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Fiona Leonard

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As a teenager, Fiona took two career aptitude tests. The first said she was unemployable, the second returned only one result - coroner. She decided to ignore both (and give up taking aptitude tests) and instead became in turn, an Australian diplomat, foreign and trade policy consultant, freelance writer, theatre producer, blogger, home schooler and author (and sometimes several of these at once).

She has a gypsy soul that has carried her across twenty countries on four continents, including one year long adventure driving across the USA and Canada with her husband, daughter and the dog.

Her love of Africa was forged during a three year posting to Zimbabwe. She now lives in Ghana, West Africa.



Back when I first started writing novels I dreamed about getting a book deal. Every time I sent away a pitch letter I hoped that this would be the one - that the return email with a publishing house address would contain not only an exciting contract, but also confirmation that I was a writer. For the longest time it was a wild fantasy, but when that email eventually arrived, yes, I felt like... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.92 · 36 ratings · 15 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Chicken Thief
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Dancing With Zebras
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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