About Leigh Podgorski:
I am an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Among my favorite projects are a play and documentary on Cahuilla elder Katherine Siva Saubel entitled We Are Still Here and the one-act play Windstorm for which I interviewed Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. My novels include The Women Debrowska that is (very) loosely based on my own Polish ancestry, Ouray’s Peak which follows the story of one matriarchal Ute Indian lineage, the Mystery Magical Realism Stone Quest series that includes Desert Chimera, Gallows Ascending, and the newly released Neuri Shape-Shifter, and my recently completed western contemporary love story, Western Song.
What inspires you to write?
Stories. I love to read them and I love to tell them.
Tell us about your writing process.
Outline. I definitely know my ending before I begin. But during the course of the work– it is the characters who tell me what to do. The book does not spring to life until the characters start talking to me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. Write.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Today it is so difficult to get the attention of a representative that I decided I could no longer wait months and years. So, I have become a one woman band.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It is becoming more and more commercial and this is very sad to me. The soul is being sacrificed on the altar of the bottom line. As are all things. Hope lies in our youth, and I pray they will save us.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Historical fiction, Mystery, Love story
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print
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