Leah Scheier

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A.C. Doyle, Nick Hornby, C.S. Lewis, Lloyd Alexander, Marcus Zusak

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Leah Scheier was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. As a child, she was inspired by her favorite authors, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lloyd Alexander, and C.S. Lewis to dream up tales of adventure and romance. Now grown up with daughters of her own, Leah works as a pediatrician and continues to create new stories.
Her first novel, SECRET LETTERS, came out 6/26/12 (Hyperion/Disney). Her second novel, YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR is due to be released in September 1, 2015 (Sourcebooks Fire).
You can write to Leah through her website (on the contact page) or follow on twitter (@leahscheier)

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Leah Scheier Hi Jean, Thanks so much for writing to me! I'm so glad you enjoyed my novel. I have had a couple of readers say that they would have loved to hear…moreHi Jean, Thanks so much for writing to me! I'm so glad you enjoyed my novel. I have had a couple of readers say that they would have loved to hear Jonah's POV as well as April's. While that is a fascinating idea, I don't have plans to write that viewpoint at this time. There are several wonderful novels told from the POV of a person with schizophrenia (CHALLENGER DEEP by Neal Shusterman just won the National Book Award) and I'm not sure an additional POV would add much to this story. Also I'm concerned it would feel a tad repetitive. As for a sequel, I wanted to leave the novel hopeful and open-ended. If you see April and Jonah finding each other again, there is certainly room for that! And if you see them going their separate ways, that's fine too. I tend to the happier epilogue in my imagination, but I can see both endings. Thanks again for writing to me!(less)
Leah Scheier I'm always working on another novel. :-) But if you mean when my next novel is coming out-- September 1st. It's called Your Voice is All I Hear and is…moreI'm always working on another novel. :-) But if you mean when my next novel is coming out-- September 1st. It's called Your Voice is All I Hear and is about a teenage girl whose first boyfriend is diagnosed with schizophrenia. I hope you can check it out! Thanks for writing to me! (less)
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Making sense of my TBR pile

There are so many amazing new releases this year! I've been seeing some of the same books recommended over and over, so I've compiled a TBR list to organize my reading over the summer. My top anticipated reads so far: (the last few are at the bottom because they haven't been released yet)

Currently reading:
Under the Lights--own on kindle
Half of a Yellow Sun- borrowed

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“I really miss the thought of you. I miss the hope that my future could've been a brilliant one–that you might have made it so. But I don't regret the dream even if it's gone now. And I want to thank you for inspiring it.”
Leah Scheier, Secret Letters

“You're not like a lot of your classmates. Friendships mean more to you. And so will your relationships. I'm not worried about the speed. I'm worried about the intensity... I actually know you, believe it or not. You're the type that can get completely swept away. And you'll stay loyal to the people you love, no matter what. Loyalty isn't a bad thing, but it is when you're fifteen and you have no experience.”
Leah Scheier, Your Voice Is All I Hear

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“His gaze travelled down me, then zipped back to my face. "Sorry."
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“But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.”
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“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”
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