books including Kidnapped at K7, Mission Possible, Elusive Quarry, and Mumma Africa.
What inspires you to write?
Mission Possible is my latest release. I’ve always wanted to be a writer and I’ve been scribbling passionately for many years. I’ve tried for a few years to find success with my first novel. Now I just write for me and have fun.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like to write in the wide outdoors. Sometimes kangaroos, koalas or whatever else may happen by and interrupt me but I enjoy it.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are very real to me. I see them in my mind’s eye and if I’m not true to their “character” they let me know.
What advice would you give other writers?
Chin up. Be brave. Be true to yourself. Know when to give up, but keep trying if you have even the slightest inkling of possibility.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It’s been a long, mostly unsuccessful journey for me. I published my first book in 2011 and I’ve been scraping along for over four years. I lost hope for a while, then found a great marketing team (Kindle Marketing) to help me do the things I really couldn’t. Now I just focus on writing and they take care of everything for me that I hated doing anyway.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s scary and exciting. There are so many opportunities, but seems like so little chance to actually make a living at what I love. I try not to be discouraged about that, but it’s hard. Recently, I signed a distribution deal with a trade publisher and I’m very excited about the possibilities.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Mystery, Action, Adventure
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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