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Leigh Russell

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After many years teaching English in secondary school, internationally bestselling author Leigh Russell now writes crime fiction full time. Published in English and in translation in Europe, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, including #1 on kindle. Leigh's work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson series are in development for television with Avalon Television Ltd.
Journey to Death is the first title in her Lucy Hall series published by Thomas and Mercer.

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Leigh Russell Probably the best cure for writer's block is a publisher's deadline. I've been very fortunate that my publisher likes to offer me multiple book deals,…moreProbably the best cure for writer's block is a publisher's deadline. I've been very fortunate that my publisher likes to offer me multiple book deals, so as soon as one manuscript is written, I'm on to the next book without a break. Now that I'm writing two series, I'm delivering two manuscripts a year. It keeps me busy - and there's no time to worry about writer's block! For writers who don't have externally imposed deadlines, setting your own deadlines might help.(less)
Leigh Russell I hope you'll forgive my very late reply, Nick. I've been struggling to get on Goodreads for a while (entirely my own fault - changed email). First of…moreI hope you'll forgive my very late reply, Nick. I've been struggling to get on Goodreads for a while (entirely my own fault - changed email). First of all, thank you so much for your question, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the Geraldine Steel series! It's probably too late to answer now, but I'd say it doesn't really matter. Geraldine and Ian meet up in each of their books, but the stories are quite separate. I hope that answers your question. Leigh (less)
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“pretty exhausting. I think my mother finds it all too much but she absolutely refuses to let any of us help her.’ ‘How many brothers and sisters have you got?’ ‘Four.’ ‘There are five of you!’ ‘You’re a mathematician?”
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Leigh Jeannie and Louis wrote: "Thank you for your friendship and wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with writing/reading."

Thank you, and the same to you!


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Leigh Paula wrote: "Hi Leigh, thank you for adding me to your list."


Good to hear from you.


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Leigh Emily wrote: "Thanks Leigh for accepting my friend request :)

Hope all is going well with your writing."


Thanks, Emily!


message 8: by Leigh (last edited Oct 01, 2015 12:40PM)

Leigh Jacques wrote: "Thanks for the friendship. Very interesting choice of books. Looking forward to your latest recommendations."


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Leigh Jacques wrote: "Thanks for the friendship. Very interesting choice of books. Looking forward to your latest recommendations."
Nice to hear from you. I'm rather behind with my reading as I've had a lot of writing to do. My TBR pile is growing! Leigh


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Leigh Deborah wrote: "Thanks for the friend add, Leigh. Looking forward to following your reads. Hi Deborah, sorry for the late response... I only just saw these comments. Lovely to hear from you. Leugh

Deborah J Ledford
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod Thank you for your friendship and wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with writing/reading.


message 4: by Paula

Paula Hi Leigh, thank you for adding me to your list.


Jacques Goyette Thanks for the friendship. Very interesting choice of books. Looking forward to your latest recommendations.


Emily  Cross Thanks Leigh for accepting my friend request :)

Hope all is going well with your writing.


Deborah Ledford Thanks for the friend add, Leigh. Looking forward to following your reads.

Deborah J Ledford
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