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Leigh Fallon

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in South Africa


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September 2010

In short

I was born in South Africa, raised in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Cork in my 20’s. While living in beautiful Kinsale, Co Cork I discovered a love of writing. I write mainly for the young adult market. My current book, The Carrier of the Mark, prompted me to abandon my ‘riveting’ career in corporate treasury and have been writing ever since. I have another three books in the Carrier series and a few other projects I'm working on. My family and I now share our time between Ireland and the US.

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I was born in Durban, South Africa. My parents moved back to Ireland while I was still very young. I grew up in the Dublin Mountains, just outside of Dublin city. I went to a convent school, with nuns, uniforms, gabardines and

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“This is going to sound crazy, but... from the moment I first set eyes on you I haven't been able to stop thinking about you.”
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message 24: by Leah

Leah Just read the second book of the carrier of the mark series! It was awesome! Really can't wait to read the next one!!!

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Leigh,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I am very much looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,

message 22: by Leah

Leah yeah! lol!

message 21: by Whitney

Whitney Jumping up and down!!! I'm friends with Leigh, I'm friends with Leigh.......woohoo

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 19: by Leah

Leah heya!

message 18: by Graeme

Graeme Stokes Hi Leigh, Thank you for your kind friendship.

Shelley (Bella) Thanks so much for adding me, Leigh! I loved CoTM! Was one of my favorite reads of 2011. Can't wait for book #2!

message 16: by Amber

Amber Hi Leigh,

Just wanted to THANK YOU for the add! REALLY loved your book and can't wait for the next one!

message 15: by Leigh

Leigh Fallon Hylary wrote: "I chose "Carrier of the Mark" as best fantasy novel of 2011 on my blog! http://libraryladyhylary.blogspot.com..."

I saw that earlier this week!! Thank you so much. I've RT'd and FB'd.

message 14: by Hylary

Hylary Locsin I chose "Carrier of the Mark" as best fantasy novel of 2011 on my blog! http://libraryladyhylary.blogspot.com...

Fabi Emi Hi Leigh
Thanks for the add =]

message 12: by Leigh

Leigh Fallon Carly wrote: "Hey Leigh, Thanks for accepting my friendship. loved Carrier Of The Mark, Can't wait for Dawn of the Knights. :)


Thanks Carly!!

message 11: by Carly

Carly Hey Leigh, Thanks for accepting my friendship. loved Carrier Of The Mark, Can't wait for Dawn of the Knights. :)


message 10: by Katie

Katie Hi Leigh, thankyou for accepting my friend request! I loved Carrier of the Mark, and I can't wait to see what happens between Megan and Adam in Dawn of the Knights! :D

Georgina thank you for accepting my friend request :D i fell in love with your book and found it an amazing read! I cannot wait to see what happens with Adam and Megan :) i also love your style of writing!!

Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah* Hi Leigh! Just wanted to tell you that I finished Carrier of the Mark last night and absolutely LOVED it! Can't wait to see what happens next with Adam and Megan! Keep up the great work! :)

message 7: by Leigh

Leigh Fallon Thanks Becca!

message 6: by Becca

Becca Thanks for your friendship!!! Congrats on Carrier's feedback...well deserved!

Ivanna Hey.!
I would just like to say thanks very much for taking part in the hunt.! I really enjoyed it.! I found lots of great new books to read.! Im looking forward to reading your book.! Thanks again,
ivanna.! :)

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Leigh! :D

Aleeeeeza also, your book sounds VERY interesting. can't wait to read it!

Aleeeeeza hello! thanks for the add :)

William O'Brien Hi Leigh - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William

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