About Leandra Summers:
Leandra Summers was born in South Africa. She grew up in Namibia with a loving family spending weekends in nature. (Occasionally even being chased by an Elephant or Rhino). She pursued a career in the Mental Health field travelling to various Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries to work. Her love of interacting with and developing people led her into the management field after completing her Masters Degree. Writing is a passion of hers and she embraces life to the full by exploring countries, writing, working and carrying out dreams. Never forgetting her African background she regularly travels back to South Africa: the one place in the world that restores her sanity. Currently she resides in Spain with her loving partner and two cats. The motto she lives by is: Life is not a rehearsal…
What inspires you to write?
My inspiration to write is in most part internal. I found that from a child I had a need to express myself in the written form. This took the form of poetry and as a young adult I published various poetry pieces. This year I decided to branch out into what interests me. As I explored this more and in the various countries in which I live, I came across many lovely women looking for this particular genre. This led me to try to meet that need and it is these women who provide external inspiration for me.
Tell us about your writing process.
I aim to have a writing process that is matched by ‘letting it flow’ and making sure I work at it. I let my mind day dream and occasionally the words will flow. At other times I find I have to force myself to start writing and it is then that the characters seem to take over.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Yes. My characters seem to dominate me and tell me where they want to go. I often try to think of various scenarios but because they are well defined women they take over and lead me down the path they want to go.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what you know and are interested in. Try to to set aside a time to write but listen to your creative mind: if you are suddenly inspired to write and are able to, then stop everything and write your story/thoughts/ideas down; don’t lose the impetus.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to self publish, because there do not appear to be many publishers who publish lesbian domestic discipline stories/books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think books will always be published in print, but a greater emphasis will be placed on e-books. This is to be expected as technology evolves. Print books might be kept in libraries or library museums but human beings love holding and owning something tangible.
What genres do you write?: Lesbian fiction, romance, domestic discipline
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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