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Leesa Freeman

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December 08

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A native Texan, Leesa Freeman enjoys escaping the chill of New England, if only in her imagination, often setting her stories in the places she loved growing up. Some of her favorite moments are the ones where it’s just her, her Mac, and simply conversing with the people who live inside her head, and sharing their lives with those who take the time to read her stories. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters, where she is also an artist, an avid baker, and a self-proclaimed music snob. She can be found on her blog at http://www.leesafreeman.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LeesaFreeman.

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Leesa Freeman Write. Write every day. And know that at first what you write may be terrible. And so what? You are the only one who ever has to see it if you choose…moreWrite. Write every day. And know that at first what you write may be terrible. And so what? You are the only one who ever has to see it if you choose it that way. But somewhere along the way you will find your voice, you will hone your skills, and if you keep at it, you may find your calling.(less)
Leesa Freeman I hope to have my novel, Into the Deep End, out by the start of the new year. It tells the story of Luke Stevenson who dreamt of being the next Ryan…moreI hope to have my novel, Into the Deep End, out by the start of the new year. It tells the story of Luke Stevenson who dreamt of being the next Ryan Lochte, but that was before a nameless drunk driver crossed the yellow line, ending every dream he had. Mourning the loss of his twin sister Bethany and fighting to cope with life as a paraplegic, Luke is blind with anger and rage at everyone. Furthermore, thanks to his spinal cord injury and resulting impotence, Luke has no idea how to be the kind of man any woman would want—what could he possibly have to offer now?

I can’t wait for readers to meet Luke. He is the most difficult character I’ve written, partly because of all the research I did in trying to get the details just right, but also because I fell so much in love with him, that putting him through so much agony was really hard for me. But he figures out how to negotiate it all while keeping his sense of humor and self intact, and that is what makes Luke one of my favorites.(less)
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“I looked at the images hanging on the walls, wanting to find those things in her pictures. My favorite was directly across from me: a photo of a beaten, weathered hull of a rowboat. I knew about as much about boats as I did photography, which was next to nothing, but that boat wasn’t going anywhere near the water anytime soon unless the owner decided it would make a mediocre shipwreck to explore while scuba diving. Nevertheless, it faced the out-of-focus lake in the background, almost hopefully, as if it hadn’t yet decided its best days were gone, as if it still dreamed of bobbing peacefully on the waves.
“Does that one have a name?” I asked.
She smiled. “Seaworthy.”
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“She turned and smiled. “Kitchen-sink pasta.”
“My favorite. But you really ought to come up with a better name for it than kitchen-sink pasta. Sounds only slightly more appealing than bathtub gefilte fish.”
She shuddered. “Who in god’s name would make bathtub gefilte fish?”
“I dated a Jewish girl whose grandmother made it,” I laughed.”
Leesa Freeman

“What looks good to you?” he asked as if we were out for ice cream.
Rocky road or pistachio?
Like my Corvette sitting back in the shop, he had a penchant for American-made classics, the ones Detroit had long-since forgotten it once knew how to make. Slowly, I walked around looking at each one—the acid green Shelby Mustang with white racing stripes, the powder blue Ford Fairlane, the black Chevy Bel-Air— each in pristine condition and only because his blood and sweat coursed through them as surely as gasoline. But if he was serious that I could take my pick and drive it out of here, there was only one choice for me: the cherry red 1955 Ford Bronco.”
Leesa Freeman
tags: cars, humor

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anaïs Nin

“I looked at the images hanging on the walls, wanting to find those things in her pictures. My favorite was directly across from me: a photo of a beaten, weathered hull of a rowboat. I knew about as much about boats as I did photography, which was next to nothing, but that boat wasn’t going anywhere near the water anytime soon unless the owner decided it would make a mediocre shipwreck to explore while scuba diving. Nevertheless, it faced the out-of-focus lake in the background, almost hopefully, as if it hadn’t yet decided its best days were gone, as if it still dreamed of bobbing peacefully on the waves.
“Does that one have a name?” I asked.
She smiled. “Seaworthy.”
Leesa Freeman

“What looks good to you?” he asked as if we were out for ice cream.
Rocky road or pistachio?
Like my Corvette sitting back in the shop, he had a penchant for American-made classics, the ones Detroit had long-since forgotten it once knew how to make. Slowly, I walked around looking at each one—the acid green Shelby Mustang with white racing stripes, the powder blue Ford Fairlane, the black Chevy Bel-Air— each in pristine condition and only because his blood and sweat coursed through them as surely as gasoline. But if he was serious that I could take my pick and drive it out of here, there was only one choice for me: the cherry red 1955 Ford Bronco.”
Leesa Freeman
tags: cars, humor

“She turned and smiled. “Kitchen-sink pasta.”
“My favorite. But you really ought to come up with a better name for it than kitchen-sink pasta. Sounds only slightly more appealing than bathtub gefilte fish.”
She shuddered. “Who in god’s name would make bathtub gefilte fish?”
“I dated a Jewish girl whose grandmother made it,” I laughed.”
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